Sophie loves the bars at the park up Harlow hill.
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 →
Today the children and I picniced with a friend and her boys on the Stray. The Stray is an area of grass measuring 200acres square running through Harrogate. It belongs to the local residents and as such cannot be built on or used for anything not community based. The Stray always must measure 200 acres so if one section of… Read more →
Today the children and I watched Hotel Transylvania. The story revolves around Count Dracula and his daughter Mavis who is about to come of age at 118. Count Dracula has a fear of humans and has built the Hotel Transylvania in the middle of nowhere to ensure his beloved daughter never has to encounter any humans and no humans can… Read more →
Matt is on a stag do, in Brighton. Whilst he ia away I am on child, dog, house, and food duty. Also it’s my friends hen do, so if I can, I would love to go and spend some time with them. As it’s partially a day event I can bring the girls along and escort them home when everyone… Read more →
Sophie dressing up as a flower girl Sophie and her friend after rollerskating
Although Sophie’s birthday isn’t till the 21st April the best time for her to have her party was Sunday. Ten little girls and I arrived at the roller disco for two hours of rollertastic fun. Luckily I had persuaded my lovely friend Belinda to help out as not many of the little ladies had skated before. Laden down by ten… Read more →
Felix has been on a scout camp cycling adventure for the past 3 days. He had a wonderful time and arrived home today pink cheeked and glowing with outdoorness. After his bath he retired to bed with his cat for a well earned sleep.
I was showing Sophie’s little friend our guinea pig. In a bid to introduce some educational facts into the situation, I pointed to Snowy’s red eyes and asked, ‘ do you know what you call an animal with red eyes?’ Sophie’s friend looked up at me as he replied with absolute certainty, ‘evil’.
This Lemon drizzle mufffin recipe comes highly recommended by everyone at Dragondrop.
My cousin Peter’s horse Big Shu is running in the Grand National today, currently at 20/1. Our house is very excited but not as excited as I bet his house is. Growing up the Grand National was the only time Mum ever gambled. Uncle Frank, who owned Back Rath stud farm in Kildare, would give us the low down on… Read more →
Wet Wet Wet, ‘Goodnight girl’ was number 1 on my 14th birthday. Apparently your 14th birthday tune is your life theme tune. Obviously, looking at the above single proves that that idea is Rubbish! In America the number 1 at that time was Right said Fred ‘I’m too sexy’. Maybe not better but definitely funnier. Have a go by clicking… Read more →
I bought Annie a book which plays her nursery rhymes. This isn’t such a great purchase for the following reasons. Number 1, as one song is playing the baby can press another tune which will then play along side the first. A cacophany of plinky plonky noise then issues from the book till the last rhyme has run it’s course…. Read more →
I spent an hour this morning digging in the front garden. Fat worms curled in every spade full happy to return to their freshly turned home and afterwards I felt a sense of contentment as I surveyed my weed free plot. My feel good mood may not have been simply due to the fact the garden looked better but also… Read more →
Parents evening went well tonight. As a governor I was able to chat to parents about their experience of the school and address any concerns they might have. Now that parents know and can recognise the governors it will hopefully encourage them to come find us in the playground should there be an issue they would like to discuss. Sophie’s… Read more →