Ladies of leisure

Like many ladies, my house is full to bursting with stuff. My stuff, Matt’s stuff, the kids stuff, even the animals have stuff. So the last thing I wanted or needed was more stuff. Christmas though, presented a problem. What presents would maintain my need for less with my friends similar need for less. Then I had my lightbulb moment…. Read more →

Huh! It works!

Huh! It works!

Here’s a picture of me and my dog, kindly face – swapped, by a colleague at work who’s puts his high-end photoshop skills to good use both professionally, and for comedy value. Seeing this on here is awesome-sauce. Amaze-balls. DragonDrop is fixed. Sort of. I had a stinker of an issue where the media and images were not working. I… Read more →


I””m in the back yard. I””ve just been handed a smoothie.. Wondering what I”m going to do with this here website. Back in the day when I was on a one man crusade to get everyone blogging, I used to say stuff like “don””””t think, just write”. I used to have people saying – oh but my life is so… Read more →


So that””s a first. Since 2002, has posted at least one article in a calendar month; but as you can see, there””s a gap in the teeth of 2015 in the shape of April. There””s been a technical issue – which I””m trying to resolve. There””s loads of technical issues actually, but I won””t bore you with the details…. Read more →


Jaygo’s broken his radius. Apparently, according to the nurse, it’s an impressive break. He is most chuffed and can’t wait for pi to wake up in the morning and see his cast. He told Matt he had broken his circumference. Funny boy.


And so it came to pass that I got a job, working for Harrogate and Knaresborough Toy Library. Annie-mo’s very pleased as it means she gets to go to her favourite place at least once a week and play, and eat toast and paint and generally have a brilliant time whilst I run the stay and play session. Most weeks… Read more →

Mothers day

Happy Mother’s day all you lovely Mama’s and Nana’s and fairy Grandma’s out there. I hope you all had a wonderful day full of smiles and happiness. I had a lovely day, Sophie sang me a special song she had written for me, my favourite line was the one that went, “Mama mama mama mama mama mama mama mama oooooooo,… Read more →

It’s official….

It’s official, I have decided to stop giving up stuff, stop being faddy and stop torturing my family with wierd diets. They have all been amazingly supportive throughout my madness but enough is enough. Life’s too short to not eat french baguette and Nutella, dippy cheese and good wine and frothy mocha’s topped with whipped cream. All the diets were… Read more →


Today was a cold start to the week, with freezing rain peppering Annie-Mo and I as we ran to Istanbul cafe in Harrogate. We were there to attend Donna’s birthday luncheon. The food was delicious, traditional Turkish fayre and with so much to choose from I can’t wait to go back. Matt is away until Wednesday evening so after dinner… Read more →

Surprise for Matt

As a life long Paddington fan Matt has wanted to watch the new film ever since it’s Christmas release. Whilst collection g Sophie from school I overheard a parent talking about watching it this Saturday in the cinema. Our local Odeon cinema hosts a Saturday matinée showing recently released children’s films that have been dropped from normal cinema viewing but… Read more →