Tag Archives: teenagers

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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Ever hopeful

It snowed this morning. We all got to work on time, no drama necessary. It kept snowing lightly, but there were reassuringly frequent fleets of big yellow gritters visible on the main road outside. And I had a discussion with … Continue reading

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Pentlands weekend – too tired to write anything meaningful!

That duck had nine ducklings – I couldn’t get close enough to take a decent photo, but they were making the most piercing peep-peep noises, and having to run and swim really fast to keep up with her.

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disaffected teenager my foot

Compulsory training videos are really not my favourite thing, particularly when you have to watch them in a room full of other people (some of whom were asleep – zzz) and then mark a register to say that you were … Continue reading

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flowchart with grumpy teenager at one end and deliriously happy teenager at the other

Why is it, that one day when you ask your teenager if he has homework you get a half-hour rant about how you don't trust him, you're always on at him, you don't want him to have any fun, his … Continue reading

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spring is sprung the grass is riz i wonder where the birdies is

Today was a glorious (late) spring day; the first time this year that it has really felt warm outside. Handsome was up early and out in the garden before I had really surfaced. I need at least two cups of … Continue reading

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The collective noun for teenage boys is a ‘hunger’

It's Mouse's birthday sleepover and I have a houseful of teenage boys tonight – I wonder what the collective noun for teenage boys is? A pack? A horde? A hunger? An x-box? I think I like hunger best, it certainly … Continue reading

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away day

I had the pleasure of escorting a lovely group of teenagers to the Edinburgh Book Festival today – we saw Kevin Brooks and Melvin Burgess who were thought-provoking and funny and entertaining. I had a great time and so did … Continue reading

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home alone

Mouse and Hairy are driving me mad. They're both at home during the day just now, Mouse goes back to school on Thursday, but Hairy's new term doesn't start for eons… And they are messy and untidy – interestingly more … Continue reading

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Where did it go?

I realised today (I knew, but it hadn't really sunk in) that Hairy MacLairy has only got four days left before he leaves school forever. That's seriously scary. He has two exams left – Higher Human Biology tomorrow, and Advanced … Continue reading

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