Friday, 30 November 2012


The little one has got this hat. Like a trapper style with fur inside. He wears it ALL THE TIME. Like a comfort blanket. He has it on all year. I prized it off his head and hid it in August 'cos what sort of numpty walks round in a fur hat in August?  
It came back out in September and it's been stuck on his head ever since. (I even caught him wearing the damn thing in bed.)
But last night he left it at cubs!!! 
Oh the trauma! 
He's had to wear a second rate woolly number today. He's so not happy!
Lucky for him Grandad knows the big cheese at cubs and was able to retrieve it this morning.
Phew. Panic over!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

dodgy boiler

The boiler, which has quite frankly always been rubbish, is now knackered. No hot water this morning. No heat. No nothing. Just a whirring noise like it's pretending to work. And a green flashing light like there's nothing whatsoever wrong with it. But it's lying. It's not doing it's job properly. It's NEVER done it's job properly. It's always been lazy. Bunking off every so often. Phoning in sick all the time. Needing a bit of a fuss before it'll work again. Then deciding it can't be arsed after all.
Well Dodgy Boiler, your days are numbered. Peter the Heater is coming this aft to size us up for a new model. And British Gas are coming on Thursday to try and charge us double for the same thing only on some easy payment plan to suit our financial requirements.
Meanwhile I'm wearing every piece of clothing I own and working really fast to keep warm.

Monday, 26 November 2012

party season

Went to a ball on Saturday night to raise money for the children's charity I'm involved in.
(Reuben and Friends ...go donate some cash. We need it. Ta)
Going on a school mums Christmas bash on Friday, a 40th on Saturday, the other half's Christmas do the following weekend....
Gonna be well and truly partied out by Christmas...

Friday, 23 November 2012

more than we bargained for

Went to the school Christmas fair tonight.
Came home with a load of tat and an extra kid.
Now the big kid and the extra kid are partying hard and showing no signs of fatigue...or of being quiet any time soon.
Knew the Christmas fair was a bad idea.

Thursday, 22 November 2012


And without any further fafferage the little man pulled out a winner......LizzieM please send me your address!
Thanks for all your comments people, much appreciated xx

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

busy week

No time to stop and chat...just to say I'll draw the card giveaway tonight....sometime...before I go to bed.... so if you want to enter do it NOW

Thursday, 15 November 2012


My Christmas cards arrived from Moo today.
They've done a fab job! And super speedy. I only ordered them on Sunday!
Anyway I've got 100 cards but I only have 96 mates so if you want to win a set of 4 cards leave me a comment below and I'll draw a name out of the Christmas stocking next week sometime ...when I have a minute....
And if you've never used Moo before follow this link and you can get 10% off...

Tuesday, 13 November 2012


I first met the other half 14 years ago today.
Actually that's probably not true since he was the year below me all through school. I must have walked past him at some point. Or stood near him in the playground. But I didn't notice. So it doesn't count.
But 14 years ago I was in some dodgy nightclub. I'd had a few Bacardi and Cokes and I couldn't find my way out. He kindly showed me the way. And jumped in my taxi. And came back to my place. He's kind like that.

Monday, 12 November 2012

the lights are on but nobody's home

The problem with having a fab weekend involving various parks and dogs and kids and sisters and babies is that you get up on Monday morning to find the house is a tip, there's no food in the fridge and every item of clothing you own is on the ironing pile. But you don't have time to do anything about it cos you have a pile of really urgent work to do. Urgently. So you just pretend the mess isn't there, break into the tin of Quality Street you bought in an organised manner for Christmas and hope that if an unexpected visitor arrives they don't spot you hiding behind the curtains....

Thursday, 8 November 2012


We have a new lodger.
I won him!!
From the fabbo blog by Nicola Pearson.
Smudge was a reject who couldn't be sold due to his imperfections. 
So he fits in well with us.
And we think he's perfect.
Check out Nikki's Etsy shop and start your Christmas shopping. Quick. Only 46 days to go you know!

Sunday, 4 November 2012

christmas in november?

It's ok to buy a Christmas top in November. Really it is. Especially if it's this one. From George at Asda. Go get your mitts on one. Quickly. Whilst stocks last.
They did a pretty good job of it I's the original design....

Saturday, 3 November 2012

public transport adventure

Yesterday me and my sister and our good friend Joanne and 8 kids went on a half term public transport adventure. We crossed West Yorkshire on buses and trains and arrived at a park in Ilkley. It chucked it down. Sideways. And it was freezing. Undeterred we bought ourselves an M&S picnic and ate al fresco. Then we retraced our steps on buses and trains. Standing up. We forgot that people finish work and need to go home on a Friday afternoon.
We were WELL GLAD to see our car at the bus station. staying home with a DVD and a pile of ironing...