Category Archives: Observations and general nonsense

Gloworm festival: a review

We had an inauspicious start to our day at Gloworm. E woke us far too early and through my groggy eyes I could see it was raining. The tired feeling didn’t go away, and so when S announced he wasn’t … Continue reading

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Golden days

I love the Olympics. I know parts of it are dodgy and there’s all kinds of nastiness going on in Brazil that we’re not seeing but I love it. I’ve always loved it. I remember watching loads of athletics especially … Continue reading

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A holiday

Blog holidays can be ace. And in this case, unplanned. Back now though. One of the things I’ve found most interesting in parenting is watching and understanding how E’s mind develops. There’s a point when you see someone who was a … Continue reading

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Crich tramway village – a review

This has been a blog post a long time coming. I started to write it after our first trip to Crich and then realised that it was about to close for the season. So I’ve waited winter out, returned to … Continue reading

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Rave on – Big Fish Little Fish review

We took E to her first rave on Saturday. Ha, I say that like some seasoned clubber. We all went to our first rave on Saturday. Anyone who knows me or S knows perfectly well this is a world that … Continue reading

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Photobombing dead kings – our day in Leicester part 2

Our day out in Leicester continued after pasta, pizza and a spillage incident at the nearby Pizza Express. We walked down to the Richard III visitor centre with tickets to go in at 1.20. (You have timed tickets to ease … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs, bears and expressionism – our day in Leicester part 1

I’d been planning to take E to the Natural History Museum for a while, and decided last week may be a good time to do it until I realised I’d not left enough time to book train tickets. (I only … Continue reading

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