I've had enough. I know, for folks who have to encounter me on a daily basis this tends to happen regularly. But I'm cross again. I've had a steady feeling of my ribs tightening around my chest for the last couple of weeks. It's not early cardiac arrest (although I might cut out some of … Continue reading Why my kids can watch TV this half term (or, stop testing the hell out of my kids)
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 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!!
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 is … Continue reading "You can’t throw that away Mum!!"
Pic: Natasha Gash @ Sophie's Smile Christmas Fair 2014My 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 promote … Continue reading A Woolly Christmas and a Hooky New Year xx
I loved Trainspotting...I quite like being a mum too, but bloody hell, am I glad it's the last day of term before the holidays. I'll be back in January 2014, but until then, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year xxChoose Motherhood. Choose 50 unenumerated festive jobs alongside the usual weekly marathon. Choose a career ‘break’ which also means … Continue reading Choose Motherhood (although at this time of year, one wonders why sometimes….x)
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 … Continue reading Sunny (Bank Holiday) Sunday…
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
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 … Continue reading Teach a toddler to sew…
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 quiet … Continue reading Supermarket sweep…