A one-trick pony
Oct31

A one-trick pony

I’m not very good at stuff. I’m rubbish at housework and doing the garden. I have no interest in craft or baking. And I’m crap at it anyway. My kids live on food from the freezer and microwave meals. Because they’re fussy and because we’re always busy, but, yes, also because I’m a rubbish cook. I’m not a strategic thinker. Life’s too short – I’d rather get on with it than...

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The Gallery: Halloween
Oct30

The Gallery: Halloween

I quite like Halloween. Yes, I think there’s too much crap stuff in the shops, but on the whole I like it. We dress up in costumes, we call on people we know and they give the kids sweets. It’s not ‘trick or treat’ exactly. It’s more just chatting to people. Some of whom don’t get to see the kids close up any other time during the year. They are always very pleased to admire the kids’ costumes...

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Nandos birthday party
Oct29

Nandos birthday party

Having his birthday in autumn, it’s always harder to know what to do for my younger son’s ‘party’. My eldest’s parties in the summer have usually revolved around the garden and once even involved camping, but late October is a bit more unpredictable. When he was little we went for that old ‘favourite’ – soft play. But then the rough-and-ready local soft play place closed down and a...

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The Grotto
Oct28

The Grotto

It’s one of my absolute favourite things to do. I do it three times a year. It’s called The Grotto. We love birthdays in our house and I like to do them properly. Birthdays are one of the few times I do a lot of cleaning. You can’t have a birthday with a dirty carpet! The Grotto used to be where my mum  Father Christmas stored the Christmas presents, but at some point my husband and I nicked the name to describe the...

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Silent Sunday 27.10.13
Oct27

Silent Sunday 27.10.13

 

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