2013: A Crap Start

We started the year on our allotment, taking advantage of the horse manure that is available for all plot holders. As parts of our plot were very damp, we also wanted some of the straw to try and soak up some of the water and to protect the new plants from any frost. The kids […]

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Hinton Ampner

Last weekend was the summer bank holiday weekend. We spent bank holiday Monday at Hinton Ampner, a National Trust property in Hampshire. Apart from a few spots of rain every now and then, the weather stayed dry and the sun put in a few appearances!   We spent a few hours in the gardens while […]

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Sunflowers Planted

My dad has challenged all his kids and grand-kids to grow the tallest sunflower. We had started some off inside, but they didn’t make it. So, this afternoon, we planted some in the back garden. Hopefully, we haven’t left it so late that they won’t have a chance to grow! We also planted lots of […]

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Rules of tackling

At Johnathon’s tag rugby session this morning, the coach introduced a bit of contact tackling (some of the players will be playing in the next age group up next season, so need to know about this sort of thing). The coach gave the players three rules of tackling: Eyes on thighs Cheek to cheek Ring […]

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No Bowel Cancer!

Today I had a colonoscopy, because of a family history of bowel cancer. The procedure didn’t find any polyps or other indicators of bowel cancer, which is excellent news! One less thing to worry about!

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Fleas Jumping

My son did his maths homework today. The worksheet he was working on was titled ‘Fleas Jumping’; the sheet had various addition and subtraction questions, with pictures of cats and fleas jumping between them. It’s very different to the way I was taught, but he seems to understand it. It took his mother and me […]

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