Pilates, interrupted


After a bad night (sleep, interrupted) with Tigerboy, I wasn’t in the mood for morning. Which is a shame, as I’ve discovered that my day runs smoother if I get up early, and get outside soon. So, after orange juice then coffee I took myself outside with a relaxing playlist to do some pilates. I […]

Saturday Snippets 26 July 2014

little red schoolbook

{reading} The Little Red School book. This is delightfully subversive, and I’m very much enjoying it. Thought provoking – it’s not a cover to cover read, rather an information manual aimed at pre teens/ younger teens with all the things that children want and need to know that adults tend not to want to talk […]

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 […]

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