Birthdays, lunches, reading, making…but no tinsel

I am not doing it. Not yet. No sir. There will be no baubles, tinsel or elves on this blog this week. They might appear next week, but this week is strictly Christmas free. It's not that I am being bah humbug about this, but I like to leave Christmas decorating until nearer the big … Continue reading Birthdays, lunches, reading, making…but no tinsel

A better week…so far (not counting my chickens or anything!)

Hello, how's things? Hope you're all well. This week has been better thank goodness with no piggy deaths, no suspected broken bones and only one trip to the hospital (so far...not counting my chickens as it's only Thursday) for hubby. Plus the weather's been great, which is always a good thing. The only  downside to … Continue reading A better week…so far (not counting my chickens or anything!)

Worrying about feet and why Jenny Lawson’s books are so good

What is it with older men on trains? They always seem to fall asleep. I travelled home by train all week this week and on Tuesday and Wednesday, I sat across from older men. Both times they've been fast asleep. Obviously my conversation is not as scintillating as I thought! Not that I'm bothered. I usually spend … Continue reading Worrying about feet and why Jenny Lawson’s books are so good

The pain of no internet access, thermal cooking and the bread maker goes kaput

It's amazing how we all rely so heavily on the internet. Our router went kaput earlier this week and it's been uncomfortable not having easy access to the worldwide web. The kids are complaining and I've discovered just how often I go on to look up something because I keep finding myself thinking 'Oh I … Continue reading The pain of no internet access, thermal cooking and the bread maker goes kaput

Stripes and Burns

Had a really busy week this week. Firstly, I attended our local school's Burns event...the kids (including my two) sang Burns songs or those written in Old Scots (loved the rendition of The Welly Boot Song...reminded me of my early childhood, we used to sing it at school on rainy days when everyone wore wellies), … Continue reading Stripes and Burns