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May 16, 2013
Apr 4, 2013
Or you can just open the closed door... that's how doors tend to work.
Or is it?
Mar 14, 2013
They say when training a toddler, it takes 3 days to make or break a habit.
I'm sure there are many arguments for and against this notion but I'm here to tell you that it works.
Well, at least with my child. I'm not so entirely sure it works on me.
Most of the time we don't even realise that we are creating bad habits - but we suffer greatly when it comes to breaking them. I constantly hear myself say "I quit smoking two years ago" - but that's mostly when I'm about to light up my third cigarette in a row.
Feb 21, 2013
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With an incredible number of memorable scenes and quotes it's easy to understand why it's in most people's top 10 movie lists.
- The terrifying opening attack.
- The scar contest on the Orca - ‘Mary Ellen Moffit, she broke my heart’.
- The Indianapolis Speech.
- "Here's to swimming with bow-legged women".
- The zoom in/dolly out shot on Chief Brody at the beach.
- Mrs Kintner slapping Brody hard in the face.
- The chalkboard scratch.
- "We're going to need a bigger boat!".
The list could go on and on but there is one scene that will always stand out.
Jan 31, 2013
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All I seem to do now is back them up on to a hard drive whilst foolishly muttering something to myself about 'needing to sort them out.' As Travis Bickle would say, "One of these days I'm gonna get organizized"
Jan 24, 2013
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There is a old wooden chair, comfortable tucked between two wardrobes, in a spare bedroom in my home. I love that chair very much but - if one out of a hundred people, who enter my home, ever lay their eyes on it, they will be amongst a pocket sized group of very close friends and immediate family.
As sturdy and solid as it is, it will never be a part of our day to day lives but it has attended and participated in significant moments throughout my life.
Jan 10, 2013
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The life cycle of a milk carton begins with a tree. That tree is harvested for wood which is turned into paper. That paper is made into a carton and filled with milk. The milk is brought to a shop where we buy it, empty it out our morning cereal and then the carton is tossed into the bin. Of course that should be a recycling bin, but still.... a somewhat unceremonious end to a serenely grand beginning.
So before you go and drop it into the bin, why not try your hand at some great kids crafts using empty milk cartons.
Jan 7, 2013
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There was a 12 piece, 16 piece, 20 and 24 piece jigsaw.
Just taking the 12 piece jigsaw first and packing away the other 3 for a much later date, we were in for a big shock. Not the kind of shock that entails finding the next Garry Kasparov. Having become bored and unchallenged by a 12 piece jigsaw, our genius offspring would now attempt all 4 jigsaws at once whilst twirling his dummy on a chain in a counter clockwise motion, all the time singing the alphabet...backwards.
Next stop, Mensa.
No, it was not that kind of shock.
Jan 3, 2013
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A teapot then, can represent at the same time, the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company.
When your teapot comes to the end of it's life, as ours did this Christmas, there are a number of ways in which you can repurpose it and give it new life.
Dec 31, 2012
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It's New Year's Eve and for most of us, that means it is a time for reflection, to look back on the past year and take stock of what we have achieved - or what is more frequently the case, what's left to be achieved.
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So why do we claim to be far too busy?