David Coveney

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25 February, 2016

Staleys in the Isle of Man

One of the funny things about children and their memories is just how fallible they are. Full of false memories and forgotten realities. I lived, for a while, somewhere on the outskirts of Douglas on the Isle of Man, when I was about nine years old. The family I stayed in had a boy about […]

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14 October, 2013

Happy 2nd Birthday Kolya!

I was sad that I wouldn’t be around for Kolya’s second birthday, but we did decide to move his party a week later so that I could be there. And it was a great party – so nice to see our friends again, and a big thank you to everyone who made the journey. You […]

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22 April, 2013

Muddy cuddles!

When it’s been raining Conrad spots the opportunity to jump into what he calls ‘muddy cuddles.’ Kolya simply joins in. Here’s a few pics from the other day that I enjoyed.

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1 April, 2013

Easter 2013

We’ve not had many trips away lately, so it was lovely to get away with our friends to Centre Parcs for the long Easter Weekend. The children loved it, though they’re still so young that they don’t appreciate everything that’s on offer. No rock climbing for them yet! Pictures are for friends and family to see, […]

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22 February, 2013

Finding a missing person in South America (and elsewhere)

I promised, ages ago, that I’d write up some tips on how to find somebody who’d gone missing in South America. Recently I had an email from somebody in the same situation which has spurred me into action. Since 1997 I’ve found or been found by my mother, my brothers and my sister. Here I’m […]

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6 January, 2013

Elliott’s 4th and Benjamin’s 7th Birthday

Yesterday we attended the birthday part of Benjamin and Elliott, my nephews. Our treat for them was to pay for Ranger Rob to come again this year. It was great to see everyone again as it’s been a little bit of a gap since last time – way too long. As we were having to […]

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26 December, 2012

The aesthetic of a toddler represented through his photography

Conrad’s been fascinated with my cameras since he’d just turned a year old. They were strictly off limits until recently when at 30 months old he’s responsible enough to be just about trusted with a compact camera. So – off he toddled with my oldish Lumix LX3. Unfortunately, the camera is still useful enough to […]

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7 October, 2012

Kolya’s First Birthday!

Happy Birthday Kolya! We threw a party to celebrate.  The books all advise you keep 1st birthdays to just a few people.  Advice we cheerfully ignored for Conrad, and now Kolya… Thankfully the weather stayed nice, so we were able to open up the doors to the garden and spread out a little.  Kids playing […]

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1 September, 2012

In Love With My Kids

I’m not going to say much, but I’ll just pop a gallery here of some recent shots of my two beautiful children.  I’m in love with them.  I can’t stop thinking about them.  Everything else comes second. Doesn’t mean they don’t wind me up sometimes, of course…

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23 July, 2012

How to Break Kids, in 35 Simple Steps

I just came across this article on BBC News – Foster care: The boy who lived at 35 addresses. Through my own experience of unofficial fostering and being moved around (thanks, Dad) often at short notice and with little in the way of genuine explanation, I arrived at the age of 13 with little in […]

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