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  • Pizza the action

    After almost a year and a half (since a dreadful bout of food poisoning from badly prepared pasta sauce that she then associated with a pizza), La Serpiente has begun eating pizza again. She asked for it today, and we were too tired to cook tonight, plus I had a migraine and pizza is the traditional pre-run […]

  • In gradual recovery

    Last night, my body falling apart in new and interesting ways, I went to bed at 10 and fell asleep almost immediately, leaving my wife with child-wrangling responsibility for the night. To be fair, that would only be La Serpiente, as Destroyer reliably sleeps through. I woke about 3am and took a while to fall […]

  • Nothing to write home about

    I woke with the same migraine I fell asleep to last night, and spent the morning either asleep, or retching over the toilet. Until this year I’d not had a migraine for a very long time, but it seems that travelling to Bangkok gives me throbbing, nauseating headaches that pin me to my bed like […]

  • Tears before bedtime

    It’s International Women’s Day today, and looking back over the many years I’ve been writing this blog, I’ve never made mention of it before. Today, though, to celebrate it I gave my wife the night off and a total break from child management duties.  Not really. She was going out on the lash so I […]

  • Small infuriations

    I woke up feeling bad again this morning, a sign that whatever has been ailing me has yet to clear, and struggled through the morning. We took both our little urchins to a play gym nearby, and ran them around until they were exhausted. Then, as Destroyer was inconsolable, I took her home and she […]

  • Nocturnal manoeuvres

    As San Francisco is not my favourite city in all of America, after work today I didn’t stick around in Palo Alto but went off to the airport to catch a flight to Seattle. Consistent with the last time I did this, Alaska’s plane was an hour late taking off, because of rain. Which is […]

  • Not sleeping

    I couldn’t sleep last night, an aggravating state of affairs where I lay wide awake at 3am, cursing my alertness and regularly getting up to settle La Serpiente, who has been beset with nightmares, falling out of bed and plain awkwardness, like when, after I had finally got to sleep about 4, she came in […]

  • Ewan The Dream Sheep

    This evening I managed to put Destroyer down for the night. Usually I have La Serpiente duty because I can’t feed Destroyer down, but tonight Destroyer took my hand and started to wander out of her sister’s bedroom. I don’t think she’d quite thought this through, but I walked her into her room and got […]

  • Pacific Brim

    This morning I was meant to go running again, but although I woke at 5:30 to clear skies, I then went back to sleep and went straight through my alarm, surfacing at 8. So instead, I had breakfast at Pacific Brim, a cafe in town. It was a shame that we had a barista who […]

  • A first nightmare

    La Serpiente woke us up a few times last night/this morning. At about 4 I peeled myself off the floor of her room and went to bed, and was woken an hour later by noises of distress. I went next door.