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…

Sunflowers card

Sunflowers – An Easy Easel

Happy Friday! Hubby has just come home and whisked the children with the-energy-that-knows-no-bounds out the front door for a bike ride. They amaze me, as they should be exhausted now! I know I am, out all day in this lovely summer sun, in the garden, running around the park, climbing, sliding, swinging from the trees,…

Congratulations

Summer Congratulations

Tonight I’m sharing a summery card I made a few weeks ago for a gorgeous family with some special news. The main card colour is Strawberry Creme by Lime Tree Craft, picked up at a craft fair and repeated for the lacey square die, the punched border (Tonic Studios Daisy Border), and the tag die (Joy…

Meditation spot

Meditation as a mental health strategy

Yesterday began fine, but then withdrawal set in from my weekend reduction in the SNRI I’m trying to wean off, and all I wanted to do was go back to bed and sleep. I felt tearful for absolutely no reason at all, but decided I wasn’t giving in to the “damn drugs!” and was going…

Teacher's Gift

Graduation… from nursery!

Kids asleep, double Corrie, hot Vimto, and a packet of Poppets, followed by 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown and a sneaky swig of the hubby’s Peroni – Friday night bliss!!! Thank the sun gods for the end of another hectic week, and sadly the end of an era at the boys’ nursery school.…

Tour de France

Tour de France 2014 – Grand Départ

Well what an exciting morning in our little village as Stage 1 of the Tour de France 2014 made their Grand Départ and came right through Pool in Wharfedale! My eldest and I had a little recce at about 9am and decided we’d better take our spots for a good view! Next came the publicity caravan…

I Do

I Do and I Did it!

Monday mornings – bleurgh, when you wish you could rewind to the start of the weekend or fast forward to the next one! I’ve a poorly child tucked up to my right, grey clouds to my left, and 100 chores jumping up and down waving frantically all around me. I thought it was about time…

Birthday Car(d)

Birthday Car (d)

Would desperately like to blog tonight but for the last few days I have been starting to have some trouble with the switch from one antidepressant to another (SNRI to SSRI) and it is beginning to wear me out. I am getting some bothersome withdrawal symptoms from my latest reduction of the SNRI which is…