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‘When I’m three!’ has been your answer to many questions over the last few months and you have been gradually adding to the list of things you can do/have/be when you reach the magic number such as:go to sleep all by yourself, without mamma sitting outside the door; drink grown-up drinks, like coco-cola and wine; and drive (not at the same time!)

But the biggest question of all has been ‘When is your baby sister coming?’ and there have been moments when I’ve worried that we won’t get as far as your birthday and the baby will in fact come before you are three. But she doesn’t.

And now that we’ve made it beyond the big day, your new answer to all those questions, is eleven, not four!


Maybe you knew something we didn’t as exactly eleven days after you became three you became a big sister.




New York

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The weeks and words are slipping through my fingers
Faster than the leaves are turning golden, red, brown
We find ourselves in Prospect Park
Where the afternoon sun still holds on with all its strength
To keep us warm and in denial

Until the sudden gust of wind briskly reminds us:
Autumn is here.