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Review: Stoneywell – stairs, scones and seats

Ask any mother what they’d realistically like as a start to Mother’s Day and the classic lie in with a child carrying a wobbly tray, spilling tea and a slice of cold toast is what springs to mind yes? “Mummy! … Continue reading

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Mr Darcy’s Christmas trees

If you’ve ever watched a child screaming and wondered why its mother didn’t shut it up, please be aware that she may not be able to. I offered a perfect specimen of parental incompetence earlier on today as we sat … Continue reading

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Holidaying in Devon part 2

We awoke on Wednesday to bright sunshine and bird noises. S filled up the bird feeder outside and we breakfasted outside along with several chaffinches, a sparrow or two, a great tit and a nuthatch. Buzzards circled overhead and I … Continue reading

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A happy Easter

I’m aware the last few blog posts have been rather negative in tone. Obviously I never want to be one of those parents who can’t say anything positive at all so to be more cheerful I shall tell you about … Continue reading

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Beaches and castles – a family holiday reviewed

We are back from a nearly week away. It’s been our first holiday as a family at all and S and mine first holiday for three years. We’ve had long weekends at parent’s houses but this was a little different. … Continue reading

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Family-ing on a Sunday

I know it’s not really a word. But I still get surprised when we go out, the three of us, and realise that we must look to other people the way they look to me. What? I mean, today we … Continue reading

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