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  • The best 90 minutes I ever wasted

    This morning La Serpiente went to the doctor, who looked in her ear and referred her to an ENT specialist. I stayed at home with Destroyer, or rather I took her out for a babycinno, laden down with toys and books for her. The waitress recognised the cover of Mr Jelly and exclaimed "what an […]

  • Bad Sunday

    This morning I was woken at six by somebody calling me, dragging me up from my sleep. It wasn’t anyone, just he silent alarm on my phone, pulsing away, telling me it was time to get up and get some exercise. I rolled my bike out into the hall and into the lift, and then […]

  • Bad Night

    La Serpiente woke up crying and coughing and wheezing last night, about 10. We dosed her with medicine and she was down for another hour or so, and then up again, making piteous sounds as she struggled for breath. It was unlike any noise we’d ever heard from her before, like she was in the […]

  • Unstitched

    A week after her fall, I took La Serpiente back to the hospital to have her stitches removed. That was at the Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic, which sounds both intimidating and just a bit wierd; “I’ve come to see the doctor about my cleft”, anyone? The waiting area is designed to be quite fun; every […]

  • What a Carrie on

    As usual, I took La Serpiente to school today. We had the usual struggle getting her out the door because we couldn’t agree on footwear. La Serpiente has been demanding to wear a pair of Havianas that are slightly too big for her. Aesthetically this troubles me because I don’t like the shuffling gait it […]

  • Fun with broken toes

    I went to the GP today to see what to do with my toe. I was hoping he’d take one look at it and say "yup, that’s broken, take a few aspirin and it will be right in a week" but instead there began a complicated process of getting me booked in to see a […]

  • A fall from grace

    This morning, after not sleeping much, we had breakfast, then all went back to bed. La Serpiente Aquatica Negra had been squally all night, possibly from overindulging on refried beans at the Mexican restaurant. Whatever the reason, we had another hour and a half of sleep, then tried to start the day again. We hadn’t […]