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A Dish of Vegetables

  Confession time! I remember a short period of time when mine and my brother’s bedroom was divided by this strange wooden divider. The layout of our room was regularly changed. It was my spontaneous mother’s way. She often refreshed … Continue reading

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More Dogs and Pink Pyjamas

The boys left this morning to go boating on the Broads with their Grandparents.  They will have such fun. I guarantee lots of mischief, love and laughter. What are the girls and I going to do with our week? Aha! … 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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A Mirror to my Week

A deep sigh from me the other morning drew comment from Tim, so I explained it was a sigh of contentment. I am very content. I have much to be content about. In this corner of contentment I find myself … Continue reading

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Puppies are Destructive

The nights are drawing in, and tonight so mild. Why? I don’t know. This I do know. As we travel to and from afternoon activities and the dark closes in the children talk more in the car, and the conversations … Continue reading

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A Holy Moment

The child who struggles with expressive language came in yesterday evening and said to me, “Mum, can you come outside please?  I want to show you something.”  Now, I had just settled down, snuggly,  with my husband on the sofa … Continue reading

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It’s a Funny Feeling

It’s a funny feeling watching them grow.  It’s a funny feeling seeing how independent they’re becoming.  It’s a funny feeling knowing that the sand in the egg timer has dropped another level closer to the day they leave home.  It’s … Continue reading

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