Learning from the best

  As parents, we all do our best to show our children the right path. We try to teach them right from wrong and guide them to always do their best and be happy. Sometimes though, adults just don’t make great teachers. By adulthood, we have all become cynical and negative to a greater or lesser degree. We often fail to take in the beauty of our surroundings. And of course, as a species we are systematically destroying that beauty day after day. So sometimes, children need role models that are not adults. And in my humble opinion, that’s where pets…

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Give it back

On Friday things were looking good, The weekend loomed ahead. I did some work and had a drink, And wasn’t late to bed.   Saturday looked better, In spite of all the rain. We went to hear some music, And bounce on castles yet again. Then Sunday was a lovely day, A lunch with some great friends. Exploring in their garden, The adventure never ends. But now it seems it’s Sunday night, It’s come round just like that. So can whoever took my weekend, Please kindly give it back?

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Finding the perfect house

Over the last couple of days, I’ve put a lot of thought into where we want to move to. The house, the area and the price. Today, I spent a bit of time trawling through Rightmove looking for the perfect house. I expanded my search a little wider than usual, both in terms of price and area. And suddenly, staring back at me was my ideal house. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not perfect by any stretch of the imagination. It needs a lot of work and the price was a lot higher than I’d been hoping for, although…

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Our Thursday Photo #58

Time and again on a Thursday, I find myself sitting down to write about my week, and I’ve got no idea what’s happened.  I remember that on Saturday, we went to the Sea Life Centre which we all enjoyed. On Sunday, we went swimming and afterwards, Lia took her first couple of unaided steps between a chair and table at the pool.  Since then, it’s all been a bit of a blur of work, taking the children to their daily activities and a bit more work. Lia decided that a couple of steps here and there was quite enough for her…

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Inspirational Parents #3

Last week, Sally was featured in my Inspirational Parents #2 post. When asked who inspired her, she mentioned her business partner, Sam.  I have to agree with Sally in saying that Sam is a truly inspirational person and someone I admire, look up to and aspire to be like in so many ways. I first met Sam when we played water polo together. As two of the more senior member of the team (sorry Sam), we naturally stuck together and got along well. When I found  myself with a three month old baby and a full time job that was an…

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