The last day of the holidays

The school term begins tommorrow. Its Matthew’s first day. He still seems too little to be going into the school system. He is very excited about the whole thing. Tristan is looking forward to going back – he ll be in Primary 4 – half way through primary school. The wee one is keen to

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The Summer Holidays

The Summer holidays have been fun so far – school term starts in just over three weeks. Matthew starts school so its been kind of hectic getting all the clothes and things organised for two. Scary to think of him going to school already but hey, I know that he ll enjoy every minute of

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Bah – noisy bloody neighbours

So, here I lie, in my kip, listening to the cavedwellers next door Karaoking to “American Pie” at 12:07. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – “Some people are alive only because it’s illegal to kill them.”

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Twiddle-dee-dee

Tum te tum. Ever have one of those indescribably bad fortnights at work? Rubbish, aren’t they? The company I work for is in the gruesome throes of acquiring another, meaning we have to punt all their sites across to our servers. Trouble is, the new company host on Windows 2000 and we host on UNIX.

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Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing is truly addictive. There is something endearing about all the little characters. You say – OK, Ill just pop in to check my mail – then suddenly you look at your watch and youve been there for an hour. You have to speak to all your friends or else they go in the

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We’re taking in a refugee……

We were having a rummage around on Ebay (no, we haven’t learned from the Ducky adventure) and stumbled across a guy who deals in Terrapi slavery 🙁 He keeps all kinds of Terrapis in captivity, to sell as collectors items and they never get played with or cuddled or anything. Anyway, while looking through the

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Cor blimey – I’m back at work.

Well, truth be told, I was back at work yesterday but it was a bit mad. One of the boxes in a cluster that we host decided to go a bit nuts and had to be resucitated. Problem is, the beggar is hosted at the other end of the country, so it all had to

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We all have the dreaded lurgi.

Poor Matthew had it worst – a raging fever that refused to break resulted in him spendingmost of Saturday in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. The problem with these viruses is that they go through everyone like wildfire, but us parents just have to get on with looking after ill children as if we

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Time (mis)management

There just aren’t enough hours in the day, are there? I mean, you get home from work, try and spend an hour with the children before they’re passing out with exhaustion, get them all scrubbed and off to bed. You sit down with a nice cup of tea, play a video game for half an

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