Monthly Archives: July 2007

Time’s winged chariot

Is it an age thing, or have I always been terminally grumpy and am now failing to hide it as well as I used to? I know that’s a difficult question when all you know of me is what I … Continue reading

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Peer Pressure

On arriving at school this morning, Ben refused to take his coat in with him. “I don’t want it,” he says, “it’s not raining.” “How do you know it won’t rain later on?” asks Dad, with adult logic. “None of … Continue reading

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Cooking on gas

One of the first things my grandmother did when my grandfather died, was to buy a new cooker. “He would never fork out for one,” she explained. I’m beginning to see where she’s coming from. Yesterday, Mike came home with … Continue reading

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Famous Five – is it the end for Ann?

I think it may be time to chuck out all the Enid Blyton books and veto anything written before 1970. Last week Ben asked me, “Why did Enid Blyton think it was alright for the girls to be servants to … Continue reading

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Sparkwell

We visited Dartmoor Zoological Park today, and when I asked the children what they enjoyed most – we saw Siberian Tigers, African Lions, Brown Bears and two Macaws that could say “hello” and “goodbye” like a demented Mark Almond – … Continue reading

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Primary pastimes

Hannah did her first ballet exam today. In fact it was her first ever exam. She was excited and a little hysterical while leaping about with her friends before going in. I insisted on half an hour without handstands so … Continue reading

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The Lodger

We have a lodger. He knows I have a blog and he was wondering if he’d get a mention, so I thought I’d oblige. He seems very nice, but it’s early days yet and there’s plenty of time for him … Continue reading

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Consider a Sea Monkey

Sea Monkeys – what are they for? Every day Hannah carefully aerates hers. This involves pouring the contents of the little plastic container into a jug and back again, three times. This, it says on the packet, will give them … Continue reading

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Dale Cooper’s coffee

How’s Annie? just posted me a message with a link to this marvellous picture … How I do miss Twin Peaks. Has there been such a great series since? I doubt it. I watched Eraserhead during my youthful phase of … Continue reading

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Any requests?

Any requests for tunes for tomorrow’s programme? I’ll probably have time for five or six tracks. But do bear in mind the selection of music is not extensive – you’ll have to guess what I might be able to lay … Continue reading

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