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She’s a peach

October 6th, 2009 · No Comments · food, lucy

Lucy currently loves peaches. Here she is pictured in the final moments of a single-handed demolition of a nice big, juicy peach. All that’s left is the stone. Delightful though it is that she eats healthy fruit such as this, her table manners leave something to be desired at the moment. She has developed a […]

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Oliver: the chef

October 4th, 2009 · No Comments · food, lucy, oliver

On visiting the “big” Tesco this Saturday morning, Oliver’s eye was caught by the fresh fish counter. He asked whether we could get some. Readily I obliged, buying 3 skinless, boneless salmon fillets that were on offer, without the slightest idea how I would cook them such that my kids would eat them. However, I […]

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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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Refreshing breakfast

July 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · breakfast, food, lucy, oliver

Yesterday at our local Somerfield, Oliver, not content with just his favourite Granny Smith apples, decided we should buy a melon. And so it was this morning that with great import I chopped large segments of melon for the kids. Oliver tucked in with some vigour. (Please excuse the blurry images.) Lucy less so, after […]

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How do you like them apples?

March 15th, 2009 · No Comments · food, lucy, oliver

Oliver has been keen on apples for some time, but only recently has his sister started to treat them as something to eat rather than just chew then spit out. I took a few shots of them with a borrowed Nikon D40 DSLR. In the midst of the credit crunch and with the wedding approaching […]

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Today’s lesson is…

December 27th, 2008 · No Comments · food, lucy, oliver

Today’s lesson is that change can happen in an instant. This is a valuable, sometimes life-changing lesson that several life coaches have propounded in their own particular ways with varying degrees of plausibility. I find Tony Robbins provides a believable and useful take on this idea. So I was grateful this morning when my children […]

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Sixty to nought to sixty

October 24th, 2008 · No Comments · bike, food, nursery, oliver, sleep

Today I collected Oliver from nursery on my bike. It’s the second week running I’ve done this on Friday (for reasons that will become apparent sometime soon) and on both occasions I’ve been lucky to have glorious sunshine. On both occasions also we went direct to the playground in our local park for some fun […]

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BBC NEWS | Scotland | Free meal plan for Scots pupils

October 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment · bbc, food, news

BBC NEWS | Scotland | Free meal plan for Scots pupils Not much use to those of us south of the border. And typical of many an administration to take the credit for introducing something good while handing over no additional cash to fund it.

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New Zealand’s out then

September 4th, 2008 · No Comments · food, health, illness, medical, oliver

As we enter a wet British autumn after a wet British summer, my mind sometimes starts to turn to sunnier climes and dreams of raising our children away from headlines of stabbings and a life of scraping money together to pay for a mammoth mortgage on a modest home. I’m sure we won’t do it, […]

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Lucy’s 1st Birthday

August 15th, 2008 · 3 Comments · first steps, food, lucy, walking

Today we celebrated Lucy’s 1st birthday. We kicked off with the little lady opening her presents at home, aided by her helpful big brother. Later, Hayley and Oliver decorated the cake that Hayley had bought for her. Hayley then prepared a picnic while Lucy, Oliver and I played upstairs. Then we all headed off to […]

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