Buying my daughter’s birthday presents
Mar07

Buying my daughter’s birthday presents

I’ve always loved shopping for my daughter’s birthday presents and I still do, even though my daughter is nearly 11. It’s so much more pleasurable than shopping for the boys. One of my sons only ever wants money and the other one never knows what he wants, which makes shopping for him challenging. On the other hand, my daughter normally has a present in mind for herself, plus she’s very easy to buy surprises...

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Silent Sunday 26.10.14
Oct26

Silent Sunday 26.10.14

 

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Happy birthday, 11 year old boy!
Oct20

Happy birthday, 11 year old boy!

Dear Younger Son It seems like for the last few weeks this blog has been all about you. And why shouldn’t it be? You are an amazing boy and I am so proud to call you my son. You are just the sort of son any parent would wish for. Today it is most definitely all about you. You came into this world exactly 11 years ago, at 10.23pm. A big, grey lump, slow to start breathing. Slow enough to make your Daddy think we’d lost you....

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Disorganised birthday
Jun26

Disorganised birthday

It’s my son’s 11th birthday tomorrow and I’m not ready. Not emotionally. Physically. I’m disorganised and I hate it. It’s not me. I take birthdays seriously. I love them and I’m always ready for them well in advance. Not this time. As I write this I am praying that a violin and three Funky Pigeon birthday cards arrive today or I will have failed massively. I know some families are happy with cards...

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