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You? On a diet?

June 3rd, 2013 · 4 Comments · food, health

“It’s not a diet”, I smiled, lining up the spark to further inflame my colleague’s casual indignation at the thought of any diet, let alone this new fad. “It’s a lifestyle”. He turned away, spluttering his displeasure, much to my amusement. And it’s true. I’m not on a diet whose sole, or even primary benefit […]

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Fresh afresh

November 20th, 2010 · 2 Comments · first, food, local, lucy, oliver, photo

When Oliver was not yet a toddler, I used to take him for toast on Saturday mornings at a local cafe called “Fresh”. This morning we returned, but now of course with his little sister in tow. Surprisingly, given that we haven’t been there since he was a toddler, he remembered the place. He ate […]

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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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Daddy used to be a veggie

November 12th, 2010 · 6 Comments · food, health, lucy, oliver, politics

This is going to be a long post, but as it has taken me nearly 3 decades to come to the point where it has to be written, I’m hoping you’ll bear with me. I stopped eating meat just before Christmas 1982. I recall it clearly, not least through the memory of my Mum’s dismayed […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Love is… (one cake, two spoons)

October 20th, 2010 · No Comments · food, lucy, oliver, photo

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Lucy’s 3rd Birthday

August 15th, 2010 · 8 Comments · biking, birthday, food, lucy, photo

Today, after months of claiming to be three years old, Lucy finally reached that milestone. She has her birthday party next Saturday so today we celebrated as a family. She opened a few cards over breakfast and also a couple of her bigger presents: a pushchair with doll and a micro scooter. After Oliver’s swimming […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Love is…

July 21st, 2010 · 4 Comments · food, holiday, lucy, morning, oliver, photo, walking, wordless wednesday

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As they might say on TV…

June 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment · biking, food, lucy, morning, oliver, photo

Breakfast at McDonald’s: 5 quid. Cycling to Subway for lunch, towing Oliver on the tag-a-long bike: 6 quid plus some sweating. Spending the day with my son then having him tell me, unprompted, what a great day he had with me: priceless!

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On bees

April 20th, 2010 · 7 Comments · breakfast, conversation, food, oliver

As part of breakfast this morning, Oliver and I ate toasted English muffins with margarine and honey. Oliver: Do bees make honey? Daddy: Yes. Oliver: How do they make it? Daddy (trying to remember): They collect nectar from the flowers and take it back to their nest to make the honey. Oliver: But how do […]

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Saturday Snap (Late edition)

March 15th, 2010 · 2 Comments · food, lucy, oliver, photo

I should like to point out the following facts pertaining to the above photograph: It is not posed, this is exactly how I found them, fruit and all! I get this level of photographic co-operation about once a year. Yes, I really should have sorted out Lucy’s hair by 12.43pm. And last but not least, […]

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