2016
June
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kids say the funniest things

We’ve got a bedtime routine which we tend to stick to fairly strictly – it gets them both off to sleep without any fuss which is frankly an essential survival tool for us given the repeated early starts they subject us to.

Last night I’m playing out the usual exchanges with Bruce, and he throws me off with some new responses.

ME: Sweet dreams Brucie, I love you!
BRUCE: I don’t love you. I love mummy. Mummy is my best friend.

Ouch. OK this is new. But let’s power through it.

ME: That’s OK, I still love you anyway.
BRUCE: No you don’t.

Well, we are most certainly off the rails here. I’ll bow out gracefully as I’m really left with nothing at this point.

ME:OK, well goodnight anyway!

So leave the room and close the door. It’s just a blip I’m sure.

BRUCE (shouting): DADDY, DADDY, Come back!

Ah great, this is it, he’s going to bring things back on track. I open the door and look at him…

BRUCE: I don’t love you.

Kids. Aren’t they great? Every day is a delight, and that coming at the end of a day that started at 03:45 due to Ray being unwell and waking up all night is no exception.

Anyway, recently they made some bowls and I wrote about it here so big news!! The bowls came back.

Hand painted pottery bowls
Pottery bowls painted by Bruce and Ray

And since Ray has not yet reached the point where he can tell me he doesn’t love me, here’s a picture of him. He’s about to throw a remote control at my head. Isn’t he cute?!

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Wild flowers
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it’s not so bad

A couple of difficult weeks at work are enough to make me appreciate that although my children do appear to be out to destroy me, they really are pretty great most of the time. Our operation to put an end to the 05:00 start time to the day is going well and we’re starting to feel more like humans again.

I also fixed my broken headphones!

Anyway, I have nothing interesting to write about so here are three random photos from my phone.

Bruce on the beach
Bruce on the beach
Wild flowers
Wild flowers

HA! Tricked you, there are only two photos here.

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Clock at Manchester Picadilly
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manchester

I went to Manchester on a train for software security conference event thing. I spent eight hours fourty minutes on a train. It was not very comfortable, and there were people there. I did not enjoy it.

Manchester was good, but it was raining and I had a light grey suit on.

Anyway, photos!

The roof at Manchester Picadilly
The roof at Manchester Picadilly
Canal street, Manchester
Canal street, Manchester
Clock at Manchester Picadilly
Clock at Manchester Picadilly
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