I may have slipped in updating this website, and the drop in visitor numbers is definitely a bellwether of the paucity of new content, however there are a number of updates throughout the year that can be guaranteed to brighten the darkest reaches of this site. The Baguettes’ birthday write ups are the top billing of those most important of write ups. The first of the year belongs to Ezra and it does not take a genius to realise that he has reached the grand ol’ age of five! Read more
As regular readers of this blog will testify, October half-term is the usual time that the Bagnalls join the greater Badger clan for the annual Badger Moot. Descendants of Lucinda’s maternal grandfather, Grandpa Badger, flock – if, indeed, Badgers flock? – to the Dorset coast for a week of fun and frolics. This is the 13th moot and the 12th at our usual destination of Berwick Manor. For those of you that don’t know, Berwick Manor is a large manor house set on the Puncknowle Manor estate in the Bride Valley, West Dorset just north of Burton Bradstock. As this is the 13th time we have stayed here (12 moots and once for Uncle Bill’s birthday) we know it very well; it feels like home from home and it is large enough to accommodate the ever-growing clan of Badgers, we peaked at 28 Badgerettes this year. Read more
August is traditionally a busy time for me at work. It is the start of the football seasons, especially our biggest client: The Premier League, and so my days off are extra special. Therefore, as this is the only month that the Baguettes do not go to school there is a lot of pressure on Lucinda to be the sole carer for our children, while I spend an inordinate amount of time at work. As a consequence, Lucinda is keen for us to book trips so that we can have some quality family time together.
As fate would have it, I had the first two days of August off and so days out were planned, although as you will see I did not leave work behind for both days. Read more