For as long as I can remember, my dad’s family have had Japanese students staying with them for a couple of weeks every summer. Last year, it was a real honour and a sign that I had become a proper grown-up when we were asked to host some students as well. The students are only 14 or 15 years old and they spend a few days over in the UK with host families to improve their English and learn a bit more about our culture. Despite being so young, they are immaculately behaved and a pleasure to have around the house.…

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Right from day one, we could see that Libby was going to be a bit of a character. Her ministry of silly faces gave that away… What also became apparent very swiftly was her love of food and drink. These days she can tell us that she’s hungry, usually by shouting for banana, cake or, if she can’t say the right word, just “mmmmmm!!!” Even when she was tiny though, we got the general idea of what she wanted… Libby is also very keen on exercise. She has been trying to walk since she was about 2 months old. At…

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A few days ago, Libby received a fabulous book to review. It’s a story all about little Prince George!  This Royal Baby by Zita Newcome is a lovely new book that was released as soon as the Royal Baby was born. The book has a pull-tab on every page that makes the baby do different things. It frowns, wiggles its ears, and blows bubbles in the bath among other things. What I like about it is that it teaches young children about doing things and experiencing emotions as well as giving them an introduction to the fact that someone who…

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