Tag Archives: Mouse

We didn’t get any walking in this weekend…

…because Mouse came home, so we did different things. It’s good to see him, and hug him, but he’s home for far too short a time – he’s going back to Stirling tomorrow.And this weekend my kitchen smells of warm … Continue reading

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Something scary under the bed

Mouse went back to Stirling on Saturday, and left the detritus from his Christmas visit in his room – overflowing bin, bits of packaging all over the floor, remnants of ripped-off wrapping paper and mostly empty toothpaste tubes… you get … Continue reading

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Exasperation…

…is having a tumble drier so full of water that it sloshes, and about four loads of laundry – including sheets and towels – to do in a country where it has rained for months. It’s totally my own fault … Continue reading

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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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Seasonal

It’s the season of the suicidal pheasant here just now. We have masses of them in the fields and hedgerows, and they are really not at all good at their green cross code. Luckily they’re quite large colourful birds (with … 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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lacuna

Noun An unfilled space or interval; a gap A missing portion in a book or manuscript How to recap the last three weeks? The weather finally got a bit warmer – apart from last Monday, when we had hailstones the … Continue reading

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taking the long way home

We took Mouse back to Stirling this afternoon, via a large supermarket where he did his usual version of emotional blackmail – ‘If I buy the supersaver bread, can I have chocolate digestives? I write essays better with chocolate digestives…’ … Continue reading

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the spellchecker doesn’t like bunged or lurgy – I promise they are real words

All my chicks are home this week (for Easter naturally), but Mouse only for the one week because he had sooooo long at Christmas. Hairy and Blossom will be here next week too, but Mouse will need to go back … Continue reading

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why would you?

I have just finished proof-reading Mouse’s creative writing piece. He emailed it to me with a rather desperate plea for me to read through it and count the syllables and check the scansion whilst he rushed off and finished a … Continue reading

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