Friendship, community and creativity


Have a picture of a seagull.    This isn’t just a seagull, this is a symbol of friendship. Susan sent me the sketch set used to draw it as a surprise present, this sketch is by way of a thank you. We’ve built our friendship online, through our blogs, through twitter, through instagram. We’re watching […]

Saturday snippets 19 September 2015


Lovely day at kentwell. Odd without big and Tim though.

Wordless wednesday at the school of art


Saturday snippets 12 September 2015

Smallest and the stormtrooper

{Driving} 4 1/2 hours across the country and back to Funfest. It was a really long day, but great fun with the little ones. We met some lovely brand representatives and the children are particularly thrilled with the Chubby Puppies in their goody bags. {watching} just like heaven. Lovely gentle romantic comedy with Reese Witherspoon. […]

Friday reads


The shepherd’s crown. Terry Pratchett. Last Discworld novel. (Yes, I have tissues. ) Friday food. Tomato and mozzarella panini at the range, after a very successful dentist trip with the younger children. Friday evening – all uniform shirts and trousers washed, dried and hung up. I doubt that will ever happen again. Week 1 complete.

Wordless wednesday

lavender in the late afternoon sunlight

lavender light.

Saturday snippets 5 September 2015


{Putting away} the dry tent. Quite amazed that I finally managed to get it up and dried overnight and away again before it rained. Think that’s the longest dry patch we’ve had in a couple of weeks! {Driving} across country to the annual summer party, a little later than usual, but lovely to see people. […]

Ever needed Emergency Happiness

This is my #emergencyhappiness box sent by Viking (Viking_chat on twitter) thanks to Marylin from SoftThistle Life My #emergencyhappiness box from @Viking_Chat thanks @marylin.muir I was having a rough week before our #reenactment break, and a friend nominated me for an emergency happiness box. It arrived while I was away, and then I popped it in […]

The Magic Paperboat Treasurehunt

two boats

I don’t remember where or when we got this book. A long time ago anyway – it’s out of print, although available secondhand on Amazon (picture to left is affiliate link). Anyway, it’s not the most eloquent story, or the best illustrated picture book. But what it does have is instructions for you to join […]

New Bob the Builder coming on Milkshake! on Channel 5.


Tomorrow morning UKMums.TV is holding a twitter frenzy between 6.30 and 7.45 to celebrate the brand new Bob the Builder TV series starting on Milkshake! on channel 5! I’m one of a select few mums who will be tweeting from home in the morning to let you know all about the new programme. You can […]

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