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St Patrick’s Day

On Sunday, Oli (and his gaelic football club) were in the St Patrick’s Day Parade. It makes me laugh, ’cause my Dad didn’t encourage us to do anything Irish at all (and Ma isn’t) but Ben and Lu’s next door … Continue reading

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Photos – Oli and the Fireworks


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Oliver James

I do like spending time with this boy.. As he gets older, I’m completely gobsmacked by the depth of emotion I feel for him. I’m pretty much resigned to not having a child of my own but I’m going to … Continue reading

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Sunday Music

Sweet Baby James – James Taylor I heard this for the first time about 4 years ago.. As I recall there was a thing on the radio about albums you should listen to. They featured Sweet Baby James. The programme … Continue reading

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Birthday Cake

Birthday cake duty has rolled around again this year. Currently in the oven in the shape of a two is my standard easy birthday cake. It started when I made Olly’s cake last year. I needed a cake that was … Continue reading

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Toddlers and balloons

There’s a balloon Toddler wants balloon Daddy gives in Toddler plays with balloon even though balloon is bigger than him!! Toddler lets go of balloon Toddler pines for balloon Daddy rescues balloon Gives balloon back to toddler Toddler is happy … Continue reading

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Thankful – Day 26

Oliver’s birthday party, time with family, friends and getting to watch 2 year olds dance!!

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Nephew update

Ma and I looked after Olly on Sunday. After a bad start (closing the door on us and saying ‘no’ very firmly), he came around and we went into Watford for some lunch, Olly walked, well he doesn’t really walk, … Continue reading

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The difference a year makes..

August 2010 Oliver and Tabitha last year at my birthday. August 2011 This year walking, talking (well they can both say no!), chaos causing individuals. Olly is more used to the flat and knows were all the good stuff is. … Continue reading

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Aunt duty

Yesterday with the nephew did not get off to a good start! It was raining, Oli was grumpy and very clear that I wasn’t a good substitute for his Mum and Dad. However, after a banana he calmed down for … Continue reading

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