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National Trust kitchen

Our Easter plans for beach picnics where scuppered by the rain and cold so instead Mr Rush Hour made us visit every National Trust property in South Norfolk. Once they’d ransacked the dressing up box and visited the tea room Eve and … 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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“The night is getting smaller” Eve says with awe as she wakes up between us in a bedroom glowing dense white. She leaps out of bed to see if the snowfall she fell asleep to is still there. It is! … Continue reading

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Another anniversary

This time for the blog, which was a year old last week.  Like any parent of a one year old I feel like I’ve been on quite a journey, from those first anxiety filled posts as I grappled with the not so … Continue reading

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on the first day of Christmas………

We admired the giant Christmas tree at Somerset House and opened the first window on this brilliant online advent calender from the Museums of Liverpool, full of landmarks from my hometown.

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Gerhard Richter and some do’s and don’t’s

Let me start by saying for me Gerhard Richter is the greatest living artist.  No one can compare in terms of style, technique and emotional impact, so I have been desperate to see the Tate Modern Panorama exhibition. Busy weekends and illness behind … Continue reading

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down and out in kent

A few weeks ago we spent the day at Down House, the home of Charles Darwin. This is a visit I’ve been meaning to make since before Eve and Leah were born when I worked for a few years in the … Continue reading

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