Category Archives: water

The Limpets

or the Olympics as they are more commonly known by the non lisping over-5’s. They have been an amazing experience for us and totally worth the sacrifice of a summer holiday. We’ve immersed ourselves fully in events – Mr Rush Hour has … Continue reading

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I bet you were hoping for a picture of the Royal Barge, or the concert goers on The Mall last night or the flag waving crowds outside St Paul’s this morning but we didn’t do any of those things. There might have been … 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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day trippers

It’s half term and I’m mostly working. Mr Rush Hour has taken the week off, so he’s the one who gets to go to the halloween party (although I was the one who got to stay up late making the costumes…..) and who … Continue reading

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Stuff I didn’t think I’d be doing in October

Hanging swimsuits on the washing line because we’d just been for an early morning dip in Brockwell Lido Taking a siesta because it’s too hot to play Ice cream for tea Crunching through leaves………….in sandals I don’t want to give a … Continue reading

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The day we turned the kitchen into a swimming pool

Eve and Leah love swimming but our local pool has a strict adult child ratio for under eights so it’s not something I can do on my own with them. Not that the actual detail of a real pool filled with real … 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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Brixton Beach

Only two weekends of Summer left and still on our August to do list, a swim in Brockwell Lido. We woke up this morning and decided today was the day despite the cloudy sky and goosepimpling breeze. I’m so glad we did because Eve and Leah … Continue reading

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August is………

bathing outside harvesting dinner cardigan free (hopefully) savouring every single sunny day

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Holiday art and more nostalgia

Over the last year I have found lots of inspiration in The Creative Family which I’ve written about before. One of the ideas in the book is to have weekly family art sessions and for everyone to have their own sketch … Continue reading

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