Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Terrible Suitcase

Many children will be starting school in the new year – a time of anticipation and excitement and a little angst. The summer before my eldest child started school he caught whooping cough which ended all plans of swimming lessons, … Continue reading

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A summer picnic

Do you remember reading Wind in the Willows? Do you remember the scene where Mole experiences his very first picnic? “The Rat brought the boat alongside the bank, made her fast, helped the still awkward Mole safely ashore, and swung … Continue reading

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