Monthly Archives: February 2011

Completion – A Dandelion and Burdock Moment

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Building

A freezing but fun family Saturday to finish half term with a flourish. (Oh, for goodness sake, enough alliteration!) The project begins by breaking up the pallets for building supplies. Then the wood is transported to the tree house. Using … Continue reading

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Silly Things Said…

…in the last few days, that have made us laugh. On a nighttime walk: “This is supposed to be fun” “But I really can’t see here” On discussing a car that we’d looked at buying, one child asked how many … Continue reading

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The Health Service

It’s easy to forget, when the common trend is to make our complaints heard, that we have an amazing health service and health care system in this country.  I’m very glad we don’t get letters sent out like this! This … Continue reading

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A Great Teacher

What a week of mixed feelings.  It concluded Tim’s 13 years of piano teaching and I thought one of Tim’s pupils said it best in his thank you card.  It has been so sad to say good bye to families … Continue reading

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Nonsense

I’ve just realised that my recent posts have been dominated by the word “death”; a dead kettle, a dead shrew, a dead lamb et al. So to lighten the mood here is some nonsense I found last night on a … Continue reading

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Lamb Friday

As usual the children are very matter of fact, while Tim and I are most affected.  Lamb Friday died in the night.  He wasn’t very interested in his night time feed and this morning the children thought he was asleep. … Continue reading

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A New Baby!

I wasn’t expecting to be posting this, this evening but our little household is buzzing with the excitement of it.  We have a new family member…a little baby, who is three days old! Rejected by his mother, we are adopting … Continue reading

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Found!

Look what I have found in the garden! And my peaceful one…  …who has discovered what the pedals on the piano are for… …look what she found in the garden: I’m sorry, but it’s dead and was found in that … Continue reading

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Attitude of the Strong-itude

That wind!  We’re fortunate the chimney pot is still on the chimney.  Our chimney pot suffered severe cracks from intense heat about this time last year and it looks a bit lopsy, but has stood still throughout the year.  These … Continue reading

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