Tag Archive for ‘easter’


Yesterday was cleaning day. This is when I don’t rest or leave the house until its surfaces are gleaming, there’s no bullshit on the benches (forms, junk mail, half-finished craft) and no nerf bullets in the pantry. It happens at least once a fortnight. I dread it and I am always ready to resent it, declare it against my feminist beliefs, but really it’s just another job that has to be […]

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Since my children started at a Catholic school, they have – I am delighted to report – discovered that Easter isn’t all about chocolate.  Today is Maundy Thursday. (Isn’t Maundy a funny word. It refers to the Maundy, which was when Jesus washed the feet of the disciples during the Last Supper.) Anyway, today there was a very sombre assembly at school in which the children re-enacted the crucifixion of Jesus and we […]

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Little Miss Sook Head and Captain Courageous

Easter was slightly underwhelming for us this year, mostly because the smallest and noisiest presence in the house succumbed to a nasty tummy bug on Thursday afternoon and proceeded to vomit on and off from then until Monday, when the Easter break was pretty much over and the chance of recovering some holiday cheer and bounding off on a family adventure was nil. I emerged tired, grumpy and worried that […]

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