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 →

Holiday day 3 – #*@?/*&! weather strikes!

The inevitable has happened and our ragtag band of happy campers has been temporarily halted in its tracks by bloody Welsh coastal weather. Winds gusting at 45mph along with hideous rain squalls ultimately culminated in our tent being destroyed. Multiple tent poles splintered/snapped and us and our belongings were blown everywhere and soaked through. Now... Continue Reading →

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