Tag Archives: blossom

You know you’re at home when someone else does your washing for you…

I think what I love most about this time of year is having my kids home – all of them, including those who have been added into the family. I really loved Blossom asking me about which birds were hanging … Continue reading

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The best Christmas present, ever

My eldest son Hairy, the one who is affianced to the very crafty Blossom, actually made me this with his own fair hands. I am stunned and amazed and very, very happy that he cared enough to knit me a … Continue reading

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Doubly enchanting

We went to the Enchanted Forest last year (Son et Lumière in Perthshire, who would have thought it) and I spent the entire time saying to Handsome ‘We should have brought Blossom, she would love this’. So, this year we took … Continue reading

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Crossing in the middle

We didn’t take any of the kids on holiday with us this year; we couldn’t persuade them that they wanted to walk over a hundred miles in eight days, so they chose not to come. I’m sure they would have … Continue reading

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Anyone up for a hug?

My eldest son proposed to his girlfriend, Blossom yesterday – on his knees in one of their favourite places. I am so proud of him for being properly romantic! And then they phoned me up to tell me, (I was … Continue reading

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climbing blossom

It is such a delight to take Blossom out with us – our own kids are a bit blasé about the things we do all the time, like climbing and hill walking. I suppose that’s pretty natural, they grew up being … Continue reading

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displacement activity

We took Mouse back to university yesterday – he does seem to have been at home for ages, from mid-December to the beginning of February is an enormously long break. However, it is the way Stirling works, and he won’t … Continue reading

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things change

Hairy Maclairy is going to Blossom’s home for Christmas. It was going to happen sooner or later, and I’m not really upset. But it will be different. I’ll miss him on Christmas Day. It does mean that Mouse and I … Continue reading

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being grown-ups

Hairy and Blossom have had a difficult couple of days. They have a pre-paid key system for their electricity, the equivalent I suppose of the coin-in-the-slot electricity meters we used to have when we were students. As they have to … Continue reading

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cotton wool

Midway through this morning, whilst I was dealing with a group of behaviourally and linguistically challenging fourteen-year-old boys, my eldest son rang me to tell me that he had just come off his push-bike, over the bonnet of a car … Continue reading

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