I’m a Mother…Get Me Out of Here!

I reckon anyone who’s a parent is MORE than qualified to be a contestant on ‘I’m a Celebrity…’ because we carry out our very own Bushtucker Trials EVERY DAY:  Rank Banquet – I’m betting that your face looks something like Jordan’s whenever your children have made something at school and they want you to taste […]

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Children

Money, Money, Money

I’m entering today’s post in the Superkid Savers Competition, set by MoneySupermarket.com, which is all about how to instil good savings’ habits in your kids, in the hope that I might pick up some handy tips for myself. 🙂 According to Katharine Whitehorn, famous British journalist, writer and columnist, ‘The easiest way for your children to […]

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Common Sense Thoughts

Mid Thirties’ Crisis

I turned thirty six on Saturday, but looking at me today you’d think I’d just turned eighty six. We had a great night out with friends on Saturday evening and then yesterday my husband had arranged for me and a friend to go for a pampering session at a local hotel.  We had a two course lunch followed […]

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Women

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

I personally don’t know why this film is classed as ‘horror’ OR why there’s so much screaming.  My husband has been ‘body snatched’ this week and I’m really quite pleased about it. I was suspicious on Monday when he got the hoover out unprompted (see ‘The Waltons’) but it’s got, to quote Alice in Wonderland, ‘curiouser and […]

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Film/TV Humour Men

Wonder Woman

I’ve ALWAYS loved Wonder Woman; she was the only superhero I ever wanted to be.  I even wrote into Jim’ll Fix It asking to be her (I won’t dwell on that, though). Yesterday I thought I might get my chance to emulate the great lady’s style. I went to pick up our eldest son and our […]

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Women

The World at Seven

Who’d have thought that a thirty five year old woman sat naked in the bath colouring her hair and a seven year old boy sat on the toilet having a poo could put the world to rights? Well last night, my eldest son and I did exactly that. We covered all the major topics in a sort […]

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Children

The Waltons

Something very strange has been happening over the last ten hours or so and if I didn’t know any better, I’d think it was still Halloween instead of Guy Fawkes Night. Today, Matthew, my family is…The Waltons. This morning I did the school and nursery runs WITHOUT ANY ARGUMENTS OR SHOUTING. Mon-u-mental. Then I took […]

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Children Humour

On This Day in History…

I’m having probably the most boring 1st November in history, so I decided to do a bit of research to see if this particular date has always been non-eventful.  Turns out, it hasn’t: The Arts In 1512, Michaelangelo’s paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel were first exhibited and in 1604, Shakespeare’s Othello was first presented. Politics In […]

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Thoughts

Trick or Treat?

The six of them huddled together for comfort in the too-small space that night.  Choking darkness had descended and a weak full moon struggled to offer even the most paltry illumination through the thick, ominous clouds.  The only sounds that could be heard in the claustrophobic, coffin-like surroundings were odd, sporadic rustlings and a strange, rhythmic banging. There was silence for a while…but then the […]

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Children Humour

Wendy

This is a tribute to our lovely friend, Wendy, whose birthday it is today.  It may be equivalent to a gift of a dodgy, oversized jumper from a smelly great aunt that you’re never going to wear, but you’re getting it anyway (and I thought you’d prefer watching Westlife to Barry Manilow.  You’re welcome): I remember all the times […]

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