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Home alone (with a radio)

August 5th, 2011 · 17 Comments · heaton moor, house, music, radio, sleep

I have been deserted. In a nice way. Hayley and the kids are visiting friends and family in Wiltshire, so I’m home alone. So how am I coping? Well, despite my confidence that I would maximise use of my available time, both to do jobs around the house and to enjoy a little “me time”, […]

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“Summertime”

March 28th, 2010 · No Comments · easter, heaton moor, lucy, morning, oliver, sleep

Snowy January Hurrah! We made it through snowy January and chilly February to arrive here in March and the official start of British Summer Time (BST). The clocks went forward last night. Most single people seem to think this must lead to a loss of sleep. Kids have no concept of the clocks going forward […]

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Daddy and Oliver time

May 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment · heaton moor, oliver

Mmmmm… chocolate. Last month Lucy and I had a little Friday afternoon trip to our local Polish deli. So this afternoon when I picked up Oliver from nursery I evened things up by taking him there for a snack. He chose chocolate cake (no surprise there) and some water while I had carrot cake and […]

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Heaton Moor watch

March 15th, 2009 · No Comments · heaton moor

The restaurant replacing Room 311 now has an ad in the front window looking for staff and a link to its website. Not sure we’ll be able to just pop in for coffee. So the only place on our doorstep to go out for an alcoholic beverage in the evening is The Moor Top pub, […]

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Daddy and Lucy time

March 6th, 2009 · 4 Comments · heaton moor, lucy

This afternoon as I cycled home from work I got a call from Hayley. She was trying to load her car with equipment for her playgroup with Lucy in tow. There was a lot to shift and after carrying a few small parcels Lucy had lost interest and wasn’t helping. At all. In fact she […]

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Unexpected pleasures

March 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · heaton moor, oliver

Yesterday lunchtime I suddenly decided to pop home from work. I needed a couple of things and thought I’d take the chance to have a nice break from the office. Often Hayley doesn’t go home on Monday lunchtimes, but driving home I got a text from her to say that she, Oliver, Lucy and her […]

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Heaton Moor watch

February 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · heaton moor, news

In the second of my very occasional entries about my locale, I can tell you that our much-mentioned and oft-visited local cafe bar, Room 311, has closed. Rumours are that it wasn’t profitable. I put it that way because speculating about bankruptcy might be premature (not to mention unfair) given that its sister cafe at […]

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A cautionary tale

February 4th, 2009 · No Comments · alcohol, heaton moor, politics

It was a Friday evening in winter. I shall be no more specific than that. Hayley went out for a few drinks with some friends, many of them fellow Mums from our area. All went well during the evening, though she noticed that one of their party, we’ll call her Alex, seemed a bit tipsy […]

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Yes! (Or rather, No!)

December 12th, 2008 · 3 Comments · bike, car, heaton moor, politics, work

I’d been meaning to post about the referendum on a Congestion Charge for Manchester. (Or more accurately, a congestion charge for Greater Manchester as the proposed zone includes 13 metropolitan boroughs.) This morning as I lay in bed, knowing the result was decided as yesterdays ballot return deadline passed, I reprimanded myself for not posting […]

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Shooting update – BBC NEWS | England | Manchester | Man quizzed over shooting bailed

September 30th, 2008 · No Comments · bbc, heaton moor, news

BBC NEWS | England | Manchester | Man quizzed over shooting bailed

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