The children’s school reports were issued today. Luckily ours got good reports so that means we get to go out for dinner. Normally we would go to the Chinese buffet but it seems to have gone down hill and really all Felix eats is masses of deep fried battered chicken swimming in a gelatinous sea bright pink sauce, Sophie eats… Read more →
Annie-Mo smiling by the pretty flowers in Sophie’s Godmother’s garden.
Annie is in bed and I have run out of sandpaper. As I can no longer sand the kitchen floor I decided to have an evening of relaxing and reading ‘The cat’s cradle’ by Kurt Vonnegut. I am really enjoying the book so far. Elsie and I are currently snuggled up on the sofa and the house is very peaceful… Read more →
It was the school fair today, a chaotic, busy, exhausting affair that parents endure twice a year because their children love it. Luckily I had a ‘get out of jail’ early card in the form of needing to get home by four o’clock to ensure the boys had packed, eaten and departed to camp on time. Having given strict orders… Read more →
Jay is 13! I wish him a fabulous, Fun filled year full of smiles, laughter,friends and tasty food.
Number 1 on the list of things you don’t want to hear when you are just about to run out the door to get Sophie to school. ‘Mama.’ ‘Yes Sophie?’ ‘I was just looking at the cat and when I looked back Annie had discovered the paddling pool.’ Queue moment for deep calming breath. Note to self… Empty said paddling… Read more →
Two days after le grande depart and everyone is still discussing Le Tour. ‘Where where you? Did you see the bikes? Did you enjoy it?’ Everyone I have spoken to has had a really good weekend. People really enjoyed the festive atmosphere and buzz about town. There seems to be no negative talk about the crowds or road closures. ‘Let’s… Read more →
Here is a picture of the pizza Annie-Mo got to first, before I had cooked it or even removed the packaging.
My friend asked her son to go to the newsagents one Sunday to buy the paper. Full of pride he arrived home, mission more then accomplished with arms sagging from the weight of two broadsheets. He preceded to explain to his bemused parents how when he realised his Mum had given him more then enough money for one paper, he… Read more →
The day dawned damp and grey but has brightened up beautifully. Good luck to everyone taking part, not only the cyclists but the Marshalls, tea and coffee helpers, sound/lighting engineers and all of those people who have a role to play in making this event spectacular.
Arriving at my lovely friend’s this evening I found them painting their nails ‘a le tour’. The idea had come from my beautiful godson, who had been dared by a girl at school to come to school wearing nail polish. Not one to baulk at the unusual and inspired by the coloured jerseys soon to be riding through our town… Read more →
A slight panic is setting in to people in Harrogate today as the reality of Le Tour with all it’s road closures, no parking signs, no camping signs, Harris fencing, porta loos and 3 million visitors kicks in. Parents have been notified by schools that should accessibility be a problem, children may be collect early on Friday. Some schools and… Read more →
Whilst the Sun shone, Annie and two of her little friends played happily in the paddling pool in our back garden. All the girls wore Sun suits, a fantastic invention. Made from uv protective material, the suits provide Sun protection in the water and out. Much easier then having to apply and reapply sunscreen to little, wiggley, slippery bodies.