Monday, 29 February 2016

happy leap year

An extra day. Yay! What did you do with yours? I did some work with mine. And some food making. And some dog walking. And some child nagging. And some picking-up-of-all-the-crap-everyone-dumped-around-the-house. And of course my February round-up picture. 
Actually I didn't. I did that whilst watching telly last night. But all the other exciting stuff was true. I really did do all that. In. One. Day. 

Saturday, 27 February 2016


You wait 12 months for a bunch of flowers and 3 come along at once! Lucky old me :)
First I got the Valentine's Day roses. Then my friend dropped off another bunch along with her kids when they came to stay for the night. Then yesterday I met another friend for a coffee. Her Dad died recently so I took her some lilies. And in a freakish coincidence she turned up with some for me!! Lilies! The same! How weird is that! 
Feel free to send me a bunch next week people. My studio is a happier place with flowers.

Saturday, 20 February 2016


It was half term this week. In sleep terms it started off good. Really good. No alarm clocks just WakeUpWhenYouWakeUp. The kids sleep late these days. The big one would sleep all day given half the chance. So all was good in the land of nod. But then on Thursday me and the other half went to this wedding and didn't go to bed till 2 o'clock. In. The. Morning! And then on Friday night my friend's kids were staying over. Which was ok cos they're 7 and 10 and know how to sleep. But in a last minute plan change the sister-in-law asked us to have our niece as well. She's 3. She doesn't know how to sleep. She knows how to wake up 4 times in the night asking for Mummy. And she knows how to wake up super early full of beans and raring to go.
I am past that stage in my life.
I am exhausted.
I had to have a NanaNap this afternoon. 
That is all.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

valentine kisses

If no-one bought you flowers go buy yourself some. Or chocolate. Or both. Buy both. Get wine as well. You deserve it.
I got beauty red roses :) 
It's the only day I ever get them so no apologies for showing off :)

Saturday, 13 February 2016

it's a lurve thing

Love is in the air this weekend... but it will have to wait till tomorrow in our house. I'm out with the girls tonight. Well, this afternoon actually. We're starting early. Need to avoid all those annoying Valentine couples....

Wednesday, 10 February 2016


We have to set off to school at 7.15 am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays cos the little one does this compulsory reading thing. Where they don't actually read anything. Twice. A. Week.
Getting up at stupid o'clock goes down really well in our house.
But this morning it was ever-so-slightly-a-little-bit light when we set off! Not like bright sunlight or anything. But not pitch black. So that's a step in the right direction isn't it? #springisontheway

Monday, 8 February 2016

chinese new year

Kung Hei Fat Choi! 
It's the year of the monkey. The other half is a monkey. And so is the little one. I will say no more.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

is it summer yet?

Today my sister MADE me go to the park. In the rain. With 4 kids. But no dogs cos it was too muddy for dogs when you don't own a dog shower.
Anyway, it was surprisingly good. It's always better in crap weather cos there's no-one else there. We only saw a couple of hardy dog owners. The ones who have an in-built dog shower in their hallway. The kids had mucho fun making like Peppa Pig and jumping in muddy puddles. We made like Daddy Pig and laughed a lot. it nearly summer yet?

Monday, 1 February 2016

january 2016

Well that's the grimmest month of the year out of the way. Have I mentioned I hate January? 
I know February is still grim. But it's lighter a bit longer, it's half term AND it's only a short one. 
Not as short as normal though. Someone sneaked an extra day in at the end. The buggers. Add the extra day to August you idiots!