Category Archives: Life of James

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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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Why we can’t have nice things #843

The other night I nodded off within seconds of putting on an episode of ‘Legion‘ (I seriously cannot stay awake for that trippy nonsense) so G ended up spending 8 hours on his iPad instead, building an extravagant Minecraft residence to show off … 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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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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