Chinese laundry

Now that the weather has turned wet and windy my washing can no longer be hung outside to dry. Instead it resides flung over banisters and towel airers in the hope it will dry before getting smelly. All the landings look like a Chinese laundry and there is a feeling of having to fight through the washing to get from… Read more →

Rainbow

Rainbow

Sophie, Annie and I spotted a gorgeous rainbow on the way home today.

Toy library outdoor fun

Toy library outdoor fun

Annie and her friend Ozzie had a wonderful time at Harrogate and Knaresborough Toy Library’s outdoor play session. At £3 a session they really are very good value. The sun shone and it was the perfect day to spend some time outside playing in mud and water and generally having a fantastic time. Annie and Ozzie borrowed waterproofs and wellies… Read more →

Sophie

Sophie

I was looking through my phone photo album. I think a certain little lady has being playing with the photo editor. The pictures made me smile and I thought they might make you too.

The Modern Alchemist

When I was a child my mother and I used to frequent the theatre often. I saw many of the classics, Gypsy,Hello Dolly, Fiddler on the Roof, before I even knew what a classic was. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to keep up the tradition with my children being as I have so many and theatre tickets are really expensive…. Read more →

Ladybird party

Ladybird party

Sophie and I were walking home today when we discovered a ladybird party. More ladybirds then either of us had ever seen in one place at one time had gathered on a sign and on the next few signs along the path. Sophie took one of the ladybirds home to eat the aphids on our rose bush. Maybe we should… Read more →

Annie-Mo

Annie-Mo

Here are some recent Annie-Mo pictures. Just like her big sister and one of her older brother’s, Annie is very into shoes. They don’t even need to be hers or fit perfectly. She loves being outside and enjoys climbing up onto people’s doorsteps then shouting ‘ready’ and jumping off. Each new day brings new words and new exciting things to… Read more →

Johnny Clasper

Every year our school hosts a disco and silent auction. Parents and friends of the school donate prizes which people bid for by writing the amount they would like to pay on a list underneath the prize. The winner is the last amount recorded when the time runs out. This year I won two tickets to the Harrogate fringe festival,… Read more →

Sophie-Pi and Annie-Mo’s Christening

Sophie-Pi and Annie-Mo’s Christening

Today Sophie-Pi and Annie-Mo were christened at Christ church. Sophie was very excited and had spent a lot of last night reading up on what would occur during the service. Soptic, ‘so the vicar will throw water over me Mama?’ Me,’ Not quite throw darling, more daub’. Dada, ‘yes, it isn’t like it’s the ‘holy bucket challenge’. Sophie, ‘ I… Read more →

Bebe Clarence

Bebe Clarence

Today we had the privilege of meeting bebe Clarence for the first time. He is completely gorgeous and had every lady in the house big and little cooing over him. Sophie got to have the first cuddle. She is amazing with babies and just swoops in and they all adore her.