Posted in April 2013

Margaret Thatcher and me


I have thought long and hard about posting anything about Margaret Thatcher. Having lost parents in recent years, I sympathise with her family and friends. I cannot be a fan but however much that is the case there is little doubt the woman has had an impact on my life. I first became away of … Continue reading

What are my reasons to be cheerful?


I am feeling a bit rough today.  It is self-inflicted before anyone starts heaping sympathy on me. It feels good to luxuriate under a duvet thinking about what has made me happy in the last week. 1. The children have returned to school.  I know that sound awful but I do find that I need … Continue reading

Will you support the Lullaby Trust?


Today is a special day in the world of bloggers and charities. As I love both worlds, I am joining in and hope you do too in whatever way you feel able. The Lullaby Trust is the new name for the charity that works to support all those affected by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. You … Continue reading

What are my reasons to be cheerful?


As the school holidays come to an end, let’s focus on all things positive. 1. We have had a great Easter. Lots of time doing simple family stuff like days out, chilling at home, baking and that sort of thing. Here’s to the long lie-in too! 2. Despite slacking a little, I did not go … Continue reading

Vegetable – #SnapHappyBritMums


Today’s theme for #SnapHappyBritMums is Vegetable. I have wanted to share this photo for a while because it gives an idea of just how large the meals were on my recent visit to the States.

Pet- #SnapHappyBritMums


I am late doing #SnapHappyBritMums on a theme of pet. Yesterday I was at a farm seeing cows, goats, donkeys and chickens. My children held 6 day old chicks. My daughter was very nervous so did not last long but my son was smitten and kept going back to the chicks time and time again. … Continue reading

One of those estates


We live on one of those estates. The ones that get looked down on and people who never visit them have so much to say about none of it positive. Our house is not the biggest in the world and some might think we could do with more space. For us, this feels like a … Continue reading