a question for you older drivers

the ones like me that is Can I drive a minibus? More, am I allowed to? My licence predates 1997 (quite considerably actually) so according to this page I think I can, as long as it’s not for “hire or reward”. Does driving a bus for school count as hire or reward? I’m thinking not, […]

oops, missed out the fimo!

After Merry left precipitously, the fimo she had donated to the cause came out to play, and Small spent quite literally hours making things. Have decided that obviously I have been depriving him of modelling equipment, so am going to have to indulge his fledgling talents by visiting Playmerrily and buying him much fimo to […]

melrose again

First time we went to Melrose there was Small, who really was small, and Big, who wasn’t. We went when he was toddling, and before he was talking, then missed last year as Big said she’d rather go to school. She changed her mind on that weeks later (oops) and had been looking forward to […]

What’s in a name?

travelling around author’s blogs again tonight and found a link from someone called Ann Aguirre. Followed it back to discover that her book, Grimspace, just published has a lead character called Jax! Wow, I’m famous. Well, not really, But I’ve added it to my amazon wish list, along with Blokus which I thoroughly enjoyed this […]

a recipe

shall be blogging melrose later (once I’ve unpacked the car and sent the children off to bed), but for the moment: The Recipe For Jax 3 parts Flirtation 2 parts Allure 1 part Sweetness Splash of Whimsy Shake vigorously What’s the Recipe for Your Personality? from Kris.

well, I’ve packed my craft box

except for my scissors. Can’t find my scissors. Or my ball of string. Or the bead book that explains how to make lizards (which is what I need the string for, so maybe that’s no bad thing). I don’t have baking to take, and I’m not taking resources (kind of hard to pack up a […]

In a bad mood.

Don’t get me wrong, I want to be at Melrose. I want to be a long way away from my work computer and with friends and children and wine. I just don’t want to have to pack, organise, tidy, wash, plan and drive beforehand. So I’ve been in a bad mood today, made worse by […]

Things I ought to be doing.

Feeding the children. [half done, see below for happenings with Big, who then stormed off to her room] Sorting things out to take on holiday tomorrow. Excavating the lounge so that Tim isn’t living in a tip on his own for a week. [started on this by instructing children to remove their belongings from the […]

If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start with Your Legs

The Bookseller magazine has announced the shortlist for the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year: I Was Tortured By the Pygmy Love Queen How to Write a How to Write Book Are Women Human? And Other International Dialogues Cheese Problems Solved If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs […]

Odd week

Discovered I’m not the only one to have put my notice in this week – the guy who started a month or so after me will be leaving two days before me. Sooner or later they are going to notice that they aren’t doing so well at keeping staff – there’s a lot of ppl […]

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