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The cat is back…
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The cat is back…

Aug 26, 2015

It has been 4 1/2 months since we moved and we came without the cat. It seemed like the most sensible solution at the time, my sister could keep him in the house, we wouldn’t have to move him 1270 miles. I know it seems odd that we made a sensible decision, but at one point in my life this had to happen. We won’t...

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Flying with children… when a bendy robot comes in handy
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Well people, the holidays are nearly over, the little people go back to school next Weds and I am a little bit sad… but it does mean a respite from jetsetting for a while. Now, we love where we live, but it just so happens that our entire family lives in another country, so we have to frequently use buses in the sky to...

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Healthy app-etite
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Healthy app-etite

Jun 24, 2015

I recently wanted to download an app to my phone and up popped a message telling me that I needed to upgrade my operating system in order to do this. I have very little idea what this meant, so I clicked ok. Oh dear. Up popped innumerable new apps which I had not asked for. It’s ok, I thought, I can delete these (this...

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The pedal fell off
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The pedal fell off

Jun 17, 2015

We were cycling back from summer club, I stopped to briefly check that child #2 was ok in the trailer and looked up and noticed that I had lost child #1. I did not panic, as this happens to me frequently. I like to think that this is a test of my special parenting superanalytical skills … Deep breath, right, where were we? Cycle...

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The bottom of the washing basket
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We have a friend coming to stay and a party at the weekend, so I decided it was time for a tidy up. Having spent 2 hours retrieving lego bricks and bits of biscuit from every crevice in the apartment, emptying the dishwasher, loading the dishwasher, folding up and putting away clothes and hanging up the 11 coats strewn about willy nilly, I decided...

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Conehead at camp
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Conehead at camp

May 23, 2015

Facebook helpfully put a picture up this morning of Sam in his conehead, and I am reminded of last year, when we were just about to go on our first Scout camp as Swedish residents (this is important because it meant we all have numbers and have to quote them at least twice a day)… and of course it rained and rained and rained as if we...

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Three beds in three days
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Having just got used to a brand new bed in our brand new apartment in a brand new country, I had to go back to work in the UK. This meant a round of bed hopping in order to fit everything and everyone into my completely ludicrous schedule. But, as long as there are beer; bed and biscuits, everything is usually ok. 1. Holiday...

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