To 1578 again, with a side trip to meet Xeno


So I’m now sitting in a tent at kentwell hall with two sleeping children. It’s been a long day. I was up before 7 trying to finish packing the car (I failed) so that Tim and Big just needed to drive over here. Then I took the younger ones to London zoo to meet Xeno, […]



An actual list


That was yesterday’s list. Far too much of it is still outstanding. Plus I now have, find everything for kentwell, mend tent pole, pack car, do washing, pick up shoes, pack for Thursday and try not to panic. Not all going to happen, it is?

Making sure I’m in the picture


It occurs to me that as it’s usually me holding the camera, I’m not very often in the picture. My children could grow up without any pictures of me, I could just not be a part of their pictorial memories. I don’t want that to be the case, so I’ve decided that little as I […]

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Saturday snippets 16 August 2014

tracing continents

{reading} Further adventures of Milly Molly Mandy. Third book in the series, courtesy of local secondhand book store. While I was there, I discovered a copy of Milly Molly Mandy and Billy Blunt, but I’m not sure whether that’s different stories, or just the ones with Billy Blunt in. {watching} Overboard. Unusually, this romantic comedy […]

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Moving on to chapter books readalouds

Smallest loves picture books, and I think it’s going to be a few more years before she moves away from them. But she’s ready for a little more too, and we’ve started reading chapter books at bedtime. We tried Paddington a while ago, it didn’t really work out. I don’t know why, I tried it […]

Bird by Crystal Chan


buy on Kindle There are some books I’m sent to review that I desperately want to read but I’m scared to, for one reason or another. Bird is one of those. I love how it looks. And the feather that I was sent with it. But the excerpt on the cover is stark and unforgiving […]

101 in 1001 take two.

On December 10th 2006, I put a post in draft on this blog. It was a partial 101 things list, goals for the next 1001 days. I never even finished making the list, that’s how good I am as a completer finisher. In fact, when I’ve looked at it properly, the countdown widget in the […]

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