Monthly Archives: December 2011

Advent calendar: 5. Poorly baby and breastfeeding on demand

With a poorly baby taking up all my energy yesterday, nothing felt adventy enough to share. Polly had a cold for almost two weeks, then just as it was easing managed to catch something like bronchiolitis a little over a … Continue reading

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I iz in yr internetz, nommin yr brainz

The first I read about the internet having the capacity to alter your brain was an article in Newsweek –┬áReading This Will Change Your Brain. Nicholas Carr had a book out in September 2010, The Shallows: What The Internet Is … Continue reading

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Advent calendar: 4. RPS Sunday Papers

I love Sundays. I love them more now I don’t have to go to an awful office job – imbuing the day with a dark sense of foreboding. One thing I love about Sundays is a long entrenched tradition of … Continue reading

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Advent calendar: 3. Polly talks in her sleep

It’s true, she does, it’s the most adorable thing. Usually she says some variation of “Mama,” or “Baby.” Once, she said “Mama, baby, balloon.” A couple of times she has broken my heart when her little sleeping face has crumpled … Continue reading

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Advent calendar: 2. Polly’s new hat

There’s something really satisfying about knitting with chunky wool. The needles are big and you get progress fast. I visited Saltaire Yarns recently, and as well as a book (intended to help me bust my stash with one ball projects) … Continue reading

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Peace, love and good intentions: My advent calendar

Advent! Christmas! Yule! I love this time of year because it’s all about sharing fuzzy warm times with friends and family. It’s about peace and happiness, whether or not you want to believe in stories about a little boy who … Continue reading

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Advent calendar: 1. Black, by David Harsent

David Harsent is quite prolific it would seem – I have Night, his tenth poetry collection here in my hands. It is however, I’m almost certain, the first of his I’ve owned. The PBS Choice for Spring 2011, they say … Continue reading

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