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BBC News – Al-Shabab radio gives weapons prize to Somali children

September 20th, 2011 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

What hope is there for these children in a culture with this sort of mentality.   BBC News – Al-Shabab radio gives weapons prize to Somali children.

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Final word (on this whole “both kids in same school” thing)

September 16th, 2011 · 6 Comments · lucy, school, Uncategorized

Last October’s post: “I am picturing a little girl. She has blond hair and blue eyes. She is wearing a polo shirt with her school’s emblem on its breast. Holding a picture she has drawn for me, she shouts “Daddy” as she runs towards me from her classroom, the same classroom in which her brother […]

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The Fresh Air Fund

July 20th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

OK, I’m going to break my blogging silence very briefly to reward the tenacity of Sara over at The Fresh Air Fund, an organisation that connects families who are prepared to open up their hearts and their homes to kids from the city to give them a fresh air experience that could change their life forever. […]

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The AV referendum

May 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Ok, I promised to write eloquently on this but I’m too lazy busy. So I give you three reasons to vote Yes today. 1. It may be “a grubby little compromise”, but AV is still more representative and therefore (in my opinion) more democratic than FPTP. Instead of electing governments for whom only 30% expressed […]

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Overheard this morning

April 4th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

At breakfast… Oliver: “Lucy, why did the chicken cross the road?” Lucy: “I don’t know.” Oliver” To get to th smelly nappy.” Lucy: “That’s not funny.” Tough crowd. As I left Lucy at her nursery… Little girl playing opposite Lucy in sand pit: “Hello Lucy. [pause] You’re my best friend and no-one else!” Lucy: [smiles] […]

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Out and about

April 3rd, 2011 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

My dabbling with Geocaching continues, primarily to get the kids out and about. Last weekend I took Oliver to a chache that I knew had some good stuff in it, only to find someone had been and taken most of it a few days before! A rookie mistake not to check the logs. Nonetheless he […]

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Capturing the moment

February 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Today I heard a poem that beautifully captures feelings of love for a daughter, a three year old daughter no less, just like my own. As it is available online, I have taken the liberty of reprinting here, complete with publisher’s credits. (The book from which it is taken is still available via Amazon.) For […]

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Attitude of gratitude

December 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Today I am grateful: to Idaho Dad for sending me my prize CD from his recent giveaway (plus another equally splendid CD for no other reason than he is a good egg – thank you sir!) that Oliver enjoyed the snow on his walks to and from school today and that Lucy got chance to […]

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Attention all commenters

December 1st, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

For some reason, some comments are not showing up on the blog (for me anyway), yet I can see them in the WordPress dashboard. So, Jessi and EnglishDadInNewYork (amongst others), your comments are appreciated, even if not yet visible. Bear with me people, I’ll sort this….

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Looks like we made it

November 30th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

So here we are at the end of NaBloPoMo. I rarely doubted I’d make it to the end, but I certainly doubted whether any of my posts would be worth reading. So how did it go? Well, it was enjoyable, but the fact it was daily made it too time consuming to want to do it […]

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