Dydd Gwyl Dewi hapus

We were supposed to be in Wales this weekend, visiting relatives and friends. Instead, we’ve been kept at home by a laryngitis-like lurgy and a…

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Ooo-did and the Princess

In my early pigeon pair days, a playgroup visit often led to me using one hand to wrestle Austin away from the girl he was…

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Silent Sunday

 

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Now you see it…..

I should be proud of my son. Yesterday, he called me through from the kitchen to say he’d eaten most of his Spanish omelette. It…

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Wednesday Words

Nothing in the world is usual today. This is the first morning. * Come quickly – as soon as these blossoms open,  they fall. This…

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Sugar and spice make pirates nice

On Austin’s third birthday, I was shocked to hear him say he wouldn’t eat a fairy cake because “they were for girls”. Despite our best…

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Anything with a face

“I’m not going to eat his head. I don’t want to hurt him.” Austin, while on our recent trip to Spain, developed a conscience about…

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Travel tips from Spain (it’s the new Scotland)

When I was 18 and planning my trip to a kibbutz, Grandma’s advice to me was, “Why don’t you go somewhere safe on your gap…

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Gwen’s first words

Our little Gwen has started chirruping her first words. ‘Umm’ (Mum), ‘Dadad’ and – most ubiquitous – ‘Pear’. ‘Pear’ means pear. And banana. And orange.…

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