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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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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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Fatherhood Friday – Fun and games

May 21st, 2010 · 6 Comments · bathtime, bedtime, laughter, lucy, oliver, play, work

As a working Dad, putting the kids to bed is more than just a utilitarian activity, it is an opportunity to have fun with my kids after I haven’t seen them for most/all of the day. This may not always be the best way to settle them down, but it certainly brings us some laughter. […]

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The Joker

November 15th, 2009 · No Comments · laughter, video

A few nights ago Oliver woke scared in the night and told me that The Joker had been under his bed and was going to “joke him”. The Joker also apparently had smoke bombs in his hands. I think perhaps that Batman book should no longer be read at bedtime! But Oliver himself can be […]

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Lashings of hot buttered everything

August 5th, 2009 · 5 Comments · food, laughter, lucy, oliver

Lucy has developed a near obsessive fascination with the art of buttering toast. And buttering bread. In fact if it can be buttered, she is probably prepared to do it. Things have got so bad that we have bought two lots of butter/margarine/spread/whatever-21st-century-term-you-prefer in order that the cheaper one is what Lucy uses when she […]

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Some day, all their play will be like this

January 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · laughter, lucy, music, oliver, video

OK, I’m dreaming. But it certainly is nice when they are so happy together like this.

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Dancing with Daddy, Laughing with Mummy

April 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment · laughter, lucy, music, video

Sadly, my camera phone does not really do justice to the degree to which Lucy jigs about in my arms during this clip. You can just about make out that she is shaking her head at times. She loves dancing with me to this tune and when Mummy joins in too she goes crazy.

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Weekend highlights

March 9th, 2008 · No Comments · illness, laughter, lucy, oliver, sleep

It’s FA cup quarter-final weekend. It used to be FA Cup quarter-final Saturday, but with the power of TV (read as money) the games are now played one by one throughout the weekend. We gathered round the TV to watch Man United dispatch Portsmouth, only to see (to our dismay) the first Cup upset of […]

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Whaddya think I’m funny?

January 9th, 2008 · No Comments · laughter, lucy, oliver

Hayley and Lucy being entertained by Oliver. Lucy often just sits and watches Oliver. There’s good chance this is partly down to self-preservation in case he absent-mindedly sits on her or rushes over and gives her an over-exhuberant hug. But sometimes it is just because she wants to know what he is doing and would […]

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