Christmas Conundrum

My son Jago will be almost two this Christmas.  He has already been delighted by our mini-Christmas tree and I can’t wait to see his face when he is confronted by the inevitable parcel mountain at his grandparents on Christmas Day.  As we all know Christmas is a wonderful time …

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Fashion Victims?

A ‘free’ red football kit Jago has started going to football training for toddlers.  We definitely don’t have a budding Ronaldo on our hands.  His main ball skill seems to be ‘why not just throw it in the goal’ so much easier than this kicking malarkey.     As part …

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Jago’s Cheesy First Word

Bad Cheese Jokes It is one of the defining moments of being a parent, hearing your child utter their first ever word.  Despite huge amounts of parental coaching Jago’s first word turned out not to be mum or dad but ‘cheese’.  It is possible that this was due to the …

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Water Babies

A water obsessed road-runner Our son, Jago, is now 15 months old.  During the last couple of few weeks he has perfected a freestyle form of walk/running oddly reminiscent of the road-runner cartoon character.  This newly discovered mobility has opened up a wide range of different games.  By far the …

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Plastic Passion

The story of a blue turtle Twenty years ago in the Pacific Ocean 28,000 bath toys fell off a cargo ship.  There was a red beaver, a blue turtle, a green frog and a yellow duck.  On the packaging in colourful letters were the words ‘The first years. Floatees. They …

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Hello from Trewin

The birth of my new son has heightened the sensitivity of every nerve.  Each piece of food he eats seems like a potential choking hazard.  The risks of my daily cycle into work feel greater.  The world seems a more dangerous place as basic instincts kick in to create a …

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