Friday, 30 March 2018

march 18

I'm home. And knackered.
But it's a bank holiday weekend.
This was March. 
Now can we have spring please.

Thursday, 22 March 2018


Haven't had much time for the old blog this week.... I've been busy getting all my work out of the way and getting stuff ready for Bologna. I'm going to the Children's Book Fair next week. Woohoo! Never been before. Dead excited. Apparently the food in Bologna is amazing too. Bonus! 

Friday, 16 March 2018

weekend.... woohoo

The other half is going away for the weekend. On a mountain biking weekend to be precise. Which doesn't just mean that I get to take charge of the remote control and the best spot on the sofa for the duration. It also means the sodding bloody buggering bike will be out of the house! Like all weekend! Time for a celebration!

Wednesday, 14 March 2018


I'm going to Bologna Book Fair in a couple of weeks so on top of my normal pile of work I've been trying to squeeze in a Blurb book. And numerous postcardy bits. And stickers. And business cards. In the hope that someone will want to look at them. They better bloody look at them. Getting everything the right size and uploading file after file has turned my brain to mush. Throw in a jaunt to London on Monday for a meeting and a last minute nursery range that was super top urgent and it turns out I've already done a full week's work. But it's only Wednesday morning. How can this be?

Sunday, 11 March 2018

mother's day

We took our Mum out for afternoon tea yesterday. My sister and I downed a few glasses of prosecco and my Mum drove us home. She truly is marvellous. Happy Mother's Day Normski x

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

nice weather for ducks...

I'm happy with rain though...the snow was very lovely but it's time to move on.

Sunday, 4 March 2018


Current mood 👇🏼
Could be the weather.
Could be hormonal.
Could be that I've run out of chocolate.
Could be the fact I've had 2 kids and an adult child off all week getting under my feet and asking what's to eat.
Could be that I tried to book my usual 10am Tesco delivery slot for tomorrow and the earliest I can get is Wednesday. (So the answer to their question from now on will be "fuck all I'm afraid.")
Could be cos the fecking bike is STILL in the dining room.
Could be just my miserable personality.
Who knows.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

spring please

After 3 days of being housebound the cabin fever set in. So last night the eldest and I dug my car out and we pegged it to M&S to stock up on essentials (pizza, crisps, chocolate and wine) 
I'm hoping that the snow will sod off now and we can get going with Spring. I'm bored of wearing all the clothes I own at the same time.

Thursday, 1 March 2018


So it snowed. Quite a bit. We measured it. 20cm on the table outside. And it's absobloodylutely freezing. real need for THREE actual days off school. At the risk of offending any teachers out there...they're having a bloody laugh. The schools decided at about 4pm today that they would remain closed tomorrow. Eh? My phone says no more snow between now and then. Wtf?
If those teachers were self employed and only got paid if they actually turned up and worked I'm betting the schools would all be open tomorrow. 
Just saying...