Monthly Archives: May 2012

Gina . . . eat your heart out!

 “They don’t come with an instruction booklet!”

How many times did we all hear this when faced with a new little life? Well it is . . . quite frankly . . . bollocks. Continue reading
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Silent Sunday

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A post for daughters.

Dear Grace,
 
I would like to introduce you to a few people:
 
 

 Simone de Beauvoir –

1908 –  1986

 

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KISS MY ELBOW!

Back when I was working for a well-known chain of book stores, I had the pleasure of running the children’s section. I had a dream back then – back in my pre-married childless days. I used to make a mental note of the books I would one day read to my own children. Continue reading

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Our Sketch Book – An alternative memory maker

Grace and I have started a sketch book together. I don’t profess to be massively good at arty things – but I do really enjoy it, and some stuff I do could pass for half-decent (Ooooo – get me!) Thing is – I am inundated with finger paintings and scribblings, lovingly pounded out by the Giblet. We have paintings from nursery, from Grandmas, from toddler groups and from the child-minders – not to mention our own efforts at home. They’re hard to part with aren’t they? Even though you know there’ll be millions more over the years, and a fridge door only has so much room. So – I’ve gone and got me a sketch book. Grace likes scribbling, I like scribbling. I have combined said scribbles together along with sketches and quotes of all the things she loves doing and saying at the moment – (I intend to sketch a few portraits and more hand studies aswell as the book developes.) Here are our first collective efforts: Continue reading

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A Collaboration, and a Big-Up to our Mums!

As most regular readers of my blog know – my Mum is no longer with us. It’s her birthday today. I’ve done many an emotional post about her, but this one’s a bit different. This one is a collaboration by my friends and by the incredibly supportive on-line community, who are taking the chance to say what’s amazing about their own Mums. It’s a little homage to Mothers everywhere, a reminder to cherish them, and a birthday tribute to a wonderful woman who – like many – is desperately missed. So here we go:

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My Mantra

 

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