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Prior to having children, I never gave trains, or public transport for that matter, a moment’s thought. Except perhaps for the irritatingly regular grumble that my commute was delayed by a late-running service, or that we were all crammed in like cattle. 516 more words

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Cole and I joined my husband’s company for a 5K this past weekend. The race benefited Homeboy Industries, a non-profit that began in Los Angeles, that successfully provides former gang members with education, counseling, training, opportunity and support. 194 more words

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Week in Review - 24 OCT 14

You know it’s been a long week when you have to look back at your calendar to see if there’s anything interesting that happened!

For this week in review I’m just going to give a few quick rundowns…. 385 more words

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Love's Gravity

Before earth uncovers sun,
I hear small feet and giggles,
the clutch of kids waking,
crowing for morning’s warmth.

Before day moves night aside,
I hear husband’s solid breathing, 53 more words

I'm about to use a word I hate...

Two of my pet peeve words:
•”Jazzed” – As in “I’m really jazzed that the Royals are in the World Series.”
•”Pop” – As in “The new color on the front door really makes it pop.” 105 more words

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Ciabattas at dawn

It was bound to happen sooner or later. Waitrose West Ealing Car Park is a cauldron of middle class fury just waiting to boil over.  And today I snapped. 773 more words

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The continuing saga of our Little Free Library

In the week and a half since the LFL went up, we’ve observed a number of happenings – some exciting:

•several people taking books to read… 310 more words