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Ava, My Favourite Family, Things I Love

“I love you to Spanish and back!”

When we put the girls to bed, they often say “I love you to the moon and back” and of course we say the same thing back. But recently, Ava has been saying “I love you to Spanish and back” and then “I love you to Turkey and back.” I didn’t think much of it, just assuming she’d heard one of her friends taking about a holiday, or they had been talking about different countries at school. I was getting them ready for bed and Ava was talking about  ...

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Ava, My Favourite Family

Ava And The Scissors: A New Haircut & ‘Customised’ Uniform

I went to pick Ava up from school and her teacher met me and took me to one side. She gently broke the news that Ava had cut her own hair. Of course I had visions of her lopping off her plait and when she said they had saved the hair, I was imagining a carrier bag full. Fortunately, it was just in a small envelope: you can imagine my relief! So here she is, modelling her new fringe…I tried to be strict about it and let her know it wasn’t the right thing to do, but she kind of  ...

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