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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September 20th, 2011 · · 6 CommentsUncategorized
September 16th, 2011 · · 5 Commentslucy, 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 […]
July 20th, 2011 · · No CommentsUncategorized
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. […]
May 5th, 2011 · · 1 CommentUncategorized
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 […]
April 4th, 2011 · · 2 CommentsUncategorized
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] […]
April 3rd, 2011 · · 2 CommentsUncategorized
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 […]
February 1st, 2011 · · 1 CommentUncategorized
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 […]
December 1st, 2010 · · 1 CommentUncategorized
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 […]
December 1st, 2010 · · No CommentsUncategorized
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….
November 30th, 2010 · · 3 CommentsUncategorized
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 […]