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Don’t Reject the Child.

When parenting makes you wonder, when your children remind you to wonder and wander Continue reading

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When do you stop watering your Christmas tree? I lose the impetus from Boxing Day

I can remember one Christmas in particular from my childhood; I found a very large stuffed Humpty Dumpty in my pillow case (there were none of these giant sized embossed red velveteen sacks you get today) that I instantly adored; and an inflatable … Continue reading

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The Rycharde Haythornthwaite Story. Chapter 1

I love books, I cherish every one of them; examining their cover, looking for clues about  what lies within and whether I might be sufficiently animated by the content to understand the mechanics of the story, or disappointed by its lack … Continue reading

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On the day of the World War 1 centenary I looked at my young sons and just couldn’t imagine them going to war

For the Boys Who Went to War (and the childhood they left behind) For the boys who went to war Their childish dreams aglow Of fighting with their friends, So little did they know. So little had they lived To know what … Continue reading

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Happiness sometimes ups and leaves without warning. I wonder where it goes? A poem.

Happiness; do you ever find that sometimes, for no obvious reason, your happiness just disappears. I wonder do we understand this any better as an adult compared with our childhood? I’ve gone to find my happy place, I had it … Continue reading

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‘First one in last one out’ or is it ‘last one in first one out’? Does the brain decide what has priority?

Can you remember your first words, thoughts, likes, dislikes? Of course you can’t because the chances are you were less then three years old and for most adults, childhood memories start from when you are around 7 years old. So … Continue reading

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