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Wow

Wow

What an amazing birthday spread, seafood platter, champagne, desert, fresh bread and real butter. How delicious and what a treat. Thank you Fi you gorgeous lady, Matt was so surprised and soo happy with this unexpected feast.

Happy birthday Matt

Happy birthday Matt

Happy birthday beautiful man. Wishing you a wonderful day and a fabulous year.

Dad and Dennis

Dad and Dennis

It’s nice to see that even grown ups like my Dad and his friend Dennis can still do silly things that make them smile. I just hope Lizzisaurus Rex doesn’t develop a taste for smoking.

Tasting tray

Tasting tray

Our local pub serves lots of different beers, often having unusual guest beers on tap. I love trying different beers but it can get a little leery on a school night. To counteract this the pub has come up with a tasting tray. This consists of three glasses, each one third of a a pint. I like to get three… Read more →

Elsie dog memoir

I entered a memoir competition this weekend. I received an email today to say unfortunately the memoir must be my own and using Elsie dog diary wasn’t allowed. Still it was fun to look over all my Elsie musings. They brought back some funny memories that made us all smile. The diary is still online if anyone else would like… Read more →

Not quite organised

Monday mornings can be quite hectic in the dragondrop household. To make matters worse I normally collect our shopping from Asda at eight and whisk it home for everyone to then make pack lunches and depart for school/work. This weekend I had a cunning plan to collect my shopping on Sunday evening then everyone could make their lunches   and not… Read more →

Happy 50th birthday Fi

Happy 50th birthday Fi

Happy birthday gorgeous lady. We all had an amazing evening celebrating you. Love always xx

A Fishy tail

I discovered something interesting today. Whilst filing some paperwork I came across my fridge manual. As it’s far more interesting then paperwork I had a flick through and discovered my fridge has a drip tray in it’s back. I had no idea that although I had cleaned out the frozen fish drips from inside the fridge there was a whole… Read more →

Today’s news from dragondrop

Felix had his school leavers vaccinations today. He was a very brave boy. He is very handsome. He is the best. He is sat next to me dictating this. After her bath this morning Annie painted her tummy with her new markers. Imagine my surprise when I went to pop her nappy on and discovered she had also coloured in… Read more →

Hurray

Hurray, the washing machine is fixed, Sophie worked very hard and got all her spellings correct, the children tidied the kitchen whilst I was at a governors meeting and the evenings are currently still warm enough to not require a coat.  It’s all good, long may it last.

Washing rations

Oh no, our washing machine has broken again. This time it won’t progress past the first two minutes. I have checked the filter only to find half a ds stylus. That reminds me of the joke  what is worse then finding a maggot in your Apple? Finding half a maggot. What is worse then finding a stylus in your filter?… Read more →

Winter residence

Winter residence

Snowy has been returned to his winter residence in the banqueting hall. We are all delighted to hear his squeaks and snuffles as he potters around in his cage. He gets so much more attention being inside and he is played with all the time. Sophie and Annie love getting him out for cuddles or to brush him and feed… Read more →

Winter squash under attack

Winter squash under attack

Annie-Mo is such a big fan of home grown fruit and vegetables that it’s rare she will allow a strawberry to develop it’s full luscious flavour and ruby red hue, preferring to nab each one at their small hard green stage and then sneak off to eat it behind a garden chair. Annie also likes to steal tomatoes thinking that… Read more →

Taco Tuesday

Taco Tuesday

Today Annie and I spent the morning in the lovely company of Nanty Nina and Aunty Tinana, eating chocolate Danishes and drinking coffee. Websatvinnthe back gardennsoaking up the sunshine whilst Annie played in the paddling pool. Tonight Jaygo asked if we could have tacos for dinner. Everyone enjoyed making their own taco combinations even Sophie who forgot to notice I… Read more →