How to keep the kids amused as the nights draw in

Also known as half term resources and competitions to enter! We got a fab Transformers Age of Extinction #5 magazine for review, which includes a great competition running right the way through to 19th December. You get to decorate and build your own robot from the template supplied, then send in a picture to Autumn […]

Student advice

Currys are looking for bloggers three top tips for students, so I thought I’d join in, because let’s face it, it’s an easy ask. Wear sunscreen. What do you mean that’s not original? Bah, I thought I’d get that through OK, fair enough, I’ll start over. I’m allowed to start over right? (It’s my blog, […]

Sunday: sea and sunset and sneaky book previews


I went for a calming walk. It was really Tigerboy who needed the calming, but by the time we got to the beach he was asleep. So I enjoyed it, calmly, by myself. I think the nap did him good. (I assume that’s why he’s still bouncing off the walls at 21.54.) (Am now wondering […]

Saturday Snippets 25 October 2014


{watching} Cast Away. Tom Hanks really is a very good actor. Lots of opportunities for education too, as we discussed his choices throughout, how best to make fire, and what might have been in that unopened package. {reading} not a lot right now. I’m feeling a touch adrift. Big got a good looking book in […]

On the beach


And afterwards.

Looking back, over my shoulder


Not a bad view. First attempt at running round the point for a while was remarkably unsuccessful. My legs didn’t like the shingle, then when I paused Runkeeper to take the photo I confused it and it didn’t track the rest of the run. Oh well. Just as well I haven’t actually started the build […]

Saturday snippets 18 October 2014


{Watching} Earth to echo for family film night. Full review and giveaway coming soon. {Enjoying} yet more late sun. I got two whole loads of washing dried today. That’s a lot of washing for October. *and* I spotted when it was about to rain and got it in in time. I think I’ve finally got […]

It’s not me, it’s you. Mhairi McFarlane

its not me its you mhairi mcfarlane

I have read previous Mhairi McFarlane books. I thought I’d reviewed at least one, You had me at Hello, but if I have, I can’t find it right now. Oops. So, we’re firmly in romantic self discovery territory here. The blurb: Delia Moss isn’t quite sure where she went wrong. When she proposed and discovered […]

Saturday Snippets 11 October 2014


{thinking} that the weeks seem to fly by more and more quickly. Doesn’t seem two minutes since I was writing out the last snippets post. {reading} Endgame: The Calling. (partial) review with giveaway to go up tomorrow. Make sure you hurry back. {watching} Tron: Legacy (via Amazon Prime) and really rather regretting it. I usually […]

Return to Fuerteventura

A couple of years ago we took an extended family holiday to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands for my dad’s 60th birthday. It was a really lovely week. There are pictures, somewhere, but this is the only one I can find right now. A picture I loved so much I even used it on my […]

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