Cumpleaños de Zach

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We’re in denial.  We can’t quite believe that Zach, our youngest, our baby, is four.  Saturday was his big day.  He was, of course, very excited.  He wanted Friday to go quickly, so it would be his bithday sooner.

The day started early.  At around 5.30am a very excited Zach bounded into our room, presents in hand.  “Can I unwrap them, Dad?  Can I?  Mum, Mum.  MUUUM.” We were headed to Santo Domingo for the day,  so needed to be up at 6am anyway, so rather than shooing him back to bed with a weary “it’s too early”, we shook ourselves awake and enjoyed sharing his excitement. [Read more…]

That’s my boy

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There are times when, despite all the ups & downs, the self-doubt, the hand-wringing, you know you are doing a good job as a father.  Zach, today you made me proud.  Like father, like son…..

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Guest Bloggers: Granny & Grandad

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At the end of an incredible 3 weeks immersion in their Madventure, Al asked us if we’d seen any changes in the children over the 6 months they’d been away. It was a bit like asking Custer if he thought the Indians were shooting straighter! But now we’ve had time to recover, remember and reflect, we think there are probably some comments we can make. [Read more…]