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Three weeks, about a thousand pox, two bottles of Piriton, one of Junior Calpol, one of penicillin and our biggest work/home juggling act to date.  We’ve spent pretty much the whole of November playing host to the chicken pox virus … Continue reading

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Today was the last day of my September sabbatical. A lovely summery day in which I had a coffee date with Mr Rush Hour, went for a meandering walk through some local Regency squares, made yet another batch of chilli jam, chatted to other … Continue reading

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T-Rex Mummy

I’m on parental leave this month, a mini sabbatical I’ve been planning for the last year so I can support Eve and Leah as they make the transition to school. No school yet though so I’ve had sole charge all week. Pre … Continue reading

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No more nursery

Eve and Leah had their final day at nursery today. An occasion marked by cakes, flowers and presents for the staff and a hundred memories of the last two years and ten months. After tearful hugs we left for the … Continue reading

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Rush Hour Manor

Recently Mr Rush Hour and I have begun to feel like servants to the imperious Miss Rush Hours. Mr Rush Hour multi tasks as the butler, scullery maid and chauffeur whilst I am busy as cook, housekeeper, head gardener and ladies maid.  We … Continue reading

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Famous mothers of multiples

Last weekend I quickly caught the Ida Kar exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, having carefully calculated Mr Rush Hour would be able to keep both girls amused in the IT Gallery for as long as it took to get … Continue reading

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An unfortunate incident

  It seems that you aren’t a proper mummy blogger until you’ve done a post about a horrific pooh incident.  I’ve steered clear of this so far although be glad, be very, very glad, I wasn’t writing this blog during … Continue reading

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Three Wise Women (and the best piece of childcare advice ever!)

Linda Mason (the Founder of Bright Horizons) says in her book The Working Mother’s Guide to Life: Strategies, Secrets, and Solutions that to successfully combine a full time career and motherhood you need three things: you must have a partner … Continue reading

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