Tag Archives: Kids

Slimes of Passion

Some weeks ago I started to notice blobs of candy-pink sludge in the bottom of cups… The outbreak spread to larger food containers, before regularly plaguing all three sinks in the house… Then my shaving foam started moving about. Tackling … Continue reading

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Movin’ on up

I had my first cup of proper filter coffee made for me by my daughter this morning; and enjoyed two sophisticated and very funny gags at each end of the day from my son. Me and my girl went on … Continue reading

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Happy Days

A lovely simple happy day. Two parks, several swings, much scooting, pasta, a jigsaw, books, hot dogs, and happy tired faces at bedtime. The whole spent almost entirely with my two lovely kiddies, who played and chased and laughed and … Continue reading

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More Sun than Shivers

Rainy day Heading away Patch of blue Half way through Arrive at the coast Prosecco toast Beautiful view Before Barbecue A day on the beach Tasty Cornish pasty Bucket and spade Castles made Splashing in the surf Sun kissed And … Continue reading

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Stage Left

Whew, what a week. I’m getting better at this ‘fronting up’ malarkey but there are limits. Four big staff talks and two big public events – chairing a debate and judging an international final. I’m pooped and rumbling back home … Continue reading

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Small Pleasures

Today the email system at work catastrophically collapsed. Ironic that, as we were at an Away-day discussing our digital strategy. Ho hum. I bumped into one of my team on returning to the office. He commented on the crash in … Continue reading

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It’s not all about you

The slightly otherworldly quality of my son – combined with his regular backing track of strafing and explosions (as he imagines himself Iron Man, Luke Skywalker, Hulk etc), has sometimes made us wonder if he’s here at all or permanently … Continue reading

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Family Bundle

Returning wet, tired and cold from pouring rain and the demands of work, cheerful – if poorly – children have been a joy to come home to. So poorly in fact, they’ve been super hot, red-faced and unusually placid. And … Continue reading

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Sun’s Out

Sun’s out Scooting about What better way To spend the day Than chatting and laughing With my adorable offspring It doesn’t take much to make a great day. Some sunshine and a leisurely chore or two in which to engage … Continue reading

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Christmas Morning

Up at five Checking her stocking, Held on till seven Before she comes knocking. “How many days to Christmas?” Her sleepy brother asks Today IS Christmas, Let’s get unwrapping!

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