Wading through autumnal mud

On Instagram I wrote: I don’t know how I manage to forget, every year, that I will slow down and grind to a halt as the seasons change. I will want to hibernate, and eat all the chocolate, and each and every day will be like wading through mud. I don’t know how I forget […]

Saturday snippets 7th October 2017

{watching} The Saint. Not taking itself too seriously, featuring the always excellent Eliza Dushku, and with all the right names and connections. Rather more recommended than I’d expected to be honest. (I’ve a long history with the Saint. It’s rather more boring than it ought to be given the topic.) {reading} The Unlikely Pilgrimage of […]

Skating, friends and a doodlesome evening

First Tuesday of the month meeting, for the first time in a while (it doesn’t run in school holidays, and got caught out in September by inset days). Small declined on the grounds that none of his specific friends were going today, so I was able to offer a lift to one of Smallest’s friends, […]

Smyth’s Toy Superstores – making children’s dreams come true.

Recently I was invited to review the new Smyth’s Toy Store catalogue with the children and then take them shopping to review the shop itself. Couldn’t really turn that one down, could I? So we were sent a catalogue and some gift cards, and the children began compiling their wish list. It turned out that […]

September snippets

{Blogging} I blogged every day in September. Completely coincidentally, I had my best month stats wise for ages. I did rather run out of material a couple of times, and I’m not convinced I’m up for daily blogging any more, but it was a really interesting challenge 🙂 {Kentwell} Small and I attended the last […]

Clutter out, cash in – selling on Ebay with the android app.

Recently I was invited by Mumsnet Bloggers Panel to review the experience of selling on Ebay, which a particular focus on using the app for listing and managing the process. As regular readers will know, I’ve a renewed focus on decluttering the house at the moment, and this seemed like an ideal time to give […]

Thor:Ragnarok – a Schleich figure review

I love the quality of Schleich figures, they are beautifully made and hand painted with incredible attention to detail. This Thor figure is no exception to the rule. It comes in a well made but light box, ideal for storage if you are a collector who likes to keep figures in pristine condition. If, however, […]

On being all the places

Today I have driven and sat and been and driven and walked and shopped and walked and driven and walked and eaten and driven and watched and driven and eventually home. There hasn’t been a great deal of room or energy for writing, drawing or really even just being. But I’ve made the effort since […]

Showing up.

Have just posted on Instagram: So I decided I’d join in with @journalofawriter #showup100 challenge, and use it to give me some impetus to work on the novel I’ve been avoiding working on for months. And I had half an hour before I needed to cook dinner, so that seemed like an ideal time to […]

Stories for homes blog tour

Tonight I’ve a slightly different type of review post for you. In the stories for homes anthology, published and unpublished writers come together to create this selection of stories about what ‘home’ means. There are 55 writers included in this second charity anthology that brings issues around housing, poverty and crisis to life through the […]

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