Today’s news from dragondrop

Felix had his school leavers vaccinations today. He was a very brave boy. He is very handsome. He is the best. He is sat next to me dictating this. After her bath this morning Annie painted her tummy with her new markers. Imagine my surprise when I went to pop her nappy on and discovered she had also coloured in… Read more →

Hurray

Hurray, the washing machine is fixed, Sophie worked very hard and got all her spellings correct, the children tidied the kitchen whilst I was at a governors meeting and the evenings are currently still warm enough to not require a coat.  It’s all good, long may it last.

Washing rations

Oh no, our washing machine has broken again. This time it won’t progress past the first two minutes. I have checked the filter only to find half a ds stylus. That reminds me of the joke  what is worse then finding a maggot in your Apple? Finding half a maggot. What is worse then finding a stylus in your filter?… Read more →

Winter residence

Winter residence

Snowy has been returned to his winter residence in the banqueting hall. We are all delighted to hear his squeaks and snuffles as he potters around in his cage. He gets so much more attention being inside and he is played with all the time. Sophie and Annie love getting him out for cuddles or to brush him and feed… Read more →

Winter squash under attack

Winter squash under attack

Annie-Mo is such a big fan of home grown fruit and vegetables that it’s rare she will allow a strawberry to develop it’s full luscious flavour and ruby red hue, preferring to nab each one at their small hard green stage and then sneak off to eat it behind a garden chair. Annie also likes to steal tomatoes thinking that… Read more →

Taco Tuesday

Taco Tuesday

Today Annie and I spent the morning in the lovely company of Nanty Nina and Aunty Tinana, eating chocolate Danishes and drinking coffee. Websatvinnthe back gardennsoaking up the sunshine whilst Annie played in the paddling pool. Tonight Jaygo asked if we could have tacos for dinner. Everyone enjoyed making their own taco combinations even Sophie who forgot to notice I… Read more →

Front page Elsie

Front page Elsie

Matt sent me a picture of Elsie on the front page of the recent Holiday Cottage’s brochure. The picture was taken when he used to work for them. Apparently Elsie had a wonderful day on the shoot and came home filled with doggie treats. This is what Matt thinks Elsie would be saying in her, ‘famous for five minutes’ interview…. Read more →

Party field

Party field

This weekend we camped in the party field to celebrate Tinana and Kath`s birthday. We spent a lovely weekend sitting by a camp fire, toasting s’mores (marshmallow toasted and squished between the chocolate side of a digestive biscuit) drinking fizz and pina coladas, chasing Annie and Max around and generally having a splendid time.

Jules’s crumble

Jules’s crumble

The lovely Jules brought us a crumble filled with the most amazing array of tasty fruit, apple,pear,blackberry,apricot,plum and ginger. It was almost half demolished before I could even get a photo. I commented to Matt how delicious the crumble was. His reply summed it up,’Well you didn’t think a desert made by Jules would be anything other then brilliant.’

Rampant squash

Rampant squash

Tinana gave me a squash plant. I think, actually she must have grown it from Jack’s magic beans because it has grown and grown, taking over the whole flower bed and is now heading up to the bathroom and onwards to giant land. I shall have to send one of the boys up to the top to bring back the… Read more →

Cheeky Mo

Cheeky Mo

Look who I found this morning wandering about with an empty packet of sugar from the paper recycling area and a tooth brush she had purloined from the bathroom. She was dipping the toothbrush into the sugar packet and then sucking the sugar granules off it. Interesting method of brushing her teeth.

Back to school

The children started back to school today. Felix is in year eleven and will be sitting his gcse’s this academic year. Jay is in year nine and will be choosing his gcse options this year, and Sophie is in year four. This house is very quiet with them all gone and Annie napping. That is until four o’clock when they… Read more →

Saturday’s adventures

When I switched my phone on this morning it had made this lovely montages from the pictures I took yesterday. https://plus.google.com/100417522735927162987/stories/fc3e1512-0584-3b17-87ac-50def04a9df11482a4a34e9?authkey=CM3M-bfhn9z7uwE

Party Organising

Party Organising

It’s nearly Fi’s birthday so there is a party to organise, wine to drink a and pizza to eat. Oh it’s a hard life.