Category Archives: Kids

Not just a grey pencil!

Hrrrmmmmmmmmhhh. Pfffff. :-( It was one of those desolate “the world just ended” sighs that small children do when something awful just happened, (the last flat piece of lego is jammed stuck to the second last piece of flat lego … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

MJM.

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Silent Sunday

* MJM

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Leoni the Catkin bug

My 4yo went to a birthday party on Sunday afternoon. He returned clutching three things: a blow-up aeroplane, a large catkin and a Kinder Schoko-bon. The blow-up aeroplane was enormous fun but moving on … In my most innocent typing … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

* MJM.

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Bong …

We heard the church bells donging “Wedding here … This is a wedding!” while we having lunch today and the question came for the first time ever: “Mummy, when did you get wedding’d?” “Oh, Mummy’s never been ‘married’ Poppet” I … Continue reading

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Rekindled

For the last 2.5 weeks I have been lying flat on my back in my lounge. For the last 2 of those 2.5 weeks I have been a disobedient patient and, instead of doing “nothing,” I set up a makeshift … Continue reading

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Mutant Bavarian Mosquitos / No Child Out of Reach cntd

The new generation of Bavarian mosquito is small, stealth-like and nasty! They tend to leave me and go for L when he is asleep. He now has a high bed and the net doesn’t fit properly around the ladder. He … Continue reading

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L’s new friend and No Child out of Reach

* Please sign the petition to David Cameron for more health workers here. Thank you. * When the big, fat packet came through the post, we were both excited but I was also a little sad; the girl in Ghana … Continue reading

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Moon Rising

* She leaned against the wooden rail and stared out across the fields, suddenly conscious of how much earlier the evenings were falling as she gazed at the sea of maize before her, flowery tips flickering in a deep golden … Continue reading

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