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A Glutton-Free Christmas

It has been a long time since I have blogged about some classic statements heard in our household.  Some of us in our family love words very much and others struggle to get them quite right.  But it makes us love … Continue reading

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Daft Dogs and Darling Teens

It was wet and windy.  Should I be surprised?  No!  This is Wales.  It was the eve of Longshanks’ birthday and he was energised by anticipation.  It was the last day left to move the sheep.  These were the perfect … Continue reading

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I’m Not Shouting “Plonker” in a Public Place

Today began with two cups of tea in bed.  Now that is Saturday morning decadence, and let’s face it, does not happen very often.  It then became a “home-made-sock-day”.  I resort to wearing my own-knit socks when I have no … Continue reading

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No Tricks. Just Treats!

We feel like we have had a half term of being spoilt rotten, with lots of treats, so last night on the way home, I asked each child what they had enjoyed most. These were their answers. Some gave me … Continue reading

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Sand, Sun and Salt in September

It has been a long time since I can remember that gritty, weathered feeling that comes from swimming in the sea and spending lots of time in the sun.   Anyone might have mistaken our week’s holiday for a week overseas … Continue reading

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Quality – Magic Moments

“Bye fatties!” Longshanks shouted as we left the yard and set off on the track for our usual Dapple-bum drive.  In an undertone,  I said, “That’s no way to refer to your sisters” who were walking across the yard.   “I … Continue reading

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While The Cat’s Away…

“…the mice have been amazing”! My mice are not so little anymore, which makes the time of Dad being away so much easier.  They have been so good, and all been extremely helpful.  The boys have willingly sorted the wood … Continue reading

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