Why my kids can watch TV this half term (or, stop testing the hell out of my kids)

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)

"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 is … Continue reading "You can’t throw that away Mum!!"

A Woolly Christmas and a Hooky New Year xx

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

Choose Motherhood (although at this time of year, one wonders why sometimes….x)

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)

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 … Continue reading Sunny (Bank Holiday) Sunday…