Author Archives: Bump2Basics

The two sides of “The Force”

M and I are at our local playground and he’s insisted in me pushing him on one of the baby swings. He loves the swings and can go on for ages, and took this opportunity to loudly dissect the nature … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies: telling jokes

C and M are enamoured by telling jokes at the moment.  But let me be clear.  The essence of what a joke is, beyond generating laughter, is still lost on them.  There is no sensible punchline. I give you M: Why … Continue reading

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Wanderlust, family and the modern era

Today’s technology makes it much easier to live away from people that you love. When I met Chris in 1999 there was no Skype or FaceTime. We met in the UK where he lived, but I soon returned to the … Continue reading

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Happy 4th M

Do you know? That you ask me this question About 30 times a day And then comes the watershed Of your mind palace Do you know? Those expressive brown eyes Are a window into your heart Those small square nostrils … Continue reading

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Happy 6th LLC

Some belated words for our ‘big’ little girl who turned 6 at the end of January…. Golden haired and effervescent Small but mighty Sharp brown eyes…observing… reflecting You don’t miss a beat, and you dance to your own one A … Continue reading

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