Tag: Parenting


It started rather inauspiciously, the day of my debut performance with the Bromley Music Makers. I drank some inferior wine last night, which gave me an allergic reaction and therefore half a night’s sleep. Then my...

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Happy birthday sweet 16

  It’s not quite the birthday I’d planned for her, but I’m thankful that we at least had a dining table and I could cook a proper meal and some brownies....

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On competitive parenting

In today’s post I am linking to an article in yesterday’s Guardian, that sums up how I have felt for quite a lot of the last 20 years. It gives me an excuse to talk about it here. I suppose it is only natural for...

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The first farewell

We were invited to my parents in law’s house for supper this evening. It marks the first of the bon voyages that we shall attend (endure) in the next ten days before the Boywonder goes off to take up his place at McGill...

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All set

  Now, I was all set with a blog post for tonight but because distracted by stuff so I ran out of time. No matter. It will keep. I despise packing and always leave it to the last minute. No matter how organised I think I...

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The best and the worst

As I write this, the Boywonder is still supervising a complete clear, clean and tidy of MsDD’s room. He has finally snapped but, rather than resigning himself exhaustedly to her constant disobedience, to the squalor of his...

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  It’s less convenient when you’re just starting out. Someone comes and encases your nether regions in a lovely warm, cuddly nappy and changes it once in a while and when they’ve caught a whiff of...

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Random Tuesday thoughts:

Good evening. Not for the first time, I really have nothing coherent about which to blog this evening. So what’s new, you might ask. Still, I have set myself the task of a daily post so post so here goes: What did I do...

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Saturday chores

After yesterday’s day of extreme enjoyment, today has been somewhat more workaday. But only somewhat.┬áSaturdays are largely devoted to laundry but today I have felt like doing crochet so that’s exactly what I have...

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Lads and lasses

Tonight, as it’s a bit late, I’ll write a little about a couple of conversations I’ve had with MsDD today. I’ve not seen much of her because she’s spent the day recording the latest BYCB CD for sale...

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The minutiae of parenting

  Everyone says that nothing prepares you for having a child and it’s true. Read all the books you like about the practicalities of parenting, from birth through nappy changing; terrible twos’ tantrums;...

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I Must Share This Bought This Sari For Princess

I must share this: Bought this sari for Princess MsDD for a high society occasion later in the year. We originally bought a gold blouse but Sister Suvarna and Smita, another one of the fabulous nurses, didn't think much of it. So last night Smita made this instead, taking the… [more]

Spotted this Trabant, which must have been fairly new at the fall of the Berlin Wall, on the forecourt of Douglas Compton

Spotted this Trabant, which must have been fairly new at the fall of the Berlin Wall, on the forecourt of Douglas Compton

Spotted this Trabant, which must have been fairly new at the fall of the Berlin Wall, on the forecourt of Douglas Compton.

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