Dora and Friends party


People following me on twitter yesterday could hardly have escaped noticing that we were having a party I admit it got off to a slightly rocky start. We were due back from home ed roller skating at 4, but I’d forgotten to take my house keys with me, and Tim had gone out. So instead […]

Saturday snippets 1 November 2014


{watching} Casper. We started off watching Wheels on Meals, which I was expected to be standard Jackie Chan/ Sammo Hung fare, but it turned out to actually be in chinese. After 10 minutes of Smallest requesting Small to read all the subtitles, we quit and found Casper just about to start on TV. So it […]

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 […]

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