Saturday is Coco Pop caption day!
Nov30

Saturday is Coco Pop caption day!

I’ve been going back through the archives again and I came across this litle girl having a forbidden snack. But can you caption it for...

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Sledgehammer to crack a nut
Nov29

Sledgehammer to crack a nut

I never get ill, but I do have things wrong with me. I don’t intend to go into detail here – you can read about me being healthy here and being unhealthy here The other day I went to the doctor for a routine follow-up appointment. While I was there, he asked after my acne. I told him it wasn’t good, despite currently being on two types of medication for it. I think we can all assume now, at 39, that I’m not...

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The Gallery: Eyes
Nov28

The Gallery: Eyes

Eyes are a big deal in our house. Because we have three glasses wearers. I’m a bit of a phoney spectacle wearer, if I’m honest. I need them, but I don’t need them THAT much. I don’t have to wear them all the time, but I do to show solidarity with my kids. Both my younger kids are long-sighted. A lot more long-sighted than I am. They need to wear their glasses all the time, so I do too to avoid giving them mixed...

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Christmas shopping stress
Nov27

Christmas shopping stress

Yet again, Christmas has crept up. One minute it’s August and we’re all moaning about those Christmas cards and decorations which are creeping into the shops, and the next it’s late November. And I’m starting to worry. I’m not a late shopper and I’m not an early shopper. I’m an in-between shopper and it’s time I got a grip and got on with it. When the kids were younger, I used to take...

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Dance day
Nov26

Dance day

As a family, we do seem to spend an awful lot of time practicing dance. Sometimes it seems as if we spend as much time practicing dance as we do at football and rugby. I do a single one-hour dance lesson a week and I love it. My dance teacher said her aim for this year was to get me to do another class – and I know she said it not because she wants the cash, but because she knows how much I enjoy dancing. But I can’t fit...

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