Staying above water

For various common sense reasons and because they love the water, we’ve undertaken to teach the kids how to swim. The husband is a good swimmer, he learned how to swim in school way back in East Germany where it was mandatory on the school curriculum. The communists didn’t do …

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There she goes.

She started school last week, at the good age of five and three quarters. She had her big new rucksack and all the matching accoutrements; lunchbox, pencil case, water bottle (of course). Anyone who has visited the house since June has had a grand tour of all of the above, …

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