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Beards, junk and travelling

The beard is still intact. Still irritating, but I’m getting more used to it, even if I do forget sometimes that it’s there. We’ve been attempting to have a major clear out of stuff at home. The spare room was getting so crowded that sometimes you could barely get in the door. At least twice  ... [More]

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Now that’s what I call a dead possum

News from the front: The dead possum has fallen. Back in April last year, a possum electrocuted itself and was left dangling from an electricity wire outside our house. It was there for months, gradually decomposing, but still hanging in there. Well, this evening there was a reasonably fierce thunderstorm, and I noticed afterwards that  ... [More]

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Stupid neighbours

I’ve been trying to avoid this, but I don’t think there’s any way around this. I think we have stupid neighbours. It’s the garbage collection. Granted, it’s not the ideal set-up. For our block of six flats we have: A set of six small bins for bottle and can recycling. Paper recycling collected from the  ... [More]

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Pram

We just bought a new pram. Oh, sorry, a stroller. It’s so much different from a pram, you know. The old one is on its last legs, that is to say, on its last wheels. Okay, so it’s not quite that far gone, but it’s getting there. We treat our prams rough. So we splashed  ... [More]

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Clear out / PC Show

Clearing out some old uni notes over the weekend I found in a margin this gem of creativity that you might enjoy. Or perhaps not. "Earless Dead Geriatric Destitute Teenage Mutant Ninja Bignosed Cowboys Who Need Dental Treatment" Most of the other scrawlings on my lecture notes seemed to either be related to being extremely  ... [More]

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Haircut

Had a haircut on today. I’m don’t know how the barber does it. He just knows exactly how to cut it. I’ve been going to this guy for over a year now, every couple of months. It’s got to the point where I just sit in the chair, he asks "the usual?", I say yes,  ... [More]

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Bad Christmas poetry

Prepare for bad poetry. This is what I wanted for Christmas… (*I got these) A vacuum cleaner that doesn’t drown out the telly Self-changing nappies that don’t end up smelly Price tags that come off without a fight * Neighbours who don’t blare loud music at night Disks that don’t self destruct with my data  ... [More]

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Poo

Now I think I know what Jonathon Ross was on about when he talked about his baby daughter producing "the Exxon Valdez of poo". Yesterday we got to experience this for ourselves. My son Isaac had been saving his up. Saving it for a day and a half, in fact. There was tons of it  ... [More]

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Jolly Jumper

Hands up how many of you have babies. Have you seen the Jolly Jumper? For those not familiar with it, it’s a kind of thing that attaches the baby to the door jamb by a spring, and allows a baby who can’t yet walk (or even crawl) to bounce around. We got one on Saturday.  ... [More]

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Coming of The Vomitron!

From the womb he came. At first, he ate, slept, wet. But three months later, he had become… the VOMITRON! Projecting his spew through the air – to land on the unsuspecting parent. No t-shirt is safe, no jumper provides protection from… the VOMITRON!