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The Limpets

or the Olympics as they are more commonly known by the non lisping over-5’s. They have been an amazing experience for us and totally worth the sacrifice of a summer holiday. We’ve immersed ourselves fully in events – Mr Rush Hour has … Continue reading

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I bet you were hoping for a picture of the Royal Barge, or the concert goers on The Mall last night or the flag waving crowds outside St Paul’s this morning but we didn’t do any of those things. There might have been … Continue reading

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good times at grandma’s

Do you remember last Easter when it was so hot all the Easter eggs melted? No chance of that this year up in Norfolk, it was freezing. Lulled by weeks of London sunshine I seriously under packed and I suspect Eve and Leah’s abiding memory of … Continue reading

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birthday dad

Mr Rush Hour celebrated his birthday this week. Usually it’s a tradition of ours to both take the day off work and escape into town for an exhibition and swanky lunch sans the children. Except this year Mr Rush Hour’s birthday fell in … 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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une femme d’un certain âge

I’ve had my birthday, which despite an unpromising start turned out to be a wonderful day. It began with an essential  trip to the Passport Office at Victoria, the reason for which is a story for another day. The collective panic … Continue reading

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love is……..

getting up at six thirty am in the school holidays to make my beloved heart shaped pancakes for breakfast. The heart shaped theme continued with a polka dot cake (made to the same recipe as last year’s cake, I think its a tradition … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Leah and Eve

We’ve had a great weekend celebrating the milestone of turning five. Yesterday with a party and today more quietly at home, opening presents and indulging the girls every whim for cake, apple juice, balloons and Mary Poppins. We also did … Continue reading

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You only turn five once, or twice in our case, and we are planning a big party this weekend to celebrate. Five. How did that happen so quickly? It’s half way to ten, a third of fifteen (scariest of all) and a quarter of twenty. … Continue reading

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new New Year traditions

Rather unexpectedly for two exhausted parents, the previous three New Years have seen us out at parties, twice taking Eve and Leah plus travel cots with us and last year paying a king’s ransom for a sitter. This year, just back from a trip up North, we wanted to stay … Continue reading

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