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Category Archives: Coralie

Todd, sorted.

It wasn’t what I wanted, to be honest, but Todd has decided to live with his dad and PHT full-time. This doesn’t really mean that much as he only spends the weekends there and his dad is going slightly mental about the forthcoming holidays as Todd doesn’t want to come here at all. I feel […]

It could be worse.

The ‘children’ are back again and Todd is none the wiser. He has broken two more doors simply by hitting them and all I was trying to do was talk to him. Perhaps I should ignore him totally and he’ll love me forever, but that really isn’t my way of bringing up a child. The […]

>Driving Miss Daisy.

>I had an unexpected visit from Coralie last Friday as she made her first solo trip in a car. Her Dad’s car, to be precise, but it’s a Skoda, so that’s OK. I hadn’t realised that she had come alone to collect her things for the coming week and when she asked me if I’d […]


>Coralie and Tatiana BOTH passed their driving tests yesterday which contributes to one of many reasons why no one else should drive in Brussels from now on. So apart from your carbon footprint and being at risk from other drivers, why not stop driving in this country altogether so that I shall never have to […]


>This post is to be taken extremely seriously should you be in Brussels today. BRUSSELS IS UNDER THREAT. I REPEAT:BRUSSELS IS UNDER THREAT. Whether you are a pedestrian, cyclist, user of buses or trams or even worse still, a driver, STAY OFF THE ROADS this afternoon. There is a new form of terrorist hit about […]


>Coralie, the first born of my twin daughters has always, ever since the beginning, been the leader. She is only 7 minutes older than her sister, Tatiana, but has to be the stroppiest, bossiest (well, give and take) and pickiest of the two. This doesn’t mean that she’s bad at all, those are just some […]

>Like mother, like daughter.

>Coralie set off for a long evening at College for her ‘initiation’ thingy. She set off wearing the oldest clothes she had and a big smile. She won’t say much about what they had to do, but all I know is that at one point they had to walk around the Parc Cinquantenaire with their […]