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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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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not child proof

Last night I was on the phone to my friend Ben talking about various nerdy things – I hadn’t spoken to Ben for a while and it was great to catch up. He asked how I was and what I’d been up to. I said … Continue readingnot child proof

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eXmouth marks the spot

Away we go in the car to a place called Devon Cliffs and Sandy Bay where we stay in a caravan because kids love caravans and it is cheap and all round good old fashioned family holiday fun. I say fun, but little boys waking … Continue readingeXmouth marks the spot

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film-a-geddon

I have one of those random drawers in my house that is full of assorted weird things, mostly sunglasses and old phone chargers that I don’t throw away because YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU MIGHT NEED THEM! In this draw I recently found four rolls … Continue readingfilm-a-geddon

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