New beginnings etc

Tiny bit of a weird start to this summer break as it's the first one in the last ten summers I've not been prepping to go back to the school I've taught at for nine and a bit years. I've spent just over a quarter of my life teaching there so it's quite a big... Continue Reading →

My son is a trolling ratfink

Recently, Ollie has begun developing a more advanced sense of humour. Admittedly it is still rudimentary, however he's branching out and is attempting to add sophisticated flourishes to his repertoire. One of these 'flourishes' can be seen in the fact that he has started doing extremely unflattering impressions of people at his nursery. This level... Continue Reading →

Mental prodding by a 3 year old

Ollie has always had a carefully developed and well orchestrated range of gambits for artfully poking Rosie and I both mentally and physically. Through constant enforced exposure however, we have increasingly become resistant to them as time has gone. They are wonderfully passive aggressive at times and include classics such as steadfastly insisting that I... Continue Reading →

Kew Garden Adventure

The weather on Monday could generously have been described as horrible, horrible with a dash of miserable by the less generous and bloody ghastly by Rosie. However, it was with this dreary rainy backdrop, that we ventured forth to Kew Gardens to enjoy time with friends and explore Kew's Peter Rabbit trail...Ollie has moved on... Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day schtick

I get that mother's day is a chance for children/offspring/financial burdens to do something nice for or spend time with their mum's. However, it's not really hit me until the last couple of years, this year particularly, that it's almost more of a chance, particularly when the child is at Ollie's age, for husbands/partners to... Continue Reading →

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