Monthly Archives: January 2012

All Pretty Girls…

“All pretty girls get something” said Tim, giving the girls a necklace each.  Longshanks pulled a face and mouthed “It’s not fair.”  Not that he wanted a necklace! The girls just came to say goodnight.  The youngest pulled out from … Continue reading

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The Rapunzel Tower

Stuck in the frustrating Rapunzel tower Going round and round over the same ground Fighting the interactions of a fractious mind I find I’ve found lost resolve But cannot solve the mystery Can’t bring it to pass Can’t make it … Continue reading

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Don’t Judge the Outward Apple-pearances

I found the boys helping themselves to fruit with much mirth. “Woah!  What’s happened to that apple?”  An exclamation accompanied by joint laughter.  I had a look to see what they were chuckling over and saw that it was a … Continue reading

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January Classics

In the vein of previous collections of classic statements in this household (1,2,3,4, and5) I bring you a new collection of random things communicated – new for 2012. Coming in with her little bantam (Poppy) under her arm, I overheard … Continue reading

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To Candle Light and Story Telling

They were boisterous tonight so I sent them out to play outside in the dark.  Their delighted squeals and laughter was louder than the wind howling down the chimney.  I sat down to relax and was suddenly pitched into total … Continue reading

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The Girl with the Bulldog Bone

Like a bulldog with a bone With a bone, she won’t let go Shaking and worrying it Jaw firmly clenched Clenched not quenched Taking the fire with both fists She won’t let go A promise is promise Did Mary feel … Continue reading

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New Term Eve

A new term begins tomorrow and I watched my pupils with much amusement.  I watched them all actively doing things that somehow sum them up. Number 1:  Reading books in his bedroom on submarines and ship building that he’d just got … Continue reading

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