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Summer Fayre 27th June 2015

St Joseph's Primary School (map) is having it's Summer Fayre on the 27th June from 12noon and everyone is welcome. Entrance for adults is £1, children are free; and there are some great things to see, do, eat and enjoy.

Celebrity Guest

TV's Will Mellor (Hollyoaks, Two Pints, White Van Man, In The Club, No Offence) will ...

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Oops, I Snapped the Bed!

It is with some slight discomfort that I must admit to having sat down on my bed (well my wife's actually, but what's hers is mine, yes?!) one evening last November to hear a loud cracking sound. I don't believe that I sat down particularly heavily on this occasion; in fact I had just put my youngest ...

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Bottle Time

Thomas has reached the grand old age of one year. He accomplished this a few two weeks ago now. Two days after that I switched him to drinking his morning and evening milk from a cup instead of a bottle.

Along with this switch and the gradual phasing out of his baby formula over the previous three weeks, came the ...

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Family Addition

Time has flown (mostly in a sleepy, chore based blur) so fast that it was now almost three weeks ago that the latest addition to our family arrived.


Thomas was born on the 6th November by emergency caesarean section.

It was a slightly unusual birthing process that ended up including some natural labouring, an ECV, ARM, return to transverse position ...

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Ingredient oops

I think I've been doing quite well at the cooking thing recently. Tonight was planned in advance and I specifically bought vegetables earlier this week. However somehow I have managed to forget the wraps, salsa and fajita mix for tonight's advertised menu. Only a slight oversight!

At least I realised before I started chopping vegetables.

Despite running down ...

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Balloon Modelling

A few days ago I went downstairs for lunch and found Liz and the children trying to make balloon models. So I thought I'd better show them how it's done...

Balloon dog

Balloon swan, and Sophie

Those were my first two attempts (a dog and a swan, just in case they aren't obvious). :-)

Unfortunately I do need to add (if I don't ...

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Edward and the sunflower

Over the last few months "Edward" has grown a sunflower.

Edward with young sunflower

It started off with him planting a seed in a little plastic cup at nursery. When he brought it home with instructions to water it and return photos of progress we were expecting to have to start dodging the subject within a week or two! Our track record with plants ...

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The 3 Year Old Memory Aid

In the car on the way home from a birthday party, Liz and I are trying to remember names of a few people who we all met for the first time...

I suggest one was called Paul, Liz thinks he was John, but actually John was Letty's sister's boyfriend and Paul was in fact; Paul.

Hmm, but what ...

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Swine Flu: Swabbed

Edward seems to be over his initial symptoms (fever, aches and tiredness) however he's not himself yet, has an intermittent cough and has since yesterday developed a very croaky voice. He's still staying at home and still enjoying lots of rest in front of the TV (he doesn't normally get to watch it, so it's working ...

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Swine Flu: Confirmed (as much as it will be)

Liz has now spoken to our GP who has "confirmed" Edward as having swine flu.

Actual testing is no longer being done as too many new cases are being reported, however the GP said that Edward's symptoms combined with his close contact with the confirmed case (who was actually tested) last week at his nursery is enough to consider ...

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