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The day I forgot I had a child

The day I forgot I had a child

Sunday was a big day of parental embarrassments, which I am only sharing because, well, I always thought I would never be THAT parent, and now I am and let it be a warning to others. Photo credit Parenting Fail Number 1 When we were at church that morning, I asked a friend to look after Luciole […]

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Is this…the funniest Christmas song ever

Is this…the funniest Christmas song ever?

Today, I give you my new favourite funny Christmas song, beating all previous contestants including the family favourite ‘When A Child Is Born’ by Johnny Mathis. It’s funny for the wrong reasons but I don’t care, it is a glorious rendition of O Holy Night and I will not apologise.   Anyway… What’s your favourite […]

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The Bear Tax

The Bear Tax

Little Girl has been given a lot of different nicknames in our house since she appeared on the scene, not least her official foetus name ‘Otto’, but it should not surprise anyone to know that she is now frequently called by her animal name, what with living with a father obsessed with giving animal names […]

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Noises animals make

Noises animals make

I have started reading to my daughter and her favourite book tells the story of a butterfly who wants to play but none of the other animals want to (it does end well by the way, the ducks are quite keen). We don’t yet have many French books so I have been translating it as […]

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Say it Like it’s Written Dear

Say it Like it’s Written Dear

English pronunciation exist to confound me. There are some things I just can’t say. It’s one of those embarrassing things that must happen to everyone when they are not speaking their mother-tongue. Like ‘rabid’. Does it rhyme with rabbi? I never remember. Thankfully it’s not a word I use regularly. There are others that I […]

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Lack of Sleep or Senior Moment?

Lack of Sleep or Senior Moment?

About a month ago, as per usual I was leaving home to go to work, when I had a fearful moment of… Well, I don’t know how to describe it; the utter shame of it. It was insanely early by my clock i.e. about 7.20am. I’d recently acquired one of those fancy phone protection covers that […]

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