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Gig

Tonight I am practising my Lent resolution of, not staying in.  I am going to see the band, ‘Bird man rallies’, and afterwards Matt is djing. Lots of lovely people have said they are going to be there so it should be a fun evening. I may even stay out past my bedtime.

So much cake, so little time

Toy Library clothes swap went well. I had four lovely friends who turned up to help out and I think that most of the profits came from us buying cake. We had all baked and the decision of what cake to buy was so difficult that we just had to try them all. There were chocolate cherry buns with white… Read more →

Lemon drizzle muffins

Lemon drizzle muffins

The other day, Felix brought home a recipe for lemon drizzle muffins. He isn’t taking food tech as a gcse, so I queried him as to why he was carrying around random recipes for baked goods. He explained that a girl in his form, who is taking food tech gcse, had been about to throw the recipe sheet in the… Read more →

Toy library clothes swap

This Friday I am hosting a clothes swap party at Harrogate and Knaresborough Toy library. I thought it would be a good way to introduce people to the joys of toy borrowing, whilst eating cake, getting a new wardrobe and raising some money for charity. I have even posted it as an event on Facebook. Thanks to Tina for the… Read more →

Enjoying the sunshine at the park

Enjoying the sunshine at the park

Today we have been enjoying the sunshine. Here are some photos. Annie on a slide in Starbeck park Sophie and Annie in the Valley Gardens Annie on a swing in the Valley Gardens.

Chamomile tea

I love cups of chamomile tea. With it’s warmth and gentle fragrance, chamomile tea feels like comfort in a cup. Afterwards I seem to sleep better and deeper. With a head full of governor information from tonight’s meeting it should be just the thing to help me switch off and relax. 

Spring

Spring

Warmth and sunshine filled today with a most mellow, spring like air. Out without coats and with no claggy mud sucking at our wellies, Matt, Annie and I enjoyed an Elsie walk down by the river. It does feel like we have turned a corner on the cold dampness of winter and are freewheeling into the fresh newness of spring…. Read more →

Bacon sausage burger burgers

At Dragondrop, if you bring home a certificate, you get to choose the evening meal. If are awarded two certificates in a row you get to choose the desert as well. This is a highly regarded prize and tonight Felix got to choose the meal for his accomplishments in English.  Being what I call a ‘carnivore deluxe’, as his favourite… Read more →

World book day

Today is world book day. The children at Sophie’s school were encouraged to come dressed up as a character from a book. I love seeing all the children dressed up in the playground. Some have very elaborate costumes and some just wear their party clothes. It’s great fun guessing who they have come as. Sophie dressed as Sophie from the… Read more →

Lent

As Lent approached, a common topic of conversation between the children has been,’what will you be giving up?’. In the past we have given up, sweets, chocolate ( a different category to sweets) junk food, spending money on non essentials, coffee and cake. It doesn’t matter what is decided upon or how many loop holes are created the resolution is… Read more →

Shove Tuesday

Shove Tuesday

Tonight we have enjoyed eating pancakes many different ways. I don’t mean upside down or whilst singing ‘The birdie song’. I mean taking a step away from the Dragondrop traditional lemon and sugar topping and trying something new. Top of the list of flavours were ham, ham and cheese and blueberry and cottage cheese. ‘Nothing too exotic’,as Felix would say…. Read more →

Online shopping

I have started shopping online using the stores free ‘click and collect’ service. I shop on Sunday afternoon when Annie is asleep and then collect my groceries Monday morning before Pi goes to school. I detest going to the supermarket so online shopping is a good solution for me. However it isn’t trouble free and there does need to be… Read more →

What happens when Jay borrows your phone.

What happens when Jay borrows your phone.

Jay borrowed my phone today. Later, finding it abandoned in the front room,  I discovered all my wallpapers had been changed. Secret notes have been created in various apps to surprise me with smiles and love. Jay also carefully edited these pictures of Annie and posted the finished result as my lock screen. He certainly knows how to keep my… Read more →