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…

Sylvanian Families

When my daughter was little she was obsessed with Sylvanian Families. This obsession came about because I stuck them under her nose at every given opportunity. I always liked them when I was small but never had any. I was not hard done by, far from it. I had Care Bear/My Little Pony/Flower Fairy collections…

Dorset 

We’ve just got back from seeing the in-laws in Dorset. One morning we even went to the beach which was lovely. ☺️     

Love Story

I love a love story. My parents have a great story. Don’t even try to compete. The story of how they came to be is, frankly, ridiculous. The place was Bahrain and the year was 1969. My father saw my mother and he turned to his pilot friend and said “Who is that?”. “Don’t even try”…

Easter Decorations

My family, particularly Big Sister, loves to decorate for any kind of holiday. Garlands, wreaths, table settings, balloons… the sky’s the limit. The photos below illustrate this. In 2011 we had an unseasonably hot Easter weekend. We shied away from the traditional roast lamb and instead congregated at my parents house for a BBQ. With…

Get Well Soon

My mum is currently in hospital being terrifically brave and badass having had surgery. Truly a 21st century grandma, she has taken her iPad with her and my dad informs me that he’s bought her a week’s pass for the hospital WiFi. Silver surfers the pair of ’em! She may not be up to it…

Pencil it in…

Now let’s be clear about this. I bought my 2016 calendar in October. So if you don’t have yours yet then WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING? Despite the crushing judgement from me please do not despair. There’s still time. Anyone who knows me knows that I take my calendar very seriously. For one thing I’m…

Birthday (kind of)

It all started when I told my husband he couldn’t buy me a KitchenAid mixer. My husband and I don’t really do presents. It isn’t that we don’t love one another, it’s just that I always find a better use for the money. Not very romantic I know but practical, very practical! He wanted to…