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The unwritten rule

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Overheard in the swimming pool changing rooms on a Sunday morning… Little lad: “Dad, why are there so many dads in the pool today?” Big daddy: “That’s the rule, son. Dads have to take kids swimming on Sunday. That’s what happens.” “But why?” “It’s what’s known as an unwritten rule.” Beat. “But who didn’t write […]

Kate’s eyes

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Kate’s eyes

Kidsequences

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These are just some of the things that change when you become a parent… Your concept of “busy”; once you have children, you start to notice just how much time you used to have for yourself. You also realise how much of it you wasted. Your priorities; naturally, the welfare of your kids suddenly becomes […]

First day at school

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Here he is, uniformed, shiny-shod, everything clean and new and ready to go. Nice to see him with a smile on day 1. Deep breath, here we go.

First day at school

Yay and yay and humbug

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X-ray: “Normal.” MRI brain scan: “Normal.” EEG electric activity scan: “The brain waves on the right side of your brain look slightly different to those on the left; the significance of this is uncertain.” Riiight. When the doctors told me that I really shouldn’t drive for a while, at least until the cause of my mysterious […]

Lighthouse lens

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Sparkly sea

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Sparkly sea

Breakfast on the beach

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On holiday on the south coast, it was blazing hot. We took cereal to the beach for a picnic breakfast.

Breakfast on the beach

Fathers Day present

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Barney said: “This is me and daddy holding hands and I am pretending to be a donkey,” which is excellent. Here’s a pic I took of B on the same day. Quite pleased with it:

Fathers Day present

Got myself a record player

Published in life, music.

Which means I’ve dug out my long-unplayed vinyl collection. Here’s some of it. Note to future self: you will regret getting rid of your record player, and all your vinyl, in future.

Got myself a record player
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