Monthly Archives: October 2007

Chopsticks

If I knew how to add sound to this blog I would, then you could suffer like I have. Ben has learned to play CHOPSTICKS on the piano. Note – having looked for this on YouTube, I gather it’s called … Continue reading

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Half Term

I saw something on Facebook the other day which brought home to me the difference in attitude between mothers with full time, out-in-the-world jobs and mothers who (mostly) look after their children. One status update read – “I’m really fed … Continue reading

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GMT – or not?

Ben has just taken one huge step outside the box, the box he habitually shuns in favour of his own sweet way. When the rest of us turned our clocks, watches, phones and computers back by one hour at the … Continue reading

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Celebrating a Century

One hundred years upon this earth – that’s something to consider. I’ve just been to a hundredth birthday party. It wasn’t raucous, debauched or loud. It was at lunchtime, and most people left at a suitable time for the celebrant … Continue reading

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Ginger Ghost

I’ve been talking to Ben about when he can go to the park with a friend, without me. It’s not far, and my argument about the busy road he’d have to cross has just been obliterated by the local council’s … Continue reading

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This Life

I’ve received another tagging. Manicmama, not content with knowing what’s on my desktop, now wants to know what my ultimate life would be. I will be (mostly) honest. Q1. Where would you live? A big old granite Jersey farmhouse, set … Continue reading

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The View from Here

I’ve been tagged by manicmama to reveal my desktop to all and sundry. Well here it is, complete with all the unnecessary icons that my computer keeps telling me to get shot of. Do I really want a computer that … Continue reading

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Beautiful Jersey, gem of the sea

I’m working hard on a PR campaign. “Look,” I say to Ben, pointing out a badly photocopied page from yet another school prospectus, “in Year 6 you get to spend a week in France…” “Hm,” says the child who’s spent … Continue reading

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Sex chat

In our house we don’t do it much but we do talk about it – a lot. “Mummy, can a woman make a baby on her own?” asks my five year-old daughter. “No, she needs sperm from a man to … Continue reading

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Ben’s den

You may remember this. I knew it wouldn’t last, but just a few weeks later I’m faced with this. Not only is it nearly as messy as it was before I attacked it with an exocet missile, but he’s also … Continue reading

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