#MyAquaphor challenge

This post is an every for the Britmums #MyAquaphor challenge, sponsored by Eucerin. Discover the benefits of Eucerin At this time of year, I struggle with my hands. My skin objects strenuously to being cold and damp, I’m not good at winter on so many different levels. And I don’t get along with many skin […]

Growing green fingered children.

This post is an entry for BritMums’ #KidsGrowWild Challenge (find the linky here) with Moneysupermarket I love gardening. No, really, I do. Or at least, I love the idea of it. The reality, with two small children, tends to be rather different. I imagine popping out into the garden, doing a spot of digging, sprinkling […]

The Mazda DPF fault that wasn’t.

Regular readers may recall my painful experience earlier this year with a DPF failure on our Mazda 6. What I don’t think I’ve blogged, though I know I tweeted, is that the saga didn’t end there. We had a second breakdown, almost identical to the first – gradual loss of power from the engine, followed […]

Summer gratitudes.

Camping holidays with friends old and new. Good books to read in the sun. Grubby children sleeping through the night. Friends who collect the wine you forgot. Internet connection where you were told there was none. Shared elation over Olympic triumph. Sunshine after a sudden storm. Above all, I’m grateful for a life that allows […]

Better late than never.

This is what you get if you hand three children a craft kit and a box of Rice Krispies. Obviously it would have been better if we’d done it before the closing date, but they did such a good job, I had to share it anyway. Thanks for the fab craft kit, BritMums, wish we’d […]

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