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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Saturday snippets 6 December 2014


{Celebrating} my birthday. Which isn’t actually today, but tomorrow I’ll be driving a long way, so seemed better to celebrate today. {Watching} Xmen days of past and future. Which was quite gorgeous and utterly confusing. Or at least I didn’t have a clue what was going on. Which universe were we in? Kids mostly enjoyed […]

Missing my mojo


You’d think, this many years into my life, I’d recognise that every time my birthday comes around I get a little stressed. This year I’m having an official birthday tomorrow. We’ve got evening plans, a film chosen, there will be takeout. Children have snuck around doing mainly secret things (turns out Smallest doesn’t really understand […]

All about the (illy) coffee


And the hot chocolate And the cocktails

Wordless Wednesday

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