Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sad choices

It is All Hallows Eve! For modern children this means pumpkins and treats and dressing up at every opportunity.  (When I was a microbe I’m pretty sure it was just apple bobbing…  I am clearly very very old indeed.) On … Continue reading

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Yesterday was the big day for the microbe and me to have our beginners’ horse-riding lesson in Bushy Park. There’s nothing quite like being 41 and realising that you’re more of a beginner than your 2-year old.  Until yesterday I’d … Continue reading

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I’ll cry if I want to

There was a debate on TV this week about the ever-more-terrifying phenomenon that is children’s parties. It was triggered by an egalitarian and well-meaning headteacher who’d issued a ban on party invitations at school unless it is a blanket invitation … Continue reading

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Still ill

Yesterday G was reading nursery rhymes to James and the one about Professor Dawkins came up… James’s reaction was to point at the Prof and say: “He bumped his head! Like a monkey!” and G replied: “Well, yes. He’s just … Continue reading

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