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November 29th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Nothing of consequence. Just a document of how life is today. After all, that’s what I started this blog to capture. This is the sort of post that I would normally publish only to family, but for NaBloPoMo, to get a flavour of the whole blog, I am making it public. There’s nothing better than […]

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Saturday snap – Who let the dots out?

November 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

At this morning’s “Who Let The Dads Out”, a local playgroup for 0-5 year olds run by Heaton Moor Evangelical Church, Oliver joined his sister to do some painting. Nothing remarkable you might think, but Oliver very rarely takes part in any drawing, painting  or craft activity these days, so it was great to see […]

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Bonfire Night

November 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Tonight in the UK is Bonfire Night, or Guy Fawkes Night if you want to be posh. It is a strange celebration, best thought of as a bizarre excuse for standing around a bonfire to keep warm and for setting off fireworks. (And while Wikipedia is full of interesting facts about this event, it has […]

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Please read now!

November 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I had plans for a fun post today to keep up NaBloPoMo, then I received an email, saying that Sakineh Ashtiani, is facing imminent execution. For those who don’t know this case, I will summarise by saying that she was found guilty of the murder of her husband, in an unfair/unsafe (take your pick) trial, […]

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Oh no, it’s offical – I am a blogging bore

November 1st, 2010 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

“Yeah, like we hadn’t noticed!”, I hear you cry. But that was just me being amateurishly boring about blogging. It’s not enough to post lazy news items with a few lines of opinion (as regular registered readers are subjected to). Nor is it sufficient to bore people with the trivialities of my children’s lives. (“Guilty […]

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42 (101010)

October 10th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Open. Hoping. Whilst also off-sloping. Trying to catch the 42. No time for a bus. Petting farm for us. Wondering where it lurks just beyond view. Goats, fur coats, duck-bobbing bread floats. Wondering whether every day we could, should, hunt 42 anew. Confused? See here.

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Complete the following sentence…

September 24th, 2010 · 10 Comments · Fatherhood Friday, music, parenting, Uncategorized

We all love our kids. We work hard to raise them right. We take being parents seriously. And rightly so. But for some of us, there comes a moment when we realize things have gone too far. The moment when you look at yourself and it suddenly dawns that perhaps you are one of “those” […]

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Saturday Snap – The way we were

September 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

I’m not American. But just in case any Americans should ever doubt it (or the TV networks fail to adequately report it), you only had to be human to feel the pain of September 11th 2001. The whole of humanity felt that pain with you. I only visited the States a couple of times, although […]

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Holiday week – Saturday

September 4th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Today we went to Chatsworth Country Fair, located in the grounds of Chatsworth House, a stately home made famous to many by being the location where Mr Darcy swims across the lake and walks up towards the house where he meets Elizabeth Bennett in the BBC TV series of “Pride and Prejudice” (not the movie). […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Hammock? Swing!

September 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

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