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One Percy Penguin! There’s only one Percy Penguin!

November 7th, 2010 · 2 Comments · boys, oliver, school, toys

When Oliver started school we soon heard about a new and important character: Percy the Penguin. Percy is a soft toy given to a boy or girl from his class each evening if they have been very good. Within days we were hearing about just how very much he wanted to be chosen to have […]

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Oliver’s 5th Birthday

September 8th, 2010 · 3 Comments · birthday, boys, oliver, toys

It’s late. Later than you think. Today Oliver turned five. And amongst the Doctor Who toys, the excitable play fighting with friends and a general tendency not to notice his old Dad quite as much as in the old days, there were still traces of the boy I held in my arms, alone in a […]

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New order

June 11th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Fatherhood Friday, house, play, toys

The messy room (before it got completely out of hand) We have a room. A playroom. It is known to us as the “messy room”. Originally this was because it was the room designated for messy play involving paints, sand, water, play-dough or quite possibly all of the above if the kids had their way. […]

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Our house

March 30th, 2009 · No Comments · lucy, oliver, toys

Yesterday Hayley and I assembled this rather splendid little playhouse bought from friends at a very reasonable price. The kids immediately took to it. Oliver has already started referring to it as “our house” meaning it belongs to him and Lucy. Hayley commented last night that if the weather holds up this week they’ll be […]

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APB

November 17th, 2008 · No Comments · oliver, toys

There are lots of things that go missing in our house. Sleep is one of them and time comes a close second. But I don’t expect anyone to return those to me. No. However, there is a slim chance that someone out there in the world might just be able to appease one or more […]

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All the best toys…

October 22nd, 2006 · 1 Comment · diary, reflections, toys

All the best toys are not toys at all! Our living room has a large box which is literally overflowing with toys. So what does Oliver play with? The pots and pans in the cupboard of course. And the door to the cupboard itself which he swings open and shut repeatedly. Other great “toys” include: […]

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