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Friday?

November 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments · lucy, music, radio

It’s McFlyday! Ah what a joy it is to say that. For the uninitiated, for some reason Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles renamed Friday to McFlyday and always plays their undeniably bouncy and uplifting song “Stargirl” on his show on Friday mornings. He played it as I drove to work this morning and I sang […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Bedtime story

November 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments · bedtime, books, hayley, lucy, oliver, photo, wordless wednesday

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It takes two, baby

November 21st, 2010 · 2 Comments · art, lucy, oliver, photo, siblings, video

I’ve noticed that I seem to know, both in the online and face-to-face world, quite a lot of families much like our own but with only one child. A quick search showed that (based on 2006 data), although two children remains the most common family size in the UK, the average number of children per […]

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Fresh afresh

November 20th, 2010 · 2 Comments · first, food, local, lucy, oliver, photo

When Oliver was not yet a toddler, I used to take him for toast on Saturday mornings at a local cafe called “Fresh”. This morning we returned, but now of course with his little sister in tow. Surprisingly, given that we haven’t been there since he was a toddler, he remembered the place. He ate […]

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It’s the kids, stupid

November 18th, 2010 · No Comments · lucy, oliver, reflections

The first rule of NaBloPoMo is don’t talk about NaBloPoMo. OK, I’ve just broken it. But I’ve largely enjoyed my daily encounter with my PC to publish a post. In fact I’ve got rather complacent and today never thought about what I’d write. Something would come to me. But at nearly 9.30 I sat down […]

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Puff the Magic Dragon

November 16th, 2010 · 6 Comments · lucy, music, oliver, video

When I was small, Peter, Paul and Mary sang a song about “Puff the Magic Dragon”. It was recognisable to me then as being a slightly sad tale. Now as a parent it seems even more poignant, seeing my own children growing up so very fast before my very eyes. In fact, the illustrated book […]

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Apple-picking (2010)

November 14th, 2010 · No Comments · education, food, health, laughter, lucy, oliver, photo, video

Last year’s apple-picking trip to my Dad’s house was much earlier than this year’s. I was wondering whether our 6 week delay would mean that the birds would have plundered them all by now, but no, there was a good crop left to be had. Both kids helped with the harvest: Oliver shaking branches and […]

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Daddy used to be a veggie

November 12th, 2010 · 6 Comments · food, health, lucy, oliver, politics

This is going to be a long post, but as it has taken me nearly 3 decades to come to the point where it has to be written, I’m hoping you’ll bear with me. I stopped eating meat just before Christmas 1982. I recall it clearly, not least through the memory of my Mum’s dismayed […]

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Lullaby

November 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment · bedtime, lucy, music, oliver, video

Back in 2005 I wrote a lullaby. A mere 5 years (and probably 2500+ performances) later, I get round to recording it – very roughly – along with some introductory nattering. Apologies: I am speaking quietly because Lucy is asleep in the next room (and occasionally stirring). The annoying beeping is introduced onto the audio […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Love is… cuddling your big brother

November 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · lucy, oliver, photo, wordless wednesday

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