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Rules schmules

As anyone who has met my daughter will agree, Marley is an anomaly. If asked to choose a word to sum up her personality, my eight-and-a-half year-old would opt for sassy. I’d add sensitive, loud, stubborn, clever, opinionated and hilarious … Continue reading

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Date Day

Today we split up. Austin spent the morning bonding with Marley at Buckingham Palace, walking through St. James Park, watching the changing of the guard and being attacked by Pelicans. Pierce and I had breakfast in a little French cafe … Continue reading

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Family travel – Amsterdam

http://bit.ly/1ffV6U7  AVOIDING CYCLISTS AND EXPLORING AMSTERDAM’S RED LIGHT DISTRICT WITH KIDS     It wasn’t until recently that I developed an intense longing to visit Amsterdam. For many years I was tainted by a North American’s view of Holland’s famed … Continue reading

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A Christmas Miracle

It was a regular school morning when Pierce found the pigeon. The kids spent more time talking than eating which resulted in threats (from me) and tears (from them) when it came time to put their coats and shoes on. … Continue reading

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A Summer Morning at our House

Ahh summer. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining (even in England) and the trees are lush and green, the air fragrant with the sweet aroma of their flowers. I awake in a sleepy haze to the sound of … Continue reading

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Sneaking around

Marley has a new affliction. I call it sneakitis – the art of sneaking anything and everything into school. Whether she’s hidden something in the tiny zip pocket on her belt, in the pocket of her sweater or at the … Continue reading

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Bad day

Ever have one of those weeks where you step in the same pile of dog poo TWICE, lose your iphone and bash your head into the corner of a drawer (don’t ask)? Or how about one of those days where … Continue reading

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The school run

Each weekday morning I wake up fresh-faced and ready to tackle another school run. Well, in my ideal world I do. In reality, a child jumps on my head at roughly 6:45, pulls the sheets off my warm, sleepy body … Continue reading

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The weather outside is frightful

I now understand why English people love to talk about the weather. Because it’s so horrible that they have to be able to commiserate with each other in order to survive. Talking about how nasty it is outside gives you … Continue reading

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Jesus!

Marley has finally moved on from Princesses. Her new love is much older, wiser and has a much larger following than Cinderella, Snow White and Ariel combined. His name is Jesus and he is mentioned daily either in song or … Continue reading

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