Happy Birthday!

A short and sweet post today. My baby girl is TWO today. I absolutely can’t believe we’ve had her for two years already. But I absolutely can’t imagine or even remember clearly life without her either. Happy birthday Emily. You complete us. xx PS hobby horses are horrendous to wrap. Just sayin’.

Game Night

We were in Smyth’s toy shop yesterday. Emily had fallen over in the previous shop and bumped her head on the concrete floor so in the classic manner of paranoid parents we were walking around trying to decide if we should get her to hospital or if she would probably be ok. Smyth’s seemed a […]

Failure & Finishing

Uh oh. That was a bad start to the A-Z Challenge, wasn’t it? When I realised I’d missed C, I thought I’d combine it with D in a post. Then I didn’t get to do one for D either so I thought I’d try really hard to combine C, D and E (while thinking “Oh […]


Last year was a bit of a rough ‘un. For a multitude of reasons; I’m not going to go through them now otherwise I’ll have to retreat to the sofa in pyjamas and eat Ben and Jerry’s out of the tub (ooh, actually…) This year I was determined to leave all that behind. So to […]


April 1st! This year is really flying over. It doesn’t seem two minutes since I did a blog post saying March would be here soon. Or maybe it’s because my blog posts have fallen by the wayside. The tiredness I’ve been struggling with for a few months has been identified as an iron deficiency and […]

Z is for… Zoom

Day 30! I’m so shocked at how fast April has gone. It really doesn’t seem two minutes since I saw the A to Z Blogging Challenge on Talli Roland’s blog and thought it sounded fun… What was I thinking?! Well, ok, it was fun. I’ll do a more thoughtful post in a couple of days […]

“You Look Beautiful”

In case you’re reading this from a cave in Outer Mongolia, you may not have heard that today is Royal Wedding day. There are a million different things I could witter on about here. We had a lovely time watching it, with friends’ as our kids played at princes and princesses then started beating each […]

X, Rated

X is an ex-tremely ex-asperating causing many ex-pletives trying to think of a post for the A to Z Challenge. I’d go so far as to say it should be ex-peditiously ex-pelled from the alphabet, but that may be a slight ex-aggeration. So in desperation, and we’re talking scraping the very bottom of the barrel […]

Wedding Fever

This evening I have been making a cape and crown for my three year old son to wear to nursery tomorrow as a Prince (except he wants to be a King instead. Good lad – aim high). He has a vague realisation that some mystery Prince is marrying a girl who will be a Princess […]

Vengeance and Vaccinations

A guest post by Miss E Brown I have a tale, dear reader. A tale of warning – do not trust ANYONE. Today started like any other. I got up around five. Apparently Big Bro used to get up at that sort of time too but age has weakened him; not to the extent of […]