Category Archives: family

A Little Pea and Little Wisp sleepover and the lessons of spicy toothpaste

It was a Little Pea and Little Wisp sleepover the other week. With so few weekends to choose from, it ended up being one where Himself was away on an expedition that involved making fire and building camps (it’s probably … Continue reading

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A little teasing can go a long way

Acceptable things to tease about in this house: That Brighton football team are rubbish regardless of how well they are actually  (me to Smaller boy, who might just be their biggest fan) That Bigger boy has no common sense, despite … Continue reading

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That back to school time of year

There’s a week or so in September that can be slightly tricky if – for whatever reason – you don’t have children. You might have guessed it; it’s the week schools go back and social media gets flooded with images … Continue reading

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Top 10 teen holiday observations

We did it!  We did a week away in France – including a 600 mile drive there and 600 miles back – and nobody died.  (And I didn’t get refused entry in or out with my dodgy passport photo!) So, … Continue reading

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Holiday planning

OK, so I might be Mrs R now <eeek!>, but rather than marrying into the sensibleness and grown up-ness I thought I had, it seems I might have just dragged Himself deeper into the world of Pog. Let me tell … Continue reading

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Feeling (very, very) guilty

So, having Covid is a bit rubbish. Managing to possibly give it to both your parents doesn’t come close.  I mean, we don’t 100% know that it was down to me, but I looked after Mum on the Monday – … Continue reading

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That flowery time of year

When I was born, Mum and Dad bought a pink rhododendron. It’s moved house a few times with them and I think it was only when Mum and Dad moved to where they are now that it made it out … Continue reading

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Fun and games with Pop up Sue

I started writing this sitting at the back of a village hall watching twenty older people taking parts in an Age Uk strength and mobility class.  That particular class was focussed on strength and coordination; watching Mum was like watching … Continue reading

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40 years ago…

…I was sitting  – age five, nearly six – in a school music lesson when I saw my Dad run up the school drive.  I must have caught his attention somehow and he burst into the lesson to tell me … Continue reading

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Historic wormholes

As you probably know, it was Valentine’s day on Monday.  If you’ve been around for a while, you’ll probably understand the level of excitement I felt realising that the next one I will be a married lady!  Me, the one … Continue reading

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