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Eton Mess Cake

Birthdays are funny things aren’t they?  When you are young they are longed for beacons of pure joy, the one day of the year when you get all the attention and your siblings have to stand in line. The one day when, if you are really lucky, you get the Girls World Head or Arctic Action Man that you knew would instantly make your life complete. Continue reading “Eton Mess Cake”

Arty Crafty

I am continually amazed by the number of brilliant creatives who live in our neighbourhood.  Artists, sculpture-ers, singers, seamstresses, writers, you name it we appear to have them.  The best part of this is that they all appear to be willing to share their knowledge, especially with the younger members of our community.   Continue reading “Arty Crafty”

On tour with Chew Valley Football Club and not only did the U8s win their tournament (yay for J and his buddies) but we even got the awesome Red Arrows Display Team adding to celebrations with a fly-by! 

Tiny Tickers

 

21 days. That’s all it takes. In fact some research indicates that it could be as early as 16 days. but, for arguments sake let’s go with 21 days. At 21 days a human embryo’s heart contracts for the first time. The embryo becomes a foetus.

At just 21 days! Continue reading “Tiny Tickers”

Continue reading “Flushed Away”

Deeds, Not Words

Bing bong bing bong – bing bong bing bong went the doorbell.

“Hmmm. I hope they’re up T.”

Scraaatch squeak bang as the bolt was drawn across the lock and the door opened.

“What are you doing here? You’re a bit early aren’t you?”

“WHAT?????”  was my verbal response whereas WTF???????  was bouncing round my brain…

Continue reading “Deeds, Not Words”

Today’s journey

The following post is a guest post by J, he is 7 and he is my son. Enjoy…

Continue reading “Today’s journey”

Ladybird on leaf

Ladybird Ladybird fly away home,

Your house is on fire and your children all gone,

All except one and that’s little Ann,

And she’s crept under the warming pan.

SS Half Term

So.

Half Term.

Two short words which, in the true spirit of four letter ones, evoke a diverse range of emotions… Continue reading “SS Half Term”

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