• Family

    Stompa

    For those of you who know me well, you will know that my children do not go to bed. I don’t mean that I don’t put them to bed, I do, they go…

  • Family

    The TierNatty Method

    As per my previous post, I have been culling, culling, CULLING: LIKE DEFRA ON SPEED. But instead of badgers, it’s PLASTIC CRAP and instead of speed it’s quite a lot of coffee. I…

  • Family,  Life

    January 1st

    I woke up in quite a good mood and felt positive about the forthcoming year but my mood quickly soured when I came down to see the boys noses pressed to their tablets,…

  • Life

    Forgiveness

    I have been examining my conscience, as is my wont at this time of year. I think perhaps because it is the season of peace and good will to all man, I start…

  • Family

    What’s in a name

    Tom and I nip to the shops, as ever his blonde curls and angelic face attract an elderly lady who proceeds to coo over him. ‘Treasure this time’ she says to me (they…

  • Food

    Christmas shopping lists

        Right, come on, look, you’re just going to have to do this, get your food for Christmas sorted. I KNOW, it’s just the beginning of December but then it will suddenly…

  • Family

    Prod

    Prod I don’t know if i’ve ever mentioned our neighbour before? I have started calling him “Prod” because it rhymes with his name and it just seems altogether more appropriate for the lecherous…

  • Family

    Simon and Fiona

    ‘Have you done the holiday Waitrose shop?’ David asks me one day, we’re about four weeks off our annual jolly to Cornwall. ‘Oh bugger, totally forgot’ I say, opening the computer and clicking…

  • Family

    The Shaggers

    Given all my gripes about our house, it has had me thinking about all the houses we’ve lived in, there have been a LOT. We are actually very lucky to live where we…