It has been three months since the girls, Jaygo and I moved to Dubai however It feels like so much longer. We have achieved so much in that time and the children have done so well adjusting to their new surroundings. Sophie often says Dubai is like England but with more rules and better weather and I agree with her…. Read more →

Matt and Annie funny

After dropping Sophie off to code club Matt asked Annie what she would like to do. Later when I phoned, I discovered them to to be in the pub. Matt was most pleased. He explained to me later. “I asked her what she would like to do and she said pub, I thought brilliant.” Whilst Matt pottered off to buy… Read more →


Jaygo’s broken his radius. Apparently, according to the nurse, it’s an impressive break. He is most chuffed and can’t wait for pi to wake up in the morning and see his cast. He told Matt he had broken his circumference. Funny boy.


And so it came to pass that I got a job, working for Harrogate and Knaresborough Toy Library. Annie-mo’s very pleased as it means she gets to go to her favourite place at least once a week and play, and eat toast and paint and generally have a brilliant time whilst I run the stay and play session. Most weeks… Read more →

Mothers day

Happy Mother’s day all you lovely Mama’s and Nana’s and fairy Grandma’s out there. I hope you all had a wonderful day full of smiles and happiness. I had a lovely day, Sophie sang me a special song she had written for me, my favourite line was the one that went, “Mama mama mama mama mama mama mama mama oooooooo,… Read more →

It’s official….

It’s official, I have decided to stop giving up stuff, stop being faddy and stop torturing my family with wierd diets. They have all been amazingly supportive throughout my madness but enough is enough. Life’s too short to not eat french baguette and Nutella, dippy cheese and good wine and frothy mocha’s topped with whipped cream. All the diets were… Read more →


Today was a cold start to the week, with freezing rain peppering Annie-Mo and I as we ran to Istanbul cafe in Harrogate. We were there to attend Donna’s birthday luncheon. The food was delicious, traditional Turkish fayre and with so much to choose from I can’t wait to go back. Matt is away until Wednesday evening so after dinner… Read more →

Surprise for Matt

As a life long Paddington fan Matt has wanted to watch the new film ever since it’s Christmas release. Whilst collection g Sophie from school I overheard a parent talking about watching it this Saturday in the cinema. Our local Odeon cinema hosts a Saturday matinée showing recently released children’s films that have been dropped from normal cinema viewing but… Read more →