Category Archives: water

Summer holiday

We stayed at Knowles Farm, St Catherine’s Point on the Isle of Wight.  Now owned by the National Trust but once the location where Marconi transmitted the first long distance radio signal in 1901, without which there would be no mobile phones, TV, … Continue reading

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Wet Weekend

I don’t know why we stuck to a vague plan made a week ago, that today we’d take a boat trip to Greenwich. We sweltered on two buses, melted in a long queue for river bus tickets,  baked on a … Continue reading

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Sunny beaches for a rainy Monday

This is Eve one week ago on Formby beach. This is where I grew up and it felt good to sit on the sand and reminice with my own daughters about the adventures my brother and I had. We really … Continue reading

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Spring Saturday

  Yesterday Eve and Leah taught us jaded old Londoners something new. They showed us how to have fun in the parts of London we would normally shun as too touristy and too busy.  After we’d taken them to our … Continue reading

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My best first

Best first is Leah’s delightful expression for favourite thing. We’ve been celebrating my birthday in my home city of Liverpool so here’s our list of best firsts. Mrs Rush Hour It was lovely to see my family, especially my mum … Continue reading

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Remembrance for a Raincoat

I think a rainy February Saturday is best spent in a bookshop or museum. We spent ours at the National Portrait Gallery’s Family Story Telling learning about Zoffany’s Sharp Family. The Sharps were eighteenth century Osmonds and at the weekend … Continue reading

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Art of the week

It’s a watery theme again, inspired by the need for an art activity which would fill a day (I had the girls on my own this weekend and wanted to be Mrs March with them and not Becky Sharp) so … Continue reading

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Art of the week

A new weekly (or so) post on the art we make with Eve and Leah. Maybe we were all inspired by eating jerk chicken, rice & beans and salad for lunch but somehow another winter scene just wasn’t going to rouse … Continue reading

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