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weston pier fireworks

Following on from a successful fireworks test on bonfire night, we decide to take the kids to a huge display at the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare. The info tells us the fireworks will happen between 19:30 and 20:00 so we arrive a 19:20 and take … Continue readingweston pier fireworks

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bonfire night

It’s bonfire night and we aren’t sure how our kids will react to massive fireworks and bonfires so we go next door to join them for some garden based fun. Anyway the kids loved it and we had some pretty glorious eat and drink to … Continue readingbonfire night

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pumpkin

As the kids get older you can no longer avoid observing key dates in the year like halloween and bonfire night, so I figure I’ll get a pumpkin and carve it because it seems like something I might enjoy and messing it up results in … Continue readingpumpkin

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westonbirt redux

I thought we went to Westonbirt Arboretum last year. And that we were going back a year later. But I am a dummy because apparently we went in March and I am just unable to accurately gauge the concept of time. Anyway, off we go … Continue readingwestonbirt redux

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wall of sound

Recently, we bought Bruce his first bike. He was so excited to go to the bike shop and pick out the one he wanted, and we couldn’t wait to get him on it and see him speeding around. So we get home and put on … Continue readingwall of sound

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up and away

Pack suitcases, set alarm for 03:00, wake up very bleary eyed children and head for the airport. We’re going on holiday! This year saw us visiting Moraira in Spain, which was a really lovely resort. The villa we stayed in on the other hand, not … Continue readingup and away

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it’s not so bad

A couple of difficult weeks at work are enough to make me appreciate that although my children do appear to be out to destroy me, they really are pretty great most of the time. Our operation to put an end to the 05:00 start time … Continue readingit’s not so bad

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manchester

I went to Manchester on a train for software security conference event thing. I spent eight hours fourty minutes on a train. It was not very comfortable, and there were people there. I did not enjoy it. Manchester was good, but it was raining and … Continue readingmanchester

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