Tag Archives: walking

A rant about pavement etiquette

People showing good pavement etiquette by not vaping, cycling or staring at their phones.

One of the things I’m still getting used to in my now not-so-new job is the walk from the station to the office I work in. Not because of the increased exercise, you understand, but due to the eternally thorny issue of self-important people with appalling pavement etiquette. I can’t stand bad manners or people …

One year old already!

A happy girl who is one year old already!

It’s gone in a blur but Amelie is one year old already. I remember the first year passing quickly with both Dylan and Xander, but this has to be a new record. Yesterday was a year since her dramatic arrival. Despite her worrying start to life, everything has been pretty straightforward since and she’s a happy …

11 months old already!

A happy little girl who is 11 months old already!

I can’t believe that Amelie is 11 months old already! We have had another month of milestones and mischief as she continues to make her presence felt. The big news is that her first teeth have finally broken through. They had been basically visible beneath her gums for months and all the other signs were …

The only way is up

Xander the poser/stuntman

Xander has been happily toddling around for well over a month and has now mastered the art of deft changes in direction in a fashion that reminds me of Ricky Villa circa 1981. Minus the beard and hapless Manchester City defenders, of course. His sudden bursts of pace, dropping of the shoulder and toy slaloming skills …

Sofa so good…

A baby leaning on a sofa as he learns to walk.

Xander started crawling a few weeks ago. Now I’ve finally got round to writing about this proud parent moment, he’s decided that it’s a tad boring. Now, he’s climbing anything and anyone and trying to walk by cruising along the sofa. That’ll teach me for dithering. His new-found ability has also seen me having to reprise …