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10-Minute Princess and Other Post-Halloween Reflections

Welcome to November. The trick-or-treaters have left. November has dawned fresh and sunny here (perfect for a driving lesson and then a stroll to the shops with the little one, taking in the beautiful autumn colours).

There’s candy left after Halloween. Something we do not normally have in our house. All kinds of sweet and desserts, but not candy. And it is proving to be irresistible to the smallest inhabitant. A big blue magnetic box of candy 🙂 Continue reading


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Dinosaur Eggs for Dinner

Reconstruction of a Afrovenator abakensis. It ...

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Luckily, my girl is not a picky eater. We do not need to chase her with a spoonful of food trying to persuade her to have a bite. As of late, she has gone off broccoli a little (she loved them and mange-tout beans at around 1.5 years), but she loves peas and carrots now. And cucumbers! So no problem here.

One thing she has failed to get excited about so far has been eggs. She does not hate them, she just shows no interest whatsoever. (Unless they are in pancake batter, but I do not think that counts). Dinosaur eggs, however, are a totally different matter. We have had them twice so far and both times with great success. I mean, who wouldn’t like some dinosaur egg?.. Continue reading