My own little bit of magical realism – because all children should live in a more charming world…

Today Child 1 lost her third tooth. She's not keen on blood and mess so she has never wobbled those that have now departed. Instead she moaned about how distracting the whole process is. Children her age are just discovering that folkloric figures like Father Christmas may not be as real as the (generally) rotund … Continue reading My own little bit of magical realism – because all children should live in a more charming world…

It’s a blast from the past throwback Thursday today…

Gutting for many of those 'of a certain age' is the news that Boot's Seventeen range of makeup is presently being pulled from the shelves. For so many girls and young women, it was our first access to makeup. With legends like Twilight Teaser and Black Cherries lipsticks we could look like shimmery surfer girls … Continue reading It’s a blast from the past throwback Thursday today…

Follow Friday – who I follow and why…

I live and work social media and the digital world and that can mean that I need to edit my personal use. There's a lot to look at and nobody can keep an eye on it all. I'm a bit super but, despite what my kids think, I'm not Wonder Woman. This Friday I offer … Continue reading Follow Friday – who I follow and why…

What to do on a Friday 13th – “Get out of the Water”!

I have just had a wonderful day. Really, truly delightful - so delightful, in fact, that I forgot the date. What's in a date, anyway? It's just a number, after all. However, without dates and holidays and big, pertinent events, blogs would probably dry up. There's only so much that I can draw on from … Continue reading What to do on a Friday 13th – “Get out of the Water”!

Review Tuesday – Ecover non-bio laundry liquid and concentrated fabric conditioner…

I rarely do reviews - although, if you want to read some, I recommend - but I was sent a goodie bag from the kind people at Ecover last September. I've only just got round to writing this review because I had moved into a new flat with a new (to me) washing machine and … Continue reading Review Tuesday – Ecover non-bio laundry liquid and concentrated fabric conditioner…

Porridge can be posh too…

Porridge - or 'oatmeal', as our American cousins say - is pretty standard breakfast fare during the 9 months that serve as sprautumn / winter here in Liverpool. I know you all know how to make basic porridge. I know you all know that you can use whatever milk you like. I know you know … Continue reading Porridge can be posh too…

I was supposed to be writing a marketing strategy but life got in the way…

Just spent an hour tracking down the pesky varmints who held up Barbie's bank. She was not having any of that. She and Jessie formed a round up gang and tracked the criminals down to the disused mine shaft. They arrested Telly the Fisher Price rotary phone and Bad Cat but some of the gang … Continue reading I was supposed to be writing a marketing strategy but life got in the way…

Flashback…

If anyone thinks I'm not a social media natural, I simply refer them to this post - written during the labour of child 1. I even managed to write this comment... "I can confirm that 'we' are in labour. For that, please read: I'm just lying around while my tiny, so far unborn, offspring tries … Continue reading Flashback…

Monday morning tutorial #3 – the Sunday night bath

The art of a bearable Monday is survival. Don't expect more - you're not a Disney princess. However, you can make it less of a nightmare and more of a hiatus if you're careful. Thus I advise making Sunday evening a pleasure. Lay out your clothes for the next day and have a bath. Nothing … Continue reading Monday morning tutorial #3 – the Sunday night bath

Monday morning tutorial #2: pick your clothes carefully…

The best way to spend Monday is in bed - obviously. However, the need to eat and pay rent is pressing for most of us. Some of us are lucky enough to be able to work from home - often I can - but most people have to drag themselves out of bed, stumble into … Continue reading Monday morning tutorial #2: pick your clothes carefully…