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Brave Captain

Homework is done, school bags are packed, uniform is laid out and shoes are at the door. I’ve done all I can to reduce the morning’s stress levels, but will it help? If the last couple of weeks are anything to go by, then no, it won’t! It’s all the dilly dallying that I find…

5th Anniversary Card

Five Crazy Years

My husband and I celebrated our ‘wooden’ wedding anniversary last week and took advantage of school hours for a romantic escape! Off we went to York for a stroll around the city where we got married and then a little picnic in the Museum gardens. A very nice happily-married-for-44-years man kindly helped us capture a re-enactment…

Engagement card

Prior Engagement

The excitement of school seems to be interrupting sleep patterns in our house, rather than prolonging sleep as I was led to believe! Somebody having the same problem proposed the full moon theory on Twitter (!), any ideas are up for debate in my book when it comes to trying to understand sleep and how…

Sahara Trek Countdown

Sahara Trek Countdown

Saturday 6th September signaled the 6 month countdown to my departure for my Moroccan adventure in the desert. This means the end of ‘pre-training’ training and the start of the serious training! I have my newly added widget (to the right) to keep track of my countdown which is the equivalent of a wagging finger…

Starting school

So long Summer, see you next year

The last Saturday of our summer holidays has arrived, pleasantly so, with a long deep sleep and hot cross buns in bed (thank you thoughtful husband). So long Summer! I’m feeling slightly wistful about the end of this era with my children, but more excited about the times ahead, as we all prepare for full…

First Shoes

From First Birthday to First Shoes

Back at the beginning of the year my sister-in-law asked me for some advice on how to make something along the lines of a ‘First Shoes’ display. She’d seen the keepsake frame on The Great Little Trading Company, and despite having a search for a slightly more reasonably priced (!) box frame deep enough to hold…

Toot Toot

Summer of ’14

There’s no surer sign of summer coming to an end than the heating going back on and yes, we’ve passed that marker in our house! Anyone else?? Hubby has even gone back on hot water bottle duty a couple of times. Summer of ’14 appears to have exhausted itself funnily enough at the same time…

Meditation SOS

How to End Blogger’s Block

I’ve not blogged in a little while due to a severe case of summer-holidayitis, which itself has led to blogger’s block, the only cure for which is a VSI (very stressful incident) thereby providing inspiration to write again. I am therefore very grateful to the complete numpty’s that came into our house this morning, supposedly…