On buying home education curriculum resources.

I’ve been quite proud that despite the fact we’ve got piles of curriculum style resources around the house, Smallest and Tigerboy have largely been unschooled so far. However, right at the moment I’m a little concerned with how screen focused they are both getting, and I want to do something about that. I also want […]

I hope you dance…

Or have fun in whatever way is most fun for you. Merry Christmas.

I think

I need to do daily blogging in the morning rather than the evening.  Art in the morning probably a plan too. And exercise. Anything other than sinking into social media and frittering days away. Today has been fairly busy, local shopping, work, dentist, big town shopping with Big. It was really lovely to spend some […]


Anyone else who sits there for ages trying to work out alliterative blog post titles, or is that just me? Anyway, it was solstice today and I dragged myself out of bed in time to walk down to the beach and see the sunrise. Turns out I should have stayed in bed, it was kind […]

Christmas cinnamon buns with a new ricotta cheese icing

As I’ve written a number of times, we’re gradually building up our stock of Christmas traditions buns, and that includes a special home baked breakfast of big, yeasty cinnamon buns. Now, the ones you can buy from bakeries usually have a quite gooey icing on them, and I’ve never quite cracked that before. This year […]

Hope, a work in progress

Watercolour.  I think I need to find my heavier paper, and maybe borrow Big’s hairdryer, but I’ve very much enjoyed trying something a little more challenging tonight.

A walk in the woods

Yesterday my exercise stroll was to the beach. Which wasn’t terribly scenic tbh, what will the heavy fog and edge of the world vibe it had going. Although I did quite like the lights reflecting on the water.  Today I went to the woods instead. I was feeling achy and a bit sorry for myself […]

Saturday snippets 17th December 2016

{reading} The Dry, which I’ll be reviewing in January. Well, I’ll probably review it tomorrow actually, but I’ll be publishing the review as part of a blog tour in January 🙂 Quite impressed with myself – started it yesterday on the train beach from London, and have devoured it in a couple of extra sessions […]

Conversations with strangers

Today I took Tigerboy to London. I’ll write more about that when I’m at a keyboard and have access to the pictures, right now I want to just make a note about an odd little happening.  We were outside the Natural History Museum, taking pictures by a bench. There was an older woman sitting with […]

Where the day went

Yesterday I misplaced most of the day. So today I’m going to make some notes as I go to make sure that it doesn’t happen again. First alarm 7.30 – ignored. Ahem. Second alarm 8.00. Got up and spent a minute or two staring at social media, then staggered into kitchen – kettle on and […]

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