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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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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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