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Nanowrimo lament

She who will not sleep at bedtime       I am still NaNoWriMo'ing - today is half way day, Day 15 of 30 so by midnight tonight I should technically be at 25,000 words.I'm at 21,263 and I am not sure I can manage 3,737 words in one day. In fact, I'm pretty sure I can't. However, I am trying. Despite the 5-year-old who won't go to bed until 9:30p.m. when it should be 8p.m. and the 18-month-old who should be...

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Nanowrimo here we go

Taupo as a book cover     As I type, the girls are trying to make the iPad show them something. The 18-month old may fall off the bed and the 5-year old may break the iPad or her sister. Downstairs, Darling Hubby is painting toxic anti-worm treatment on a rosewood wardrobe. Yet I am trying to dash off a blog post. I've realised since starting this blog that I don't post very often. This is because I'm always...

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The Wallpaper in our lives

Last Saturday, I bopped along to another of Toby's wonderful literary salons. A Short 3-hr Brunch Salon for Busy People, on two brilliant short stories: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper' and Alice Munro's 'Runaway'. I regularly rocked up to Toby's salons when she lived in Paris, but even now that she's in London she kindly pops over to blow her/and our minds running 2 or 3 salons in one weekend. What I love about Toby's salons is getting...

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Vampire Princess

Today, first day back at school for 2012, we see a girl who has sort of been Bunkeroo's friend (the world of 4 and 5 year old girls has its own laws of friendship) handing out a Hello Kitty birthday invite to another girl. There isn't one for Bunkeroo. The girl comes over and says in French, 'Bunkeroo, I'm not inviting you to my birthday, but I'll invite you next year, okay?' The girl's mum just complimented Bunkeroo's shiny...

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Rebooting

I have got to finish my book - since that wonderful week of writing I haven't yet finished sorting out the mess called a manuscript. I tried to write all last weekend. What happened was I ended up cooking, cleaning, entertaining, going for walks, drinking vino, sleeping, watching British comedy and stressing, a little. The day escapes me. By the time the gorgeous duo are in bed I'm almost ready for bed myself. Although I'm trying to enjoy the babyhood of...

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As viewed by a four-year-old

Today on a walk up one of the steep tracks (chemin as they call them here), I took a photo of the old bench in the fenced lookout spot with proper steel (?) legs made by a family company in Paris, and Bunkeroo expressed her desire to take some photos. Here are her photos. This is Bunkeroo's little sister looking at her big sister with that funny black thing that Mummy uses. (I was wiping drool.)               I like this a lot. This...

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