Tag Archives: Family

The One That Got Away

This is a film I made last year. It’s the story of a friend of ours, Max Mander. He’s eight and he loves to fish. I filmed this on a Sony HD and edited it on Final Cut.

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My Films

I’ve upgraded my wordpress to put some of my films up here but for some reason it’s being temperamental. Love technological glitches. So, as a little taster, here’s my youtube with one of my favourite films. ‘The One That Got … Continue reading

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Happenstance Parenting

Through happenstance, I may have found a solution to our sons’ sibling rivalry. My eldest son, Max, is a sweet-natured, good-humoured, considerate boy with everyone except his little brother. Max struggled with sharing his family from around six weeks after … Continue reading

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Flowers

  Because I realise that every three year old girl deserves some flowers, I dug and built and planted and mulched. Now hopefully they grow…  

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Our School

Well here we are again, looking at the schools and their achievements on the My Schools website. I’m sad but not at all surprised to see that our school isn’t looking crash hot. In fact they are substantially below average … Continue reading

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Unkya

My eight year old son, Tully, decided that he wanted to make some money last week, and as he has also decided he’s going to be on the next Master Chef series, the best way to make money is clearly … Continue reading

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Dancing

There was a fantastic band at my local pub on Friday night, A French Butler Called Smith. Our local pub is not one of those sweet old federation style country pubs, unfortunately. ┬áIt’s a 70’s built pub – bare brick … Continue reading

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Hip Hop Hooray

It was a humdinger of a morning. Inevitable, really. My stress levels are a little high, Tully (7) and Max (9) are in the silly buggers stage together. They spent the morning lying upside down on the couch, giggling; winding … Continue reading

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Reality

In the height of my hippy days I went to a Women’s Weekend with a wise elder who taught us some of her wise ways. One thing she said stuck with me even as I strayed from extreme left to … Continue reading

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It’s a Dad’s Lot

I think it would be pretty hard to be a dad. Simon, my partner, is an amazing dad. He’s fun, he’s sensible (note the broad rimmed hats in this pic), he’s loving and he does half the parenting. And yet, … Continue reading

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