Time traveling mode – 1920s


I’m really quite pleased with how this dress turned out. Looks well at the Hall, doesn’t it?

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

I Let You Go

Buy at Amazon Buy at Hive I’m thrilled today to be a part of the blog tour for the Sunday Times bestselling, Richard and Judy Club pic (deep breath)I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh. I’ve known Clare since before she was Clare, when she blogged under another name entirely, and hosted a guest post […]

Internet matters – understanding the issues that can affect your children online

internet matters technologies

With 4 children in the family, ranging in age from 15 down to 3, and a steadily increasing supply of technology through the door, keeping on top of keeping children safe online is tough. Being asked to review the information on Internet Matters turned out to be extremely useful and informative, and no matter how […]

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

uprooted naomi novik

Party in the park.

Parties aren’t my favourite way to spend time. But an invitation from a local home ed family was something I couldn’t pass up, given how well the children get along. And the party was being held at a village hall that has a fantastic playground right outside, so I knew that Tigerboy in particular would […]

Saturday snippets 23 May 2015


{Sleeping} All the wrong way round. I stayed up very late wrestling with the sewing machine trying to finish a second dress for Big’s 1920s reenactment. I didn’t quite manage it she’s only got the bias binding around the neck and one sleeve so hopefully she can finish it off herself. Then I got up […]

Friday in photos.


Mainly because I’m still sewing. No, don’t say anything, I know! Tools of the trade. Including Dylon. Nearly finished. So nearly finished. Just keep sewing. (One hour dress. Humph.)

Coming up Roses by Rachael Lucas


Coming up Roses Rachael Lucas Love can be a thorny issue. Buy at amazon Buy for Kobo Buy at Hive It’s no secret to anyone here that I’m a huge fan of Rachael Lucas, and that’s not just because I’ve known her for over 12 years now, give or take. Got to love the internet […]

(Urban) Landscapes

forbidden hidden urban spaces

Last week when I went to town I had some time to spare, and I explored a little and found some awesome almshouses, and hidden spaces. This week I went back with an actual camera, and after I’d been, discovered the theme of the gallery at Sticky Fingers this week is landscapes, so it was […]

Wondering how to turn off the blue light on your netgear router? Read on.

netgear router turn off blue light

Yesterday we had a small interruption to our internet. Tim was investigating his newly purchased NETGEAR Powerline Wi-Fi Extender/Access Point Kit (Wi-Fi Booster) (amazon affiliate link) and inadvertently hit a button somewhere along the way and factory reset the much loved netgear router. This was a bad thing. Particularly as I’d just sat down to […]

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