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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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