Archive for October, 2008

What was the best thing about today?

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

On Saturday, a day following a night of sickness, a day on which we had a birthday party and work began again on the treehouse (yes, indeed): “What was the best thing about today, Josie?” “The best thing about today was going to the doctor and getting bottom medicine.” Josie + Valoid Sophie gets a […]

Doff turns Ninety

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

She’s certainly not “unchanged” in the Bilbo Baggins sense, but “well-preserved” doesn’t remotely do justice to my gran at ninety. She’s a spritely 90, a vibrant 90; a little more wrinkly than last year perhaps; short but not as short as the pic suggests – I liked the lighting, but she’s rather unfairly surrounded by […]

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Except for our sandpit, which didn’t quite wait for the end of the treehouse before beginning. Pics in the gallery. Don’t ask about the treehouse.

5 weeks

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Never a dull moment. Daytime. Night-time. Anytime. I wouldn’t trade being a father-of-girls for anything. Michelle and I were laughing yesterday about the number of people who have commiserated or said to her, “Oh your poor husband” on hearing that we’d had another girl. Now there’s a wonderful cultural anachronism still alive and well. Emily […]


Monday, October 6th, 2008

Every little girl’s must-have accessory.