Category Archives: parenting

the interrogators

Admittedly it’s taken me several years longer than most of the parents I know but I am now 110% at the point where quite a lot of the time I want my girls to shut the heck up. They were … Continue reading

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The joy of five

Have I mentioned recently how much I am loving the girls being five? It’s the sweetest and most interesting age so far. 0-1 is still a sleep deprived, anxiety filled blur, 1-2 had more sleep but not much less anxiety … 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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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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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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I never thought……

I’d be a parent who raises my voice when my child squirts juice over her new coat, who tuts at the third request in an hour to use the toilet, who sighs loudly when a scooter runs over my bag, who … Continue reading

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To me these are the foam inserts keeping my boots upright but to Eve and Leah they are kites and here they are flying them. Seconds later they were surfboards, then shark fins, then stepping stones across a deep pond, then a … 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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Dress up

The start of the second week of my September sabbatical and the last few precious days of Eve and Leah as pre-schoolers. I am enjoying my time with them enormously and one of the very nicest things is observing their … 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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