Why New Year’s diets can kiss my turkey-butt

Screw you diets. Bugger off scales. And hello big, sexy pants, warm vests, brandy butter and goose fat. My princess hair is big, grey and messy and any suggestion that it should be otherwise can do one.

The Wheels on the Bus go Where?

The first of our adventures for this summer was to the Firepit Campsite in Norfolk…Sam and Hattie are now obsessed with playing buses, making up stories about where they are going to go, and holding the obligatory fire drills… Find out more about our adventures by checking out my new ‘Happy Holiday’ page!!

"You can’t throw that away Mum!!"

After several days of threatening, I gutted my son’s room. I think the threatening out loud was more for my benefit that his -there was no way he could sort that pit out, and I needed to brace myself… As any mum knows, this kind of bedroom purge has to be done when said occupant…

A Woolly Christmas and a Hooky New Year xx

Pic: Natasha Gash @ Sophie’s Smile Christmas Fair 2014 My hook has warped with work this year, and it’s really begun to take off! I am utterly grateful to the crochet monsters in my neck of the words who have embraced the bright (often tacky) madness of what comes out of my workbag, and really helped…

Sunny (Bank Holiday) Sunday…

I’ve just spent a lovely afternoon sat in a ditch (no, really) in the back of the Landrover, watching the Duxford Air Show…A thrifty afternoon by all accounts as the week before we head off to France, spending another fifty quid wasn’t really on the cards. I packed a picnic, we took the back off…

Lashings of Ginger Beer and the Odd Scotch Egg…

We were lucky enough to be invited to a super friends’ family picnic in Milton Abbas, Dorset…Beautiful, sunny, the pics speak for themselves! What did you do this fine family Bank Holiday weekend?xx

Teach a toddler to sew…

There’s probably an Early Years list of all the things a four year old should be able to do…In fact there is and I haven’t read it. But if I was in charge of writing such things, I think this would be on it…It’s a pre-cursor to tying your shoelaces and really works on the…

Supermarket sweep…

A techy-crafty make this week, in time for a toddler’s birthday! I decided to make shopping list cards for Sam’s little mate because she has the IKEA kitchen and a stack of plushie food to go with it. I figured these could also be used when in a real supermarket to keep the little dudes…

A Wintery Weekend…

We spent last weekend back home, enjoying the snow. Why not? Nostalgic and possibly a tad rose tinted (my feet were bloomin’ freezing) but not a panic buy or crazy driving experience in sight. x

Kids have the best stuff!

I think kids have some great things, and if you look a little closer the colours and patterns are way better that what we adults have to make do with… pin-stripe suit? Pah, I’ll have a funky tree pattern any day. x