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“A portrait of my boys, once a week, every week, in 2016″. I think this is the first week since O being born that I’ve felt really quite stretched. I feel like there has been enough of me to go round (just) – but another pair of hands would have been very helpful in between […] Read more…

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Monkey nut knights – made and discovered

I’ve been a bit distracted this week, as I’ve had packing for our holiday on my mind. I’m worried I’m going to forget something major, and I’m feeling a little apprehensive about the flight. It could be fine, but it could be a nightmare – I’m sure there will be moments of both. My job […] Read more…

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Green fingers

Spring is well and truly here, and at this time of year we love having a go at growing a few vegetables and flowers. In the past we have been a little too ambitious, and then got overwhelmed with keeping everything alive (which is where we struggle). This year we’re going for quality over quantity, […] Read more…

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Where am I?

Everything tells me I am somewhere new. The air smells different and so does the rain. The buildings are different and people aren’t speaking English. The people are different – they look different, their posture is different, they move differently. Let me take you on a journey, can you guess – where am I? It’s […] Read more…

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Potty training

Four weeks into potty training and Ru has got it. We have had some good runs of accident free days, and he is almost always dry at night too. He has been a little trickier to train than Winston, which I think is partly my fault (distraction and needing to be out of the house […] Read more…

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“A portrait of my boys, once a week, every week, in 2016″. Whenever the boys have a bath they always try to persuade me to come in with them. They have also been keen to have baby O join them, and their wish came true on Friday. Plus, it was a bonus opportunity to ‘try […] Read more…

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Paradise bars – made and discovered

I feel like I’ve been a bit lazy this week – watched too much TV in the evenings and generally being clapped out by 8pm. I think it’s important to have a week like that once in a while. I feel that I notice the little achievements more, but maybe I’m just making excuses for […] Read more…

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Five reasons I am proud to be British

The words ‘proud’ and ‘British’ aren’t often seen, or heard in the same sentence. We British aren’t known for our pride, but we are known for talking about the weather at every opportunity, our need to queue (and annoyance at those that don’t respect queuing etiquette), the way we over apologise, the way we strip […] Read more…

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