Tag Archives: school run

Mad hattiness

Wren and Finch are big fans of carbohydrates. They would live entirely on bread, potatoes and pasta if they could. Finch’s potato passion reached new heights with this season’s jersey royals so he was utterly disgusted when we made a … Continue reading

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Sun rise

The sun has been struggling up each morning this week around about 7.20am and each morning a bird has been singing outside our bedroom window at just about the same time. I did try to learn some of our British … Continue reading

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Storm Angus

The day is every shade of grey in the aftermath of Storm Angus. Rain is pounding down so hard the puddles are full of bubbles. Little Owl skipped nimbly between them on the way to school, while I trudged behind … Continue reading

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Human Cannonball

This morning we walked to school with an imaginary dragon flying behind us on a string. Little Owl had firm hold of the other end of the string so don’t worry, you weren’t in any danger. He is a silver … Continue reading

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Five doors down

We’re struggling for birdlife in our garden. I’d started off with great hope. We had a number of visitors over the summer. Granted they were of the townie variety but we’re not fussy. Garden birds are so companionable and we … Continue reading

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Mouseless

Big Dreamer stepped out on to the pavement this morning and went sprawling. “Watch out for the ice!” he shouted back through the letterbox and slid off to catch his train. Fortunately Finch, Little Owl and I form quite a … Continue reading

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Boilers

This weekend our boiler broke down. We had no hot water or heating just as autumn blew in. Boilers have a sixth sense about impending cold weather, and a masochistic sense of humour. It’s all fixed now, which is a … Continue reading

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Lining Up

Conkers are swelling in their spikey cases on the horse chestnut trees and blackberries are ripening amongst the brambles. Beechnut husks crunch beneath our shoes on our way to and from school. One misty morning revealed a multitude of cobweb … Continue reading

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