3rd May 2017
Better Call Sonny

Had an accident in the playground that wasn't your fault? Better call Sonny.

If it was your fault, say nothing and call him anyway.

This is a conversation we had a few days ago...

Sonny: “Have I got PPI?

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14th March 2012
Smarter than a 2 year old?

Where do Gorillas sleep?

There's no punchline. Worse still, what I thought was another one of Sonny's surreal jokes turned out to be a fact that I really wish I hadn't spent a week mocking him over, before brazenly trying to Google him wrong... and then having to apologise for ever daring to question him in the first place.

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8th September 2012
Talking to myself

"Are you OK Sunshine?"

"Not bad thanks, could do without College tonight, but can't cry off again."

The question was aimed at Luca.

The reply came from a young lady stood behind me in the supermarket queue.

Seriously, who answers a stranger stood with his back to them? In fact, who answers to Sunshine over the age of three?

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27th February 2012
Potty Training Success!

With the cost of nappies making a serious dent in our weekly budget, and after being told Sonny must be toilet trained before I can dump, I mean provide him with some quality time at nursery, I've spent the last couple of weeks introducing him to the potty. He took to it immediately ...

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30th September 2012
Weekend in Tarn

tarn outdoor sports centre

tarnEvery few years we have a weekend away with our extended family of Bryce/Mackies. The Mackies head South of the border, and we drive North until we meet half-way; in a beautifully converted barn in the Lake District.

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13th July 2014
Camping la Croix du Vieux Pont

la croix du vieux pontI love everything about France, even if my last trip was memorable for very different reasons. But then who's not nearly been arrested for human trafficking at some point in their lives? Really, just me?

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27th February 2016
Operation Alphabet

tower-of-londonLast week we embarked on a top secret mission to London. Code name: Operation Alphabet.

It was based on a book by the same name which had really captured the boys imagination.

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24th June 2013

One thing I'm not short of is craft ideas. Take a look at my browser history and ... whoa, what are you doing? I didn't mean literally, pass me my laptop back! What you'll find, amongst other things, is a plethora of craft activities I've bookmarked for a rainy day.

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9th July 2012
Parking Rage

Another day, another battle over a Parent and Toddler (P&T) parking space... I really need to direct my anger in a more productive way.

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16th November 2016
Reflections on 2016

It may seem a little premature to be writing a review of 2016, but I'm not sure what my internet signal will be like if I need to bunker down with a four-year supply of tinned sardines and a wind-up torch. If Vodafone's coverage in my kitchen is anything to go by, it's not looking good.

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