A cake for the boys

“Austin, do you want a lemon fairy cake, or some chocolate cake?” “Chocolate cake. Because I’m a boy, not a girl.” I hadn’t realised that…

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Some things that were rubbish before children

….which now feel like a treat Life takes a funny turn when you become a parent. Getting out of the house can be a task…

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Sickness and slings

It’s not easy to sit typing this with one hand while nursing a very poorly Gwen on my lap. I’ve been dragged back to the…

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Double buggies: a license to heckle?

Gone are the days when the flotsam and jetsam of masculinity would wolf-whistle as I strutted past. At least, not at ME – my clothes,…

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Bonfire night is bad for your health

Back in the days when it was just me and Austin, I used his nap time a) to sleep; b) to do a bit of…

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My first ever post

Hello! Here we are! The pigeon pair – Austin (almost 3), Gwen (7 months) – and me, Nell. All flocked together in London with the…

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