Getting sorted
Mar30

Getting sorted

I’ve joked before about the number of things in my house which need mending or replacing. It makes amusing reading, but actually it gets me down. It’s not exactly up there with family members dying, divorce or living in poverty in terms of things that are depressing, but it’s still not great. When the downstairs toilet finally got sorted I thought everything was fine, but then I started to notice all the other stuff....

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Random mysteries
Mar29

Random mysteries

Another selection of random mysteries from out of the mouths of my babes, taking in Voldemort, sellotape, longevity and the mysteries of time itself… B1 age 9 1/2: Is Voldemort evil in real life? (The actor) Same for Malfoy? B1 age 9 1/2: Are Mr and Mrs Weasley married in real life? (The actors) B2 age 7 1/4: Does 1 GB hold 101 photos? LG age 5: Is it pretty early and pretty late? B2 age 7 1/4: Is sexy a swear word? LG age 5:...

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Peas in a pod
Mar28

Peas in a pod

My kids look like peas in a pod. And I love it. I have a photo of the three of them with another set of three siblings and it’s so obvious who belongs with who. The colouring, the features… they’re all the same. I have another photo of just the three of them when my daughter was 10 weeks old. It was then that I realised how similar they are – I looked at it and realised they all had the same face. When my...

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Breakfast solution
Mar27

Breakfast solution

I’ve been feeling a bit low again. To be honest, in the words of Manic Street Preachers, ‘I’m happy being sad’. I don’t want to be sad all the time, but I don’t mind wallowing in it every now and then. My husband doesn’t agree. If there are problems, you shouldn’t get upset by then. You should find SOLUTIONS. He’s right of course. The problems are all small ones really. Just things...

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In the zone
Mar26

In the zone

When I first started blogging last summer, I would bash out one post at a time and publish it immediately. Each post took about 20 minutes to write and I would write either in the evening or in the daytime while the kids were watching telly. Then my blogging guru UleyGirl told me she always writes more than she posts, so you’ve got stuff ready for holidays etc. Good idea! The problem is this meant I was writing more and more and...

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