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I have been reading Jane Brocket’s Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer which has inspired readings of Milly Molly Mandy and The Wishing Chair at bedtime and making these post boxes, which are a reference to the post system the March sisters set up … Continue reading

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World Book Day

There was much excitement this morning as school uniforms were abandoned for World Book Day celebrations and Eve and Leah were allowed to go to school dressed as  characters from a favourite book. There was a carnival atmosphere at breakfast club and I left Dorothy … Continue reading

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My very talented friends

I’m going to go slightly off theme for this post because it’s not every week that not just one but two friends have their writing published and aired.  Firstly Sarah Alderson‘s first book, Hunting Lila is out this week. It’s officially categorised as … Continue reading

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Holiday art and more nostalgia

Over the last year I have found lots of inspiration in The Creative Family which I’ve written about before. One of the ideas in the book is to have weekly family art sessions and for everyone to have their own sketch … Continue reading

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When I knew I was pregnant with twins I spent a long time thinking about the bond they would have with each other. So far the mythical twin bond between them seems very like any other siblings  – an equal mixture … Continue reading

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Adults only

  Our bedroom makeover is complete, courtesy of the labours of Mr Rush Hour and the creative direction/interference of Mrs Rush Hour. When we moved in to our house, just a few weeks before Eve and Leah were born, all … Continue reading

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Finally, a mum I can relate to

  Followers of this blog will know of my irritation with Topsy and Tim’s mum here and here. However we have recently discovered Sarah Garland’s books and I am loving her feisty, scruffy and realistically knackered mum with her postpartum curves, … Continue reading

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Eve has begun drawing faces. Love this smiling self-portrait. Leah started figurative drawing last summer when she drew this –  it’s Thomas of course All winter Eve has been absorbed in elaborate crayon scribbles which she has called her Bear … Continue reading

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Our non identical identical twins

I know they have identical DNA and began life as a single ovum, but really our girls are so very different it’s hard to believe they are even related. Take this current mirror image of likes and dislikes Leah likes……………Leah … Continue reading

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Eve and Leah go to the Dentist

I know I’ve blogged about Topsy and Tim already, but Eve took Topsy and Tim go to the Dentist out of the library recently. Compare what happened when I took Eve and Leah to our dentist for their first check … Continue reading

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