One of Those Days…

As soon as we came downstairs this morning and found that the puppy had ripped up her new bed and all the stuffing was hanging out, I suspected it might be ‘one of those days’. I believed it even more when I discovered that our three year old had weed in his pyjamas and when I went […]

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Domestic Goddess

Right, I’m getting freaked out now.  I got up at quarter to seven with our nineteen month old and since then I’ve: washed up and cleaned the kitchen, fed the animals (oh, and the children), put the recycling out, emptied the bin and cleaned it, wiped down the kitchen appliances and the door frames, polished downstairs, swept […]

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Cheers!

OK, so I’m on a white wine spritzer and it’s only half five, but I honestly deserve it; here are the reasons why: I ran round like a maniac at half eight this morning to capture my neighbour’s dog that had got loose and tethered her up until he could get out of work to come and […]

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Painful Pampering

For the last couple of weeks, my body has been telling me that it needs some TLC; the grey hairs have been threatening to rear their ugly heads, the rough skin on my feet has kept catching on the bedcovers and plucking them, the hairs on my legs (and probably from other parts of my body) […]

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Baby Brain

Can someone tell me how long Baby Brain lasts, please?  My three year old was booked in for his pre-school injections this morning and even though I had written the appointment in my diary, on the calendar and had pinned the letter up on the board in the kitchen, I still forgot to take him. […]

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Biology

On his camping weekend with the Beavers, our seven year old bought a sticky alien that you put in the fridge and apparently has a baby in three weeks.  As we travelled home in the car he informed us, ‘This is a girl alien because she has a big head which means she’s going to have […]

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Four Hours

Yesterday I cleaned SOLIDLY for four hours; I pulled out every piece of furniture and vacuumed and mopped behind it.  I wiped down doors, windows, radiators, walls and skirting boards.  I took all the cushions off the sofas and hoovered there and I physically rubbed my hands over every carpet to check that the hoover hadn’t left […]

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The Brothers Grimm

It’s like Goldilocks and the Three Bears in our house; I set out a small, medium and large toothbrush and put different amounts of toothpaste on each; I sort three lots of clothing into three separate piles and I even cool three plates of food to varying degrees before I give it to them (seven year old’s is […]

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On the 19th Day of June…

On the 19th day of June, my true love sent to me, An oven that blew up at teatime.   On the 19th day of June, my true love sent to me, Two soiled carpets And an oven that blew up at teatime.   On the 19th day of June, my true love sent to […]

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Ashes to Ashes

Little did we know when we went to Birmingham this weekend for the Good Food Show Summer that we would be travelling back in time, circa 1988. We went to the wrong Premier Inn initially; the woman on reception told us we needed to follow the road and drive around six roundabouts before we reached […]

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