Clued Upp

I love games. I love board games, video games, parlour games, card games. Games you play in the car or on your smartphone. Pub quizzes, party games, murder mystery dinners. I love them all. I’m not hugely competitive. I don’t really care who wins, although winning is fun obviously, but I very much enjoy the…

Magicool

I bought a can of this for my daughter to take to school with her during this mini heatwave we’ve been having. She’s absolutely rubbish in the heat. We’ve had tears this week. Actual tears! Now, yes, I do realise children of today are incredibly spoilt and pampered… yes, yes I know you just had to…

Twins

Over the Christmas break my sister gave birth to twins. In short they are adorable. I love babies, I really do. I was totally, completely and utterly OBSESSED with my own. But now she’s an actual teenager. So the thing I was most excited about when it came to the new babies was THE SHOPPING. There are…

Ukulele

A couple of months ago I whinged (I really did) about when my daughter quit piano lessons and how she has avoided contact with musical instruments ever since. But then lo and behold my mother in-law bought her a ukulele for Christmas and would you believe it she won’t put the bloody thing down. As she…

Piano

I don’t play any musical instruments. In infant school I was always the one given the triangle. When I was about 11, I was in the school choir which mostly involved singing Christian themed songs set to pop tunes of the time (just don’t ask). Or we sang Christmas songs. Always Christmas songs. Even in,…

Games Night

I’m not very competitive. I only really believe in being competitive if it’s going to make a difference to your life. Like going for that promotion at work that will enable you to buy that house in that street near that school for your kids. Or competing for an Olympic medal, say. But in the day…

Busy Bristol

On Friday we drove down to Bristol to visit with my husband’s brother and his wife for the weekend. I’ve mentioned Andy and Lynn before in my Norwegian Waffles post (click here). They’ve very healthy and active and pretty much the polar opposite of my sloth husband and I. Where we love to loll about reading…

Hell Week

My husband and I have nicknamed this week “Hell Week”. Coeliac Daughter has Activities Week at school. It’s a great system, where the children all choose a “package” of fun activities to do for the week. It’s also the week of school trips with children zipping off to Russia, France and Germany, to name but a few. Our…

Teenager 

Coeliac Daughter celebrated her birthday on Sunday. She turned 13. Which makes me the mother of a TEENAGER. Too terrifying.  It was also Father’s Day. Our daughter bounced into our bedroom on Sunday morning clutching a little stack of presents for my husband. No mention of her own birthday. But that’s her all over. She’s…

Coffee & Adventure Golf 

We’ve just returned from visiting my husband’s parents in Dorset for a couple of days. It was my mother in-law’s birthday so we ate lots of lovely food and even managed to squeeze in a game of mini golf at this Pirate Adventure Golf place right by the beach. I know, I know, mini golf…