Category Archives: Family

The definition of an Aunt

This was one of my Christmas presents… One of those things is true, and my sister in law is way cooler than I am!

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Monday Miscellany: November-ish

Happy Monday! I’m feeling November-ish. It’s dark and dull and the weather is terrible and I’ve not done any of the things that we’d planned to do at the plot. So peak November. Yesterday would have been my Grandad’s 106th … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Ben

It’s Ben’s birthday today! (This picture was taken a long time ago, he looks much older nowadays, he is younger than me but he looks older…) Ben and I get on much better in our 40’s than we ever did … Continue reading

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What We Learn

London is getting pretty hot this week and I’ve been doing the traditional Nic thing of falling asleep and then waking up an hour later and then taking an hour to fall back to sleep. And repeat all bloody night… … Continue reading

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Seventy

  Given the fuss we make about birthdays, I have been asked several times whether Ben and I are throwing a party for Ma’s 70th. We are not. I did ask her but she didn’t what one, she wanted to … Continue reading

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Francis Thomas Harold Hull

Today marks 20 years since my Grandad died. Which means it’s been a bit more than that since he walked me through his bread pudding recipe. I write about my Grandad a lot, because as I get older, I’ve realised … Continue reading

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Crafting with the nephews

So a weekend with the boys. Activities for them are tricky because one is 8 (going on 15) and the other is 2 and a half (and into everything except having dirty hands!). I make them sound awful but actually … Continue reading

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Grandad

Today would be my Grandad’s 103rd birthday, which means that it’s been just under 20 years since he died. I loved my Grandad, he was a good grandparent in the best sense, I know that one day Oli and Joe … Continue reading

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Gin Club

The 28th July was the third gin club. Attending were me (it was at my house!), Ma, Christelle and Dionne The gin was 6 O’Clock Gin and I chose it mainly because I liked the bottle. Tonics were Fever Tree and East … Continue reading

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Gin Club

Last Christmas, Ma and I went to a gin speed tasting. Which was fun and as a result of that Ma, Christelle and I are going to Junipalooza in June. There are lots of gin in the world and I … Continue reading

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