This new year welcomes the arrival of the year of the wooden horse and says goodbye to the year of the water snake. People born in the year of the horse are said to be animated, active and energetic and love being in a crowd. They are quick to learn independence and they have a straightforward and positive attitude towards life…. Read more →
I am sat outside Jaygo’ s scout hut waiting for him to finish. It’s a cold evening and there has been talk of snow ,but no fluffy white flakes yet. Most Thursdays I take advantage of the gap between dropping Jay off and collecting him to visit one of my friends. The tradition started when she was getting married. We… Read more →
I quite like rainy days. It’s nice to have an excuse to stay inside and hibernate all warm and snuggley. Talking about hibernating, my friend’s tortoise Thomas has just awoken after 17 weeks asleep. Sophie and I brought him round some cucumber as a good morning gift. He won’t have eaten for around 25 weeks as tortoises stop eating a… Read more →
One of my friends this morning texted me to ask about my plans further on in the week. I replied and completed my response with a happy Tuesday. She concurred and ended with,’Happy tunes day’. What a good idea, I thought. Earlier, in a fit of decluttering, I discovered my Chemical Brothers ‘Exit planet dust’, album hiding. I think I… Read more →
Tonight we went to a friends to have pizza and exchange Christmas presents. Our lives have been so busy that it has taken till now for us to have an evening free at the same time. Daddy John is getting Chocolate vodka. He and I share a love of chocolate and chocolatey things hence my inspiration for his gift. I… Read more →
Just before Christmas we were given two , one week’s free membership to the Academy. The Academy is a health club in Harrogate. It’s so much nicer then the local swim baths. There is carpet on the floor in the changing rooms, the power shower’s temperature is adjustable not universally boiling or freezing. Most important though is the fact the… Read more →
Happy Burns night everyone. I hope you all have caught your haggis, distilled your whiskey and are ready for some clootie pudding fun. We are.
Annie and I out on a walk Felix and I Dada and Annie Tinana, Belinda and I after we had been paintballing for Belinda’s birthday Jaygo and I paintballing Aunty Rachel, Sophie and Annie Annie and her favourite woven ring which she loves putting on her head.
If you hold your hand up to the sun for a second around 1 billion neutrinos will have passed through it. This particle, so abundant in our universe, is a by product of radiation but due to its almost massless nature it is very hard to study. Scientists believe that understanding this ‘ghost particle’ will provide information to everything from… Read more →
Matt and I finished ‘Breaking Bad’ last night. It was a hard fought battle my behalf to get through to the end as there were quite a few episodes that put me so far out of my comfort zone I was nearly sat next door. The story revolves around Walter White an uninspiring science teacher who finds out he has… Read more →
Whilst eating a most delicious piece of Welsh rarebit this lunch time I was lost in reverie when Sophie pulled me back to reality by commenting”you have a stringey”. “Pardon”, I spluttered. “A stringey”, she repeated pointing to the strand of cheese connecting my mouth to the melted rarebit. “Ahhh”, I said. Then thought, what a great name. I never… Read more →
While Matt and Jaygo braved the elements, Sophie and I decided to take Annie for her first visit to the cinema. We went to the eleven o’clock kids club at the Harrogate Odeon cinema. It used to be one adult free per child but apparently that changed a while ago (shows how long it’s been since we last went). It… Read more →
Hurrah it’s Friday. This week has gone by so quickly yet last Friday seems like it happened at least a month ago. Felix set off this evening to go on scout camp. It was supposed to snow tomorrow but I think the weather has changed it’s mind. Felix will be sleeping under canvas hence the name ‘silly chilly camp’. Rather… Read more →