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Storytime

March 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment · books, local, lucy, photo, politics, reading, stockport

Lucy had a story read to her today at the library. The reader was our Member of Parliament, Ann Coffey! Apparently Lucy turned up late to proceedings, dragging over a chair to sit right in front of Ann (as pictured). Hayley reported that Ann read the story very well and Lucy enjoyed it.

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What’s on my…

November 27th, 2010 · 3 Comments · books, lucy, music, photo, work

Bookshelf Just finished: “One Day” by David Nicholls. Engaging if seemingly plodding at first, it lulled me in then hit me with a killer punch. Just starting: “The Spirit Level – Why Equality is Better For Everyone” by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett. A book that claims to expose that “almost everything – from life […]

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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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The Total Twos

March 5th, 2010 · 6 Comments · bedtime, books, lucy, nappies, reading, tantrums, Uncategorized

Two year olds get a rotten press. “The Terrible Twos” they say. “Oh you’re in for it now”, they say. Poppycock. I prefer to call them the “Total Twos”. Because for all the wailing and screaming and throwing themselves on the floor, two year olds can also be the most loving and funny and joyful […]

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Reading between the imaginary lines

February 14th, 2010 · 2 Comments · books, oliver, reading

Books. We want our pre-school kids to like them. We want our pre-school kids to enjoy them. We want our pre-school kids to like and enjoy them without taking an hour of bedtime to read three pages. Oliver sometimes “reads” his chosen bedtime story to me. He combines a mixture of the words he recalls […]

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Saturday Breakfast

March 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments · books, borders, breakfast, food, lucy, oliver, tesco

Saturday breakfasts can be complicated. They involve 2 or 3 courses and 2 locations. This morning I got up with both offspring and started by giving Oliver some Rice Crispies at the breakfast table. While he ate them I prepared Lucy’s warm mushy Weetabix with full fat milk. As I did, Oliver requested additional servings […]

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