Back to school

The children returned to school today. Only one more term to go until the summer holidays. This school year is speeding by. This morning I was worried as  Annie-Mo was still making no improvement. In fact she seemed to be getting worse. Her ears were so sore she couldn’t relax whilst feeding. Our doctors surgery is brilliant and an appointment… Read more →

Last day of the holidays

We enjoyed a relaxed day today making the most of the last day of the holidays. The weather helped out by opening up the heavens when we were about to venture out for a dog walk. We about turned and went back inside. Well, at least we tried. Annie-Mo visited the doctor today as she was still poorly. Apparently she… Read more →


Little lady is a little miserable but seems to be on the road to recovery, thank goodness. Just in time for her big sister’s birthday tomorrow.


Annie-Mo is poorly. She is hot and bothered and sad and very cuddley. I think it may be her teeth again. Today, much of it was spent on the sofa with her, snuggling. The others also took the opportunity to cosy in too, which was lovely. Jay regaled us with some new jokes he has learned. Here is one I… Read more →

Good Friday

We had a lazy day today but also quite social. We visited the children’s grandparents and were treated to hotcross buns and pink wafers. Sophie was in her element as she loves pink wafers, and when the blue ribands were brought out I think she nearly popped with happiness. Felix slowly ate his own body weight in hotcross buns. When… Read more →

First bbq

First bbq

Below are some pictures from the first bbq of the year. The friends were lovely, the food was delicious and the children had a great time decorating eggs. What a brilliant start to the bbq season.

McArthur Glen

Sophie has outgrown her school shoes. I prefer to buy Clarks shoes. I am not sure if they really are best for little feet now a days, but when I was little and my mum, a chiropadist, bought my shoes, she always bought them in Clarks. She used to talk about the damage other leading shoe manufacturers did to growing… Read more →


The children are winding each other up today. Each one is finely tuned to the others sensitive issues and is mercilessly agitating them and then complaining when their sibling reacts in an unpleasant manner. I have no siblings. I cannot understand why anyone would want to annoy, hit or be rude to anyone else. Apparently it’s all completely normal. Currently… Read more →