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What mel Did - church flowers

May we see our children grow old

­My text this week is changed from that originally intended. Being a birthday weekend for me and my twin, there was contemplation aplenty to be had…

What Mel Did - Portrait of a Lady, Ava

Portrait of a lady

Long after one has forgotten what a woman wore, the memory of her perfume lingers. — Christian Dior I have a childhood memory of…

What Mel Did - Brick House Bread, Borough Market, London

Sincerity is subject to proof

Proofing, also known as proving, is the final rise of shaped bread dough before baking. No rise is proof of, well, no proof. Still…

WMD - A rose on any other day smells as sweet, Oasis

A rose on any day smells as sweet

After years of enduring the Saint Valentine’s Day holiday, I may finally be ready to wave the white flag and surrender. Finally listen to…

What Mel Did - Calling time on lateness

Calling time on lateness

Our adult ticks are usually rooted in childhood, like our relaxed attitude to tardiness – or not! On one of the first dates with my…

What Mel Did - Hart Fargo in goggles and muddy pool

Helping my son play truant

In the beginning it was my husband who did most of the caregiving of the children — school runs, sports days, nativity plays —…

WMD - I'm not racist, but

I’m not racist, but…

This week, an emboldened colleague was waxing non-lyrically about the rightness of jobs first for ‘British’ people – his narrative making it clear British…

EMPTY NEST AND MOVING ON

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Parenting

Are we there yet? I can't even remember where we were going.
What mel Did - church flowers

May we see our children grow old

­My text this week is changed from that originally intended. Being a birthday weekend for me and my twin, there was contemplation aplenty to be had…

What Mel Did - Hart Fargo in goggles and muddy pool

Helping my son play truant

In the beginning it was my husband who did most of the caregiving of the children — school runs, sports days, nativity plays —…

What Mel Did - US Elections 2016

Taking civil liberties

Although it wasn’t supposed to have gone ‘like that,’ it did at yesterday’s surprising US election 2016 result. Many shenanigans have taken place during…

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