I’m a big girl now

Pull-ups, wow! Just me? There was an ad, back in the day. Catchy tune. I’m singing it in my head. Fine, out loud. Oh look, there it is: so that’s a tangent for a start. Gosh. What was I going to say? Right – I had a birthday. I’m now THIRTY-ONE. To my ears, thirty […]

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Birthday-liciousness

And so it begins… It was Louis 2nd birthday on Saturday, and so, on friday, I started getting the cake organised. I made my go-to lemon yogurt cake because I know Louis likes it and I’ve made it enough times that it feels pretty fail-safe. I thought the butter and sugar looked pretty… but you’ll […]

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Moulin Mist

Yesterday we visited Paris: Mum and Dad, Me and the two wee ones, headed off on the trains (miraculously avoiding delays – we the lucky ones). This time our destination was Montmarte, the rough and tumble approximate neighbourhood of The Moulin Rouge and Amelie. And Sacre Coeur. The view from Sacre Coeur, down over Montmarte […]

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A night out or a night out.

We’ve had two very different types of “nights out” recently: a date night, sans babies, and a full night ‘out’ – as in asleep. Hallelujah! Saturday night we celebrated Luuk’s birthday with a visit to a new Paris bar – Dernier bar avant la fin du Monde, a play on ‘The Restaurant at the End […]

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Plots, Parties and Plateaus

I have a villain! I’ve never had a villain before. My characters usually battle disembodied evils like fear or loneliness or always being control. There are those things in this story too, and it’s possible my villain will just bring them to the fore, rather than himself being the great evil to overcome. But we’ll […]

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