Tag Archives: Washington DC

My own two cents on the US budget

Disclaimer: firstly, I am not sure whether it’s two cents or ten cents. If it’s actually ten cents I was not attempting to be fiscally conservative, represent fiscal conservatives or in any way lobby for interest groups on the Hill … Continue reading

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Wire communication: “Winter Social Come and Gone – Stop”

This blob has been on sabbatical. And so it is that Christmas and the New Year have come and gone and it is now all but February. The winter holidays hit the beginning of school like an ocean freighter that … 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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Parenting Seminars and Reasons to Avoid Them

How I detest parenting seminars. I am sure that if I attend one I will find myself saying “Don’t hit mummy with that stick darling, it hurts mummy’s feelings’ in a pseudo-effort to educate my offspring whilst not damaging his … Continue reading

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Clockwork toys to Congress

I started to draft this post last Sunday which was not a good day. I finished it in the doctor’s waiting room, the second of the waiting rooms in which you wait in the US. This is something that Jerry … Continue reading

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Introducing the Winter Social to Euros

So what is the winter social? You poor Euros don’t know what you’re missing. You hang together at some naval bowling alley and eat M&Ms and cheap chicken wings and try to forget all about it by downing warm lager/beer. … Continue reading

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Flamingos and Skeletons

  The annual halloween bone grinding has begun. From ignoring it completely in yr 1 (2005 – that year we also ate lamb for Thanksgiving – we had no idea that would be all that was left) we now go … Continue reading

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