Remember these? I lost count of how many of these I made and sold and given away as presents and made for my children when they were young.  Such a clever invention. So useful to take on holiday or at a restaurant and keep the children entertained.

It’s early morning, husband and first child have gone to work, the dishwasher is whirring in the dark corner of the kitchen, the dog is asleep on the sofa.  It’s raining hard and I have four guests asleep downstairs and two boys asleep upstairs. I have coffee. I like these quiet grey mornings. After the …

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Ok, indulge me a little bit more then I’ll change the subject.  Pinky swear. (don’t ask) If you’re a reader of this blog you might remember than a few weeks ago, when in San Francisco Mr M and I dragged our children to the De Young Museum to see the Summer of Love exhibition.  (Very …

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