Last Saturday a lovely friend made me the ultimate birthday cake. Four layers of different favoured sponge comprising of chocolate, chocolate caramel, vanilla and caramel. Generous amounts of caramel and chocolate cemented them together. As if that wasn’t enough the whole cake was then covered in chocolate. It looked amazing and tasted even better. I haven’t eaten it all myself,… Read more →
Annie has enjoyed having her little friend Audry to play this morning and Sophie also has a friend coming to play this afternoon. Pi has their activities all planned out. Hama beads first. For those of you without little girls, Hama beads are plastic beads you position on a pinned plastic board in a design of your choosing. Once finished,… Read more →
Wednesdays have turned into super busy days. This evening we have been to Finlay’s 12th birthday party which was lovely. Lots of friends, cake and balloons made for a fun filled time. Part way through Felix arrived, fresh from ‘HYPE’ a percussion club he attends. I excused Pi and I from the festivities to deliver her to Beavers, where she… Read more →
Here is a picture of my splendid new glasses. They are much better then their predecessors which I returned to the shop because they didn’t suit me. When Matt asked me what they were called, he reminded me that frames are named. My new glasses are called Margery. I think it suits them.
The dehydrator is going home tomorrow. It’s owner asked if she could collect it today but I managed to persuade her to let me keep it for one more day. So tonight I am having a dehydratathon. With every shelf is full, the dehydrator is running at maximum capacity. There is pineapple, mango, banana and pineapple fruit leather, buck wheat… Read more →
Geocaching, a brew with a view
I was going to write a blog today all about www.yorkshirebrickshow.co.uk at the National coal mining museum today. It is just one of many things that I was going to do today. The first was get up early and get to the Lego exhibition for when it opened. Well, we did get up early thanks to Annie and her love of… Read more →
This looks like a good day out, might even bring the children.
Dropping off and collecting Pi and my Godson from the Lego workshop they have both been attending. Making a fantastic bean chilli. Watching really cute clips of baby sloths potty training, micro pigs snuffling about and a mama pug giving her baby pugs (pugglings?)a bath, on t’interweb, with Jay. Drinking mochas with Felix. Having my stiff, aching shoulders eased by… Read more →
A very dear friend of my mine gave me two books for my birthday after hearing about my 365 mission and my aim to stretch my ‘writing muscle’. With personal trainers like these two, I feel now my ‘writing muscle’ is in very good hands.
Today the children,Sophie’s friend and I met up with the children’s Grandparents for a spot of lunch at Jaygo’s favourite cafe on Leeds road. Even though the children were well behaved, it was very brave of them to meet us all for lunch. A trip to the park to burn off some energy was our first mission, then to the… Read more →
It’s half term. The children are off school for a week. I find that there are two ways to play it, by ear or to strategically plan every day. The former does my head in. I make suggestions, they say ‘no’. I ask what they want to do, they say ‘watch technology’. We end up at loggerheads, they end up… Read more →
We bought a new printer today. It sits in the front room by Felix’s favourite sofa. Because it’s wireless you don’t need to be attached to it to print something out. In fact, apparently you don’t even need to be in the same house or even the same country to print (although I do as my phone doesn’t support cloud… Read more →
Today is my birthday. I have come out of hiding today to walk to Ripley and eat icecream for breakfast and eat tapas with Matt for tea. I also lucky to share my birthday with some lovely friends and wish them all a brilliant day too.
Happy Valentine’s day from everyone here at Dragondrop. I hope you all are having a wonderful day and someone out there has made you smile. Here is a note of 8 things that happened on February 14th in history; 1. 270 – St. Valentine is beheaded 2. 1895 – Oscar Wilde’s final play, The Importance of Being Earnest, opens at the St. James’ Theatre… Read more →