Monthly Archives: April 2010

Best chocolate sauce ever

So I’ve been cooking a bit lately. And I never blog about it because I never get round to taking photos, and a post without a picture – when it’s about food, anyway – just seems mean. But yesterday I … Continue reading

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Parenting literature: The Self-Esteem Trap

I’ve been a bit wary of parenting literature. Firstly, there’s too much of it available. Secondly too much of it is based on a weirdly mechanistic view of the world in which children are seen as little machines that should … Continue reading

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An unexpected digger

Update on the garden: The lawn plugs have doubled and look like monstrous green tarantulas colonising the garden. But I went outside and discovered a snaking trail of pushed-up ground winding its way all over our newly composted and planted … Continue reading

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Gardening…

The lovely garden people came and planted lawn and lots of plants in our garden. Some before and after pictures…. Before: Kolya (just out of bed, and wearing his Thomas the Tank Engine pyjamas – a gift from his granny … Continue reading

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