Category Archives: Life of James

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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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Diary of a wimpy kid

It is bonnet season! “Hooray!” I hear you all cry. The utter despair expressed by one of my fellow mums at this announcement made me laugh… because it was pretty much word-for-word the reaction everyone in my family has to the mention … 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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Schroedinger’s Dressing Up Day

So… next Thursday is Schroedinger’s Dressing Up Day (aka World Book Day). How long does one wait to find out whether or not school requires the kids to dress up? I could ask, except the very act of asking makes it so. … Continue reading

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Rewritten by machine on new technology

Ah, do you remember those simple times, when all one had to do was press a switch, in order to turn lights on and off? I thought fondly of this the other night, when G and I were simultaneously bellowing at Alexa/Echo to turn … Continue reading

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He shall have no pie

Dear Microbe, how is it possible to lose a brand new mitten that has been threaded through your coat sleeves on a string that is safety-pinned to the inside of your coat as a double measure?  If you wish to develop … Continue reading

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