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Please forgive me, I know I am late on board with the New Year-esqe blog post, but I have my excuses!

Excuses: the inevitable words we have to find when we are behind or forsaking the resolutions we so proudly commit to at the beginning of the year. 607 more words


Chapter IV: There were apples all round

One effect of the multiple layers of reality, the children’s investment in their fictional world, is that it makes these descriptions of eggs and oars and hand-sewn tents seem so realistic by comparison. 430 more words

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Chapter III: As good a native as anyone could wish

Our parenting policy in relation to Father Christmas has always been one of “don’t ask, don’t tell”. 282 more words

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Chapter II: Roger to get in the way

I’ve had writer’s block this week. I think it’s mostly because I was trying to avoid gushing, which obviously didn’t work. Also, I have readers! Thank you so much! 421 more words

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Chapter I: Better drowned than duffers...

Swallows and Amazons, by Arthur Ransome

So here we sit, on the shores of an adventure…

And that opening image, of Roger tacking diligently up the field towards his mother, resisting the urge to run straight towards her and the message she holds because it would break the reality he has constructed. 399 more words

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