Category Archives: Along came Matilda

Relax. Don’t do it.

Eek! It is nearly the school summer hols. A whole year since our flat was invaded by builders. I spent almost every day of last summer lugging the boy around the green spaces of West London, just to get away … Continue reading

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On the verge

Grrr! Arg!! Here be the outpouring of a frazzled mind… It has felt like an extra gruelling few weeks thanks to the combined efforts of work and children and lurgy and domestic chaos. This unshakeable cough has kept me awake … Continue reading

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Girlbot in a coma

Things I never imagined spending my money on… In the Microbe’s words, this hyena is “deadly cute!” and he can barely wait until his birthday to get his mitts on it.  (That and a weird menagerie of Minecraft-related cuddly toys … Continue reading

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Sugar and Spice

The joys of Chattenborough #5678: “Mummy I feel bad” “Why?” “Because today I found a slug…” “And?” “…and I caught it and put it in my book bag” “In your book bag? With your books? The bag I am carrying right … Continue reading

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Another block in the wall

Erk. I’m afraid I might have ruined the boy for ever by breaking the seal and letting him have a go on the PS4. My pasty-faced little stripling is now well on the path to Morlock Land. It all started fairly … Continue reading

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Hang the DJ

I wish I’d had a recording device handy this morning as I wandered in on the microbe dancing around the kitchen and singing Hey, I just met you And this is craaaaaazy! But here’s my number Call me, maybe! Thanks … Continue reading

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WFD

Ah, the joys of World Book Day. No matter how much you admire it in principle and wallow in the whimsy of children’s books, nothing quite prepares you for the morning itself, in which you have to get ready for work, whilst … Continue reading

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