The Gallery: Bond
Jan30

The Gallery: Bond

When my younger son was born, I hoped my boys would grow up with a close bond. I hoped they’d be the sort of brothers who were best friends. Who would go to the pub together as adults and be best man at each other’s weddings. And so far, so good. There are two years and four months between my boys, and three school years. To look at them or to listen to them talk, you would think there was a year between them. When they...

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Accident waiting to happen
Jan29

Accident waiting to happen

My younger son throws himself into life with enthusiasm. He gives life his all. He goes running into everything that life throws at him. And he gets hurt. He is an accident waiting to happen. One month to the day after his legs stopped working (which was due to his illness and the fact that he walks funny rather than an actual accident), he hurt his shoulder at football. My husband is the coach. And he really is the coach. When...

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Silent Sunday 27.1.13
Jan27

Silent Sunday 27.1.13

 

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The Gallery: Adventure
Jan26

The Gallery: Adventure

There’s been only one type of adventure to have over the last few days – a snowy one! On the day it snowed, the kids and me went to some small hills in the village for sledging. They sledged, rolled down hills and threw snowballs at every other kid in the village. And I got very cold feet. But that wasn’t good enough for us. We needed more. Bigger, higher, faster. Snowier. There’s some hills a few miles away...

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Saturday is icicle caption day!
Jan26

Saturday is icicle caption day!

The recent spell of cold weather reminded me of this photo from December 2010. It’s one of my favourite photos EVER. It seems to capture the sheer joy of my eldest. These awesome icicles were on the front of our house. Can you caption...

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