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Recently I part took in jury service. It was not something I was particularly looking forward to, but you often find that with people who have a legal backgrounds. I still stand by that the exemption for legally trained individuals to be jurors should have never been lifted. It is not that we have an unfair advantage, far from it, but we do know what constitutes as evidence, and even after the Judge had given their instructions, there were still members of the jury who refused to believe that testimony was evidence and deliberations became heated.

Many will be scared and anxious about reaching a guilty verdict, you are determining the fate of other people, but this is how the English legal system works, or doesn’t work, as several of us on the panel decreed.

I cannot go into further details, but just when you think you have seen everything and nothing else could shock you, I wouldn’t say this experience has shocked me, but it has definitely opened my eyes.

During the service, I woke up one morning to find Monster standing over my bed playing with a foil wrapper of some sorts. I looked closer to see that it was a Kit Kat wrapper. I casually called out to my husband who was in the other room as to where Monster might have got it from. He came in and sheepishly took it from them, telling them that they were supposed to dispose of the evidence not play with it.

Yes, a 16 month old was going to dispose of a chocolate bar wrapper and not play with it!?!

Last weekend there was a dog show going on at Hever Castle, it was just Monster and I, Monster loves dogs, so why not.

My husband and I have been under the impression for several weeks now that Monster can walk, they are just choosing not to. Even the child-minder mentioned it. I have seen Monster walking across the room several times, but Jack hadn’t until that very same weekend. Our suspicions were confirmed when Monster made it up to the top of Hever Castle using the stone spiral stairs, and we managed to get out of there without Monster putting their own stamp on any of the artifacts found in one of history’s most renowned households.

So if you are planning on Monster rearing any time soon, there will be a book released hopefully by the end of the year called “The Perfect Brownie”. It is a comical true story, written by my mother Diane Foxhall about me. Pre-ordering will be available in the coming months so watch this space.

For now, I will leave you with a little rhyme called  ‘When you have a baby you become a ninja’

When babies sleep you know which floorboards squeak
You hide behind corners trying not to sneeze;
You try different methods to keep them sweet; and
being stealth is crucial if YOU want to sleep!

K J Foxhall

The fourth installment of the original (before anyone else named their books with the same title),The Dragon Realm Chronicles “Imogen Claire” is going to be released in 2017. To read books one-three, please see below.

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