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Einstein’s Advice To A Little Girl Who Wants To Be A Scientist

I wanted to share this great post by Brain Pickings as a lesson for the future for Miss D. Gordon. In a letter dated September 19, 1946 Tyfanny, a young South African girl, writes to Albert Einstein, currently at the height … Continue reading

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In The Clink…

In the end, Dolly and I reached an agreement – she was given early release on the grounds of good behaviour…

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All change please!

It’s funny how things change. I seem to have spent almost half of the last two years sitting in an armchair in the dark, in my pyjamas, in varying states of wakefulness, with one or other of my children in … Continue reading

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Nippy and Scratchy

If it’s not one thing, it’s another. So, the good news is we’re really motoring now on the old potties. So much so that I’m not really thinking about it so much, it’s just how things are now. It’s truly … Continue reading

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Potty-training twins – Day 10.

I hope this post doesn’t break the spell, but… fingers crossed… we seem to be over the worst! *Breaks out the champagne, Dettol’s the potties, again* How funny, it seems to have taken exactly twice as much time as I … Continue reading

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Potty-training twins, day 4.

This melee began on New Year’s Eve. ‘Start as you mean to go on’, I thought, ‘it’ll save us £50 a month in nappies’. I didn’t read a book, I didn’t talk to anyone about it in advance. Santa bought … Continue reading

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Big bowl, one spoon.

This is the greatest piece of twin advice I’ve been given to date. It was passed on to me, rather like a baton of salvation, by a lady of about my mother’s age in the 3rd Floor Brasserie at John Lewis on … Continue reading

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