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And the Greatest Of These

‘I don’t believe in Love as an abstract,’ said 20-year-old me, probably over a pint and a cigarette in the Student Union bar. ¬†After all, I knew everything then. What I think I meant was I didn’t believe in romantic … Continue reading

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Sickness; and a treat

Being ill when you’re looking after small children is really, really horrid. I was ill this week with some weird can’t-quite-put-your-finger-on-it virus thing which makes your temperature go up and down and gives you symptoms of the kind of belt … Continue reading

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Happysmarts

A bloke I dated off the internet once (in my old, different life) requested that his dates should be ‘smart enough to know how to be happy’. At the time I scoffed at that, in my head if not actually … Continue reading

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Potty.

It’s all about poo these days. Pickle has just stopped breastfeeding and is learning to digest formula milk, along with all the other stuff she eats in a day (weetabix, pasta, newspaper, leaves, crumpets, my hair, cat food). This, combined … Continue reading

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Can anyone hack Soft Play?

So it’s raining, and my sister, Sausage, and her son Titch were at a loose end. Titch is 4, and starts school on Thursday. He is Ziggler’s favourite person in the whole wide world but it’s embarrassingly un-mutual. I’m waiting … Continue reading

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An Expedition to Daddy’s Work.

We went to visit Daddy’s Work today. Daddy works in a big shiny bank in the city. Inside, it is a bit like Logan’s Run. Everyone is definitely under 35, but they don’t make you dress in skin tight jump … Continue reading

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Princesses

We’ve been watching Disney’s ‘Beauty and The Beast’ pretty much daily round here (Yes, I’m sure that makes me a fairly slack parent). The Ziggler thinks it’s the best thing ever, calls it ‘Monster and Lady’ and has been known … Continue reading

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