January 2017 Well, here we are again. January is cold and dark and hard work. Hubby is back to doing early mornings and H and I are back to the morning slog.  It’s so much harder immediately after Christmas.  My body has started to rely on the ease of relaxing mornings in a bath robe, […]

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25 December 2016 – Christmas Day I am writing this retrospectively because with 12 adults and 3 children to feed and water, there was more chance of Honey donning a Christmas hat and singing “We Wish you a Merry Christmas,” than there was of me making contemporaneous notes. Not that I actually did any of […]

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22 December 2016 – Merry Christmas Today is the last day in the office before we close for Christmas. We have Christmas music on loud and enjoy festive, fattening drinks from the new drive through Costa Coffee.  I manage to sneak in two Barbra Streisand songs but otherwise FP is in charge of the music. We […]

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QUICK INTERRUPTION – 25 February 2017  – From one Mum to another. I am currently in the process of writing up the diary notes that I made over the Christmas period. For several reasons, this is taking longer than usual. Firstly, those lawyer, Mum, CF responsibilities have taken up a lot of time lately. Secondly, […]

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12 December 2016 – “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas“.  It’s nearly Christmas.  It’s cold outside, H and I left the house with hats, very large coats and scarves. I manage to have both of us in the car with the engine running for 7.45am (all medication and inhalers etc. up to date). […]

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Saturday 3 December 2016 – Tidy House Hubby is away on business. He’ll be away for four days.  That means four days of tidy house, with sides free from coins, keys, receipts, earphones and phones.  I won’t have to play hopscotch on the lounge floor to avoid the laptop, cables and iPad and I don’t […]

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Monday, 28 November 2016 – Third and final day in Houston I enjoy a post-midnight feast of macarons in bed. I love this hotel. I’m far too excited to sleep straight away, which is not helped by the sugar content of the sweet treats, so I watch Christmas related TV until I doze off. 8.00am […]

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Saturday 26 November – Collect tickets When we arrived at the hotel last night we dropped off our bags in our very comfortable room and headed to the bar, where a live band played seventies’ soul. We enjoyed (strong) cocktails and really good food before bed. I should be exhausted but I’m giddy. This morning […]

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25 November …and we’re off We leave H in Grannie’s capable hands. Sitting two giant bunnies in H’s armchair, I tell her that  they will be Mummy and Daddy until we come back. [Don’t cry, don’t cry, don’t cry] I have arranged to meet a client for a quick 20 minute meeting in the airport […]

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31 October 2016  – Halloween fun It’s Halloween and H is actually at nursery to enjoy the celebrations this year, for the first time. We have been discussing ghosts and witches for a week. We have watched every Halloween special on CBeebies, Disney Junior and Nick Jr. Hubby and H spent several hours yesterday making […]

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