Category Archives: Biro & Pad: Jottings

Quick anecdotal scrawls on the evanescent and quirky aspects of daily life.

Present Tense: The Art of Imperfect Giving

This blog has been strangely silent for many months, its muzzle buried in its paws. The reason? It was on sabbatical. ‘Sabbatical’, is one of those well-bandied terms, that cast a veneer of professionalism over an otherwise less salubrious truth. It … Continue reading

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Chocolate chips

It is 10.07. What possessed me to ask Rosalind to hide the chocolate chips from me? Ghirardelli chocolate chips, not Hershey’s, I should be clear. I have thought of waking her and shaking her recumbent body until it divulges their hiding … Continue reading

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Consequences of school fundraising – a fishy tale

Update on our elementary school fundraiser, the Winter Social: I regret to report that not only have all the trout died in their new trout tank but that Ms Pickle who heads Community of Caring is having her job axed … Continue reading

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Recycling Gilt

Recycling does not have to be for aficionados of tofu burgers or the goat’s-hair-sock-in sandal-brigade. I call for glamorous recycling with a Midas touch. After some horrific sisterly squalls in which it transpired Puffy had found a dose of suppositories … Continue reading

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Happy Hanukkah

My ‘Dear Best Jewish Friend’, The only mother I know to have colour coordinated her family member’s activies  on a white board. Offspring stick to your colours or you will find yourselves impaled on a menorah. Happy Hanukkah, or the first … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding Angst

So our young prince “who has been practicing long enough”, is due to wed Kate. I missed this entirely but thankfully someone stepped in to update me before I heard it on Wait Wait Dont Tell Me which is where I get most of my news … Continue reading

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A post of perfect drivel

This post is not even going to be in the category of parental drivel, just general drivel. I have been single parenting for 16 days. There are three more to go and I am at a loss for coherent words … Continue reading

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