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.)

(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 […]

Taste of Sunrise: Butternut squash and lentil soup.

butternut squash and lentil soup

I love soup. And I particularly love homemade soup. So when I was approached a little while ago, to review a recipe, I leapt at the chance. There were pictures on instagram and everything (it even got compliments!) And then life. And general incompetence. And I didn’t get round to actually blogging the recipe, but […]

Tiffany’s butterfly.


Earlier today I commented on twitter about how, since I started photography, and then drawing, I read differently. And now, when I see a small blue butterfly in the garden, I think of Tiffany Aching. If you don’t know why, you’ll want to (re) read Wee Free Men (affiliate link). A couple of hours later, […]

Saturday snippets 16 May 2015

in the garden

{getting up} far far too early. Big had a cadet day which required her to be in the next town, after her paper round, for 8.15. Which was going to be tight. And so of course I woke up at 6, did that horrible flail oh no I’ve slept in, and then realised that actually […]

That Friday photo.


I seem to be regularly running out of words at the end of the week. Sorry about that. Have a picture (or two) instead. Seaside life. Beautiful book.

Birds and building and 1920s dresses.


I did myself a list of things to do with children the other day. Perhaps because we’re all here, all the time, (well, not actually all the time, but you know what I mean) it can be easy to get into a rut, where the same things happen, and the same things don’t happen. We’ve […]

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