Day in pictures.


Morning cuppa, real tea, no more plastic laced tea bags. A short commute to my garden office Leap reader reviewer hard at work Some reading material in the post A treat to rescue a frayed day Finishing off with a bedtime story for #300PBs



On the beach. How terribly British. Except it was a glorious evening, and we weren’t under an umbrella. It was the last SCubs of the year (combined Scout and Cubs group). It was going to be Small’s last attendance, but on heading there will be lots of changes in September he’s considering trying the new […]

We’re just talking, talking about home education

This weekend I did something new. I was interviewed on radio about home education. It was Croydon Radio, and the interviewer, Swazi, is someone I’ve met several times at blogging events. She was very keen to set up a show around home education, and I’m always happy to talk about it, so once we managed […]

Pieces of the past

calendar and diary

Today I worked through another box of stuff that has been for no apparent reason, stood in the middle of the living room. I found lots of old stuff in it. There were these things. That’s a calendar of pics taken at the second cybermummy. I’m in the dinosaur bloggers pic the diary below it […]

Saturday snippets 19 July 2014


{remembering} summers gone by when a small girl picked berries on the moor. Someone else must have done the top and tail job before we ate them though, I don’t remember that at all! (took an hour tonight. And tip of the day – use a chopping board, instead of your thumb.) {savouring} cheap easy […]

Book giveaways and bargain books

£200 worth of scholastic books with microscooters – enter here Win original Dixie O’Day artwork by creating a character. Reviews from a bookworm has a great giveaway to win a book of your choice. Reviews from a Bookworm: Time For A Break & A Giveaway Lovely giveaway for two children’s books in translation with Playing […]

So, autism.

Back in my 20s, while doing a lot of martial arts (up to 5 2 hour sessions a week) I started getting problems with my knees. And sometimes my hips. And I had them checked out by doctors, had tests for arthritis (runs in the family) and no one could find anything wrong with them. […]

Saturday Snippets 12 July 2014


{Exploring} blogging from the new kindle fire. It’s really rather nice, though the screen isn’t big enough for touch typing so I’m finding that a bit challenging. {Feeling} tired after our third long day out in a week. Today was London for the launch of the Playmobil Suite at the Waldorf Hilton. It was a […]

Clara Vulliamy I Heart Holidays blog tour.

postcard from martha I heart holidays

We are big fans of Martha and the bunny brothers in this house, and very happy today to be hosting a stop on the blog tour for the new I Heart Holidays (Martha and the Bunny Brothers)(amazon link) book. We got our very own postcard from Martha isn’t that just brilliant? I am quite envious […]

Butterfly wings and Kindle Fire HDX


Every night at tea time we go around the table, asking how everyone’s day has been. Most evenings Smallest says it’s a secret and we move on to Small. Tonight she told us that Prince Charming made her butterfly wings that she wore through London until they blew away on the train station and that […]

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