Some time ago, I decided to dye my hair, all part of trying to rediscover whatever va-va voom was left. I settled on red and love it. My Dad said “Oh yes, your Mum went through the red phase”. In one sentence, I was convinced next time it would be a different colour. My children … Continue reading
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Halloween treats from Ocado
Opening your front door at this time of year to witches and ghouls can only mean one thing – it’s Halloween. Children look for sweet and spooky surprises and Ocado has a scary selection of treats. Whether you’re looking to decorate your home so it looks appropriately otherworldly, are out to dress your children in devilish … Continue reading
An attempt at a poem for mums – ONEMums
The rather adorable and not too-angelic Penny over at the Alexander Residence tagged me on this one ages ago. The problem was trying to write something as good as she did. Having worked out that I never will and it doesn’t really matter, here is my attempt at the ONEMUMS linky. Warning – I have … Continue reading
What are this week’s reasons to be cheerful?
When did I last celebrate all the good stuff? It is high time I got back to telling my happy stuff once a week. So what are reasons to smile this week? 1. I have just had a haircut, it is very short and snazzy. I intend to colour it after the hairdresser referred to … Continue reading
A wonderful children’s book – The Body Collector
Trick or treat? How about a book as an unusual treat for Halloween. We highly recommend The Body Collector sent to us to review. It is a book that grown-ups will really enjoy reading as there is wonderful dry humour that you can share with your little ones. Even on the nights when you are … Continue reading
Should you have some boudoir photography done?
Have you ever had some boudoir style photographs done or thought about doing so? Is it a scary thought? Every Wednesday, I blog about how it is possible to move forwards positively and sometimes to surprise yourself. Let it be known now that I am a) very overweight and b)am by nature very shy After … Continue reading
One month on
It somehow seems wrong not to acknowledge that it is one month since my Dad died. Of course, we have done the funeral and the ashes ceremony. There don’t seem to be any rituals for what to do one month on. In weeks or months, the 23rd will just be another day of the month. … Continue reading
It’s time we fixed it! My reflections on the Jimmy Saville controversy.
I have various things to say about the Jimmy Saville controversy. You always end up thinking twice about what you say or write on such matters but perhaps that is what we really, to coin a phrase, need to fix. Not speaking out can only play into the hands of the perpetrators. Firstly, child abuse is … Continue reading
Halloween friend from Build-a-bear
Halloween is just around the corner and although many do, not every child likes the spookier elements of it. If you have younger children or ones that just don’t enjoy being scared, you can still do Halloween with Build-a-bear workshop. With Half-Term just round the corner, why not visit one of their stores for a … Continue reading
It isn’t my fault!
It is categorically not my fault that … 1. The sink is blocked 2. That you did not get a receipt and just handed over loads of cash 3. That you are in trouble for not handing in your homework 4. That I have not always lived in this town. 5. That you arranged to … Continue reading