Category Archives: Friends and family

Child’s play

Yesterday I picked up my daughter’s new bike from my LBS and I was glad to find that my wife was pleased with the choice.  Maria turns 6 on Wednesday and has outgrown her first bike which she still rides about … Continue reading

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Building a castle

I’ve built a castle this evening.  It only took 4 hours.  I benefited from a painful lesson my father learnt nearly 30 Christmases ago when he tried to construct a 4 foot tall Sindy house on Christmas Eve.  It didn’t … Continue reading

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The happy loser

Tonight was poker night and despite there only being one winner everybody went home happy.  I play Texas hold ’em against a few old mates once every month or so and and it’s always entertaining and fun, even when I … Continue reading

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Hair-gate

There are still so many un-answered questions:  Did Maria really know what she was doing?  How on earth did she do it?  Was a mirror involved? At what point did she think "Hmm I’m happy with that, I think I’ll stop … Continue reading

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How do you solve a problem like Maria?

It looks like we, as parents, have trouble on our hands.   We had an episode yesterday afternoon when we went as a whole family to a dance class presentation and disco.  Maria has started dancing within the last month … Continue reading

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Has Alex got soul?

Alex is at a very impressionable age where he is taking up all sorts of words, phrases and lyrics, so we have to be quite careful what we say and what he listens to.  He has a good ear for … Continue reading

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Grandma and the 121st Psalm

My Grandma died suddenly last Monday.  I was fortunate to have seen her just 2 days earlier when she had been in good spirits and was even grappling with Alex in a playful manner that amused the pair of them; a … Continue reading

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