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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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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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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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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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Evolution of Dad – work-life balance

May 20th, 2010 · 6 Comments · parenting, video, work

If you read my review of The Evolution of Dad documentary you will know I found the sections on work-life balance the most thought-provoking. So I was pleased that the nice people over there at EoD have made a short montage of extracts from the film on this subject (though actually missing the one that […]

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A Big Girl’s Bed

May 3rd, 2010 · 10 Comments · bedtime, lucy, nappies, oliver, sleep, video

Hayley has been thinking that much of Lucy’s wakefulness at night could be down to her banging into the bars of her cot. So today we took the plunge and turned her cot-bed from a cot to a bed. In case you’re thinking at this point “surely she will now just fall out of bed”, […]

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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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Lucy’s 2nd Birthday

August 15th, 2009 · No Comments · birthday, lucy, photo, video

Today Lucy is 2 years old. To celebrate we arranged a fab picnic party in the park. Of course, thanks to our wet summer we ended up having the picnic on blankets in our living room, but hey, that was great fun too! But before all that we started the day by coming downstairs to […]

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Hiding!

June 16th, 2009 · No Comments · lucy, video

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