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Month: February 2018

Oscar and Hooch – Review of collar and lead

Oscar and Hooch – Review of collar and lead

What dog doesn’t like going for walkies? Penny (Penny Lane named as Dylan is obsessed with the Beatles) certainly loves them. In fact she bounces around like a kangaroo and races to the front door the moment you said “walk…(runs)… ies” We have tried several collars and leads for Penny but she does love to roll in mud and go swimming in ponds, so the collars never seem to last long.  I wanted something I could throw in the washing…

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From woodchip to the Earth – My sons bedroom wish list

From woodchip to the Earth – My sons bedroom wish list

We’ve never decorated Dylans room. We did put down a laminate floor sometime ago but that’s all we have done to it. The walls are still covered in wood chip paper. Going off topic but why did anyone ever think it was a good idea to put up woodchip paper? When we first moved in it was like a woodchip igloo. Even the floors were woodchipped (slight exaggeration but felt like it). Anyway it’s time for his bedroom to get…

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A small window in time – let them play

A small window in time – let them play

The statement in the above picture is one I often think about. It was written by Magda Gerber who was an early childhood educator in the United States and is known for teaching parents and children. When you have children you pretty much presume they will pick a book up and in time the words will click together and with support from you and teachers, reading will come naturally, like walking and talking. Sometimes it doesn’t, sometimes things happen to make…

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Anxiety and me

Anxiety and me

78 days (at this current time) since the doctor told me to take time out. 78 days since I was told I have anxiety and stress. I could break it down to the hours and minutes. This winter we had snow, enough snow to build a igloo. With nothing but a ice cream tub and a few pairs of gloves we had a good go at building a igloo. I told Dylan to be really careful as we started to…

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