Tag Archives: family life

Is my daughter a magpie?

A magpie in a tree.

A few weeks ago I wrote about my belief that Amelie could be a Mogwai. The jury is still out on that one. Mainly because she has started demonstrating behaviour consistent with something that sounds similar. A magpie. Metal objects have started to go missing lately. The first thing to vanish was my Batman multitool. It’s a particularly useful gadget …

Dylan the drummer?

A drum kit awaiting a drummer.

Dylan is going to be seven next week. I can’t quite get my head round this myself. As well as disbelieving thoughts about the passing of time, birthday presents have been very much in mind. The lists he has made – for there have been several drafts – have made for interesting reading. There were a couple …

Back to reality

A hard hat.

I used to hate going back to work after the long Easter weekend. This morning, however, I breathed an almighty sigh of relief. Finally we’re back to reality after weeks of being all over the shop. It all started when building work started on our house. This took a few weeks, during which we stayed at …

Boys are horrid

Two young boys with purple hand prints.

It has recently come to my attention that boys are horrid. This shouldn’t come as a surprise really. Obviously, I was one not that long ago. Okay, it was bloody ages ago, but that’s beside the point. I genuinely have no recollection of being a horror. Indeed, I recall my late grandmother often mentioning that I …