Monthly Archives: February 2007

Library Fable #1

The kids and I recently read a selection of Aesop’s Fables and thought, hmm, what a wonderful way to be deliciously morally superior for a moment and create some witty little moral lessons of my own. Library Fable #1 On … Continue reading

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To call in sick or not to call in sick?

It’s official. I have a major case of the February Fuck its. I called in sick today not because I was actually ill, but because I was sick and tired and could not face the world. I got the kids … Continue reading

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Why I am a Wire Monkey Mama

This summer, while visiting some friends in Peterborough, I heard the story of the experiment involving baby monkeys. The monkeys were given a choice of a wire monkey that was hooked up to a milk supply and a plush one … Continue reading

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On advertising: Or how the devil shops at IKEA and probably dates Brooke Shields

I only really became susceptible to advertising after the birth of my daughters. Now this new found sensitivity manifested itself in two ways. The first was an obsession with the IKEA catalogue. If only I had the right storage compartments, … Continue reading

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Green Boots & Old Man Sweaters

When I was a kid, I used to say that I wanted to grow into a doddering old woman who walked around with her hair dishevelled, wearing rubber boots and her dead husband’s cardigans. Well, I just realised that I … Continue reading

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