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Marriage

I love mornings. Not getting up, that bit is lousy; but I love the coming to life of a house, my family.  The fights for the bathroom, the loo, the attempts to pass on the stairs, the raiding of the … Continue reading

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Words to live by – Babies don’t keep

Mother, O’ Mother, come shake out your cloth, Empty the dustpan, poison the moth. Hang out the washing, make up the bed, Sew on a button and butter the bread. Where is the mother whose house is so shocking? She’s … Continue reading

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The Nativity

It is irrefutable fact.  Alfie and Christmas do not mix. We have had the year Alfie hid under a duvet moaning in the corner because scary wrapped lumps had invaded his house, supposedly delivered by an intruder in a red … Continue reading

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Discover Dogs

I really ought to check the calendar before agreeing to stuff.  Especially when it is stuff I can’t get out of later. And that is how I ended up driving to Earls Court for Discover Dogs, armed with a pile … Continue reading

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Words to live by – Welcome to Holland

Sometimes, you find something to read that is almost life changing.  Something to make you laugh and cry and reevaluate just where you are at.  For me, this was one of those pieces. “Welcome to Holland” by Emily Pearl Kingsley “I am … Continue reading

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Delights of Shopping

Well, it’s been one of those weeks.  Went shopping Thursday morning.  His Lordship pulled a muscle in his back so was off work (apparently it’s entirely my fault cos he did it doing my shed) so to avoid the shopping … Continue reading

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4am Hedgepig

I was sleeping peacefully until excited mutterings from the kennel area woke me up at 4am. Eight Mini Smooth Dachshunds, all aware that night time is not the time to be barking.  But when you go to sleep with the … Continue reading

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