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Time for toast

We bought her an Ikea Latt table, to which I’ve added a paper holder and some colourful buckets for her to keep her supplies in/rattle loudly with a wooden spoon.

She likes to take her plate to the table and sit in her seat to chew the marmite from her toast before spitting it back out. She’s wearing her big white knitted ‘fishermans jumper’ because it’s so cold here, although it never seems to bother her.



A library, but for kids shoes


“Fifty pounds? Ok. And how long will they last? About six weeks? Huh.”

There’s stuff in the fridge lasts longer than these shoes.

Messy Play


A Walk in the Woods


A Good Book

It was Georgie’s idea to read to her from day one, and it seems to have paid off. She loves to flick through books and to show you what she has found. Often she’ll clamber up on to you carrying a book, and point at it until you read to her.

Train Window

…and walk around, and refuse to sit in one place for any period of time.


First Steps


Dream House


Flying with a baby

Flying with a baby

We didn’t plan it this way, but in the first 8 months of her life The Child went on 8 flights – which is as many as I’d been on in my entire life until I met Georgie.

I don’t know who that says most about.

Anyway, we’ve learned a few lessons in those 8 flights that I thought I’d share. The first and perhaps most important is this:


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