Solstice skies


The sky at 4 o’clock tonight was the most amazing shade of dusky pink. And if it hadn’t been for my alarm to take the photo, I wouldn’t have looked up to see. I wanted to do something special with the solstice. I haven’t quite managed it yet. But the nearest dawn is tomorrow at […]

Saturday Snippets 20 December 2014

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{watching} The Santa Suit, in the hope of sparking some seasonal emotion. Starring Kevin Sorbo, sadly wearing Armani rather than leather , it’s not Miracle on 34th Street (either version) but it’s OK. Definitely filled a couple of hours quite happily {suffering} the after effects of camp lurgy. Last week was a write off after […]

Win a Christmas Pikachu


Who fancies a quick giveaway? As you may remember, we recently went to London for a screening of Pokemon the movie, Diancie and the cocoon of evil. There were fabulous goodie bags, and we ended up with a T shirt that doesn’t fit anyone, and an extra Pikachu. So I thought I’d spread a little […]

Book blogger woes – the little detail niggle.

I’ve always read a lot. For a lot of years. And maybe because of this, I’m a tiny bit more cynical when it comes to books. I’m also a touch on the pedantic side. Details stand out for me. And when they don’t fit, they can throw my enjoyment of the story. Now, in this […]

Tech toys for Christmas.


We are a tech heavy family here, what with the phones, PCs, laptops and so on. The younger children will be getting extra games for their leappads (Smallest uses the LeapFrog LeapPad 3 – Green, while Tigerboy has last year’s ultra model). They’ve used the tablets for some time now, and I’m very pleased at […]

Streethub – online access to independent fashion and boutique stores


While I was away at camp I was approached to review Streethub, which declares itself to be the way to discover the best independent fashion and design boutiques. You can order online for nationwide delivery (although we appear to have missed the last posting date for Christmas), but with many of the stores you can […]

EUVAT and exhaustion

Since I got back from camp last week (this night a week ago I was detouring around Coventry I think) I’ve struggled to hit my writing balance. It’s no secret to regular readers that I find it difficult to keep true to the things I want to do, while also doing a bit of commercial […]

Ollie the Oobicoo doll – review


A little while ago we had a new arrival in the house. Ollie, the Oobicoo doll. Ollie is not small. He is lifesized – apparently the size of a 6 month old baby – all I can say is I must have had small six month old babies He’s almost the size of Tigerboy, who […]

The perfect holiday

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Would not involve sickness bugs I’m blogging on the offchance that I’ll get selected as a MarkWarnerMum. They’d like to know what my perfect holiday would be. We don’t go in for luxury holidays in a big way here, mainly because with 4 children, the prices are a bit exorbitant. So our usual family getaway […]

Christmas camp – the journey home

I mainly read. Polished off three books, including one over 600 pages. My coffee machine didn’t arrive in time for me to hold a coffee morning because Small, who we often refer to as never gets ill boy, got ill. Repeatedly. So we ran for home last night, leaving around 10. 194 miles, should have […]

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