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DP’s MMR 2008/09/11

Posted by Mummy Ruth in Baby, Health.
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It was David Paul’s turn for the dreaded MMR today.

As it happened, he was not at all bothered.  We had some fun in the waiting room as a grannie took to DP immediately and they started having a lark.

When he got his jabs, he didn’t cry.

We left much as we came; it was such a non-event.  What a superb wee boy — we really are so blessed!

Link–

www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today/reports/archive/science_nature/mmr5.shtml

Montepulciano D’Abruzzo 2008/09/10

Posted by Daddy Dave in Reviews, shopping.
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For years, even as a “single man”,  I have “set the table” for my evening meal.  I simply prefer to have my dinner at a table, complete with a table cloth, napkin, candle and a glass of red wine.  It’s that “bella figura” thing, I guess. Ruth adopted this habit, and now we have our family meals in this way as a matter of course, and we think it’s a “good thing” (see UK Dining Etiquette Survey).

However, lately we have grown tired of the same old wines, so we began exploring when we saw a sale at Tesco at the beginning of “summer”.  One of the ones we came across that we liked a lot was the Montepulciano D’Abruzzo.

I thought I would write here about this wine simply because it seems to be surprisingly (a) available everywhere and (b) cheap considering the facts we discovered about it. (more…)