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Janey Dal
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A book I must recommend

Post by Janey Dal » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:28 am

“Why Mummy Drinks” by Gill Sims.

I have to say that I am only half way through this but it has made me laugh out loud. Not many supposedly funny books do that for me.

If you have every juggled a young family with life and/or work then you will find this book hilarious.

It is deffo chick-lit but intelligent chick-lit.

I have loved her aspirations at the start of the new school term and her subsequent reality. Her descriptions of her ‘feral’ children and her tacit war with the well-groomed mothers at the school gates who make her feel inadequate.

It’s a long time since my two kids were little but I could identify with the whole thing. Exaggerated? Yes. Hilarious? Yes.

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Re: A book I must recommend

Post by Foxysally » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:22 pm

The author writes a blog/ Facebook page called "Peter and Jane" which I often read. It's like a live diary of this and very funny. Like you, even though my girls are grown, there was a lot which rang true!
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Re: A book I must recommend

Post by Janey Dal » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:08 am

Oh wow Sarah I didn’t know that -I shall look for it.

I just love the constant toilet humour of her son Peter. It’s all farts and poo! And that just what little boys are like in my experience.

Actually the bigger ones aren’t much better come to think of it :lol: :lol: .

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Re: A book I must recommend

Post by stuart13 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:22 pm

Farts or Poos?

:wink:

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Re: A book I must recommend

Post by MikeyB » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:56 pm

The trick is discerning the difference beforehand when you’re on Creon, Stu, as you well know. :D

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Re: A book I must recommend

Post by stuart13 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:53 am

:wink:

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Re: A book I must recommend

Post by Janey Dal » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:04 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: @ Stuart :lol: :lol: :lol:

See what I mean about boys turning everything into toilet humour? :lol: :lol:

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Re: A book I must recommend

Post by Foxysally » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:03 am

Stuart and Mike illustrating your point perfectly for you, Jane :wink: :lol:
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Re: A book I must recommend

Post by Janey Dal » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:45 am

:lol: :lol: aren’t they just? :lol: :lol:

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