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About barbgrant

full-time parent/carer and part-time OU student

Because I Can.

I am running. My feet pound, rythmically, on the baked earth below my feet. Above me the summer sunlight sparkles through a green sea of tree leaves. The fabric of my blue gingham school dress rides above my knees and … Continue reading

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Not so ‘non-verbal’

When my son was very small he had some speech, clock (tick-tock) duck (quack) and was obsessed with lights (eee-lat-lat-lat accompanied by a very clear pointing finger). On one occasion we were watching Casualty, there was a dramatic car crash … Continue reading

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Conistone Dib

The sleepy hamlet is centred round maypole, silent stone cottages sleep in the sun. The lane leads us to giants’ steps where our walk is truly begun.   The dry ghyll is paved by boulders, adventurously we pass through the … Continue reading

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Winter Wharfe

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The river flows with menace, a boiling torrent of peaty turbulence. ? Winter walkers tighten grip on leads and little hands, fearing accidental slip ? into the wild malevolence.  Yet the river holds fatal charm, despite…

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Merry Christmas from the Grants

Another eventful year has sped by & the children are keeping us as busy as ever. Jamie is doing so well now; the medication he was prescribed for epilepsy has worked well & all his behavioural difficulties of the previous … Continue reading

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Laundry Time

Baby gros, tiny as dolls clothes romper suits and pretty frilly dresses. Mini appliqué jeans , little Tiggers and trucks, bouncing on the line. School uniforms, small and smart washed clean of mud and primary paint. Blazers and kilts, high school … Continue reading

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Hazel Talking

what a clever girl view here https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=762149537144538

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