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And she’s off!

March 21st, 2011 · 8 Comments · bike, biking, hayley, islabike, lucy, video, wheels

Last week, with a little help from Mummy, Lucy got straight up and running on a proper bike at the first attempt. She had been pestering Hayley all morning to let her have a go and when she got her chance she took it with some aplomb. So she is riding at exactly 3 years […]

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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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Quizzical

November 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment · finance, hayley, school

The school hall, being prepared for an influx of parents. Last Friday evening came the culmination of weeks of work for Hayley and a good few hours of my own time. It was the quiz night at Oliver’s school. Hayley and two other Mum’s had spent weeks assembling, reviewing and rehearsing questions in readiness for […]

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10 things you should know about my wife

November 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments · hayley

1. She once (quite recently actually) smuggled 4 half-finished glasses of wine out of a pub when her party needed to move on quickly, by pouring them all into a pint glass and keeping it under her coat. She avoided detection past 2 sets of bouncers all the way down the road into the next […]

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I rely on you (2)

November 10th, 2010 · 2 Comments · hayley, laughter, marriage, wedding

I have no idea why I decided to do this, but today’s post is an homage to the late great Hovis Presley, whose poem “I rely on you” was read at our wedding by fellow NaBloPoMo’er Scott. This morning as I got ready for work, I mentally added a few verses of my own which […]

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Missing Freddie

September 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments · bathtime, hayley, laughter, music, oliver, play, reflections

This evening as Oliver sat in the bath he asked me to “play that song, the one on the computer, you sing it”. Puzzled I tried to get him to tell me more. “You know”, he said, before singing ” ‘to Hayley Anne my beautiful wife’ “. To my surprise he meant the song I […]

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Nothing’s gonna stop us now

June 4th, 2010 · 11 Comments · bike, biking, charity, Fatherhood Friday, hayley, health, illness, medical

Oliver and Lucy at the start, Mummy in background with bike and fellow riders. Being a Dad is not just about what we do ourselves, it is sometimes about supporting the rest of our family in what they want to do. And with that excuse, this Fatherhood Friday I am turning the spotlight on my […]

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Hayley’s Birthday

April 26th, 2009 · 3 Comments · hayley, lucy, oliver

We had a mixed day for Hayley’s birthday. It was a beautiful morning and after being given her birthday cards, Hayley took the kids to Didsbury Park while I sorted the bikes for the afternoon. At the park entrance, Oliver tripped over a small lip at the gate and hit his head just above the […]

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The Dress – No image available

March 30th, 2009 · No Comments · clothes, hayley, wedding

The wedding dress has been ordered. Hayley has spent a lot, hell ALL her spare time recently looking for her wedding dress. Bridal shops, wedding fares and retail outlets all got a look-in. And as these places don’t allow kids to come in and wreck their expensive gowns, I have been able to spend some […]

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Little Hayley

March 29th, 2009 · No Comments · hayley, lucy, oliver, photo

I sometimes call Lucy “Little Hayley” and here’s why. The girl at the back on the left is Hayley at 5 years old. If you can’t see the resemblance with Lucy I suggest you make an appointment with an optician. (There’s a bigger image here.) For the record, second from the front on the right […]

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