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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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This week the girls came home with very graphic letters about an outbreak of headlice in their class and careful instructions about how to use a delousing comb. I’ve been scratching ever since but have yet to buy the actual comb and check if … 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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angels and monkeys

Last weekend saw Eve and Leah making their acting debut, not just once but twice. First up was Aladdin, organised by the wonderful Freedom Academy, more of which in a moment. But first I think this is possibly my favourite photograph of … Continue reading

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on the tenth day of Christmas

We were up early to get Eve and Leah to the dress rehearsal for Aladdin. As you can see they are monkeys and what’s more they have speaking, dancing and singing parts. Not much more than a year ago Leah was barely able … Continue reading

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Isabella Blow and Superman

Party season has begun! At a party for the delightfully named Edie Rainbow, Eve was channelling Isabella Blow, but Leah got to sit next to Superman.

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the feminisation of Leah

Planning which dress she’ll wear to her next party, obsessing over hairslides for school, raiding my necklaces, putting high heels at the top of her Christmas wish list. Mmmm something’s up. Leah is turning into a girl! Her Thomas trains are … Continue reading

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double double toil and trouble

I saw the 1971 Polanski film of Macbeth at an impressionable age and was terrified by the opening scene with. Last week I re-read the witches scenes looking for halloween inspiration. I’d forgotten how powerful the words are – fillet of a … Continue reading

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Well hello there – I’ve lost a weeks blogging due to the brain death of our laptop at home. Apart from missing blogging there has been the angst of worry about recovery of Eve and Leah videos and photos which were all … Continue reading

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With shoes full of feet and heads full of brains

Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose You’re on your own. And you … Continue reading

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