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  • Old man's beard or a jellyfish?

    Dawn Isaac on 19 Oct 2011 at 10:03 PM

     

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    Plant names are beautiful creations: lyrical, whimsical, descriptive or just plain odd.  My own personal favourite remains "Welcome home husband though never so drunk" (Sedum acre) but there are many others which are more child friendly and occasionally I try to share these with the kids. For example, a few days ago, I had the following exchange with my six-year-old

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  • Screen free Sundays and mud pie kitchens

    Dawn Isaac on 14 Oct 2011 at 10:39 AM

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    I worked in PR for many years but I'm starting to think that I never really left behind my life of 'spin'. You see, reading this blog you could get a warped sense of my existence. It may appear, for example, that I am a hands-on mother with a Maria von Trapp complex who leads her children in an endless round of healthy, outdoor activities.

    You would be wrong

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