If there is one thing I hate about school holidays it’s the feeding them bit. Yes I know it’s my parental duty to keep them alive and food is one of the important ones but give me a break. At least when they are at school there are only so many hours that they are home to ask for food. School holidays they always seem extra hungry and trying to fill them up is just a relentless task. ... Read More about My School Holiday Pet Hate
It’s a sad but also happy day in our house, actually garden, today. Ten years ago, when I was still married, we bought our son a slide. Not any old slide but one that would last awhile. Little did I realise that many years later I would be trying to convince my son it was time the slide moved on. This week the slide is going and it has been a long process to convince him he no longer needed a huge ... Read More about The Big Blue Slide
I had the following sent in an email and thought it was worth sharing as it makes you think. In the line at the supermarket, the cashier told an older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment. The woman apologized to him and explained, "We didn't have the green thing back in my day." The checkout responded, "That's our problem ... Read More about The Green Issue Generations Before
When I was offered Persil’s Small and Mighty to try out I was a little dubious. Having only used non-smelly washing tablets was I about to inflict days of inching on the kids and I? Would it actually deliver what it says on the bottle, small and mighty even in 30 minutes? Make the children into cart wheeling smiley children? Only one way to find out. ... Read More about Persil, can small and mighty do the job?
Divorcing a mountain bike enthusiast 10 years ago I thought I was able to hang up cycling shorts for good. Seems this isn’t so, when a kind friend offered me their old bike in ear shot of my daughter. To my surprise she got all enthusiastic and excited about her and I on bike ride together. I don’t share her love of horses so I did think it could provide a nice summery thing to do together, but ... Read More about Me in Cycling Shorts in Public
Today wasn’t very productive in the garden. I trying to keep out of the way today whilst the builders were fitting new fascias and guttering and trying their very best to get mess everywhere and the bless them they managed both. It was too sunny to be inside but too hot to do anything that productive apart from just sitting looking at the veg growing. ... Read More about What vegetable plant is this?
Being on a bit of green eco path I was rather excited to try out a new pair of eco Simple Shoes from the Nature Shop. I had heard about eco shoes before and must admit I was expecting something rather flimsy and newpaper-ish to arrive in a shoe box. So to un-wrap the tissue and find eco-certified suede shoes was a bit of a surprise. ... Read More about Eco Suede Shoes from Natures Shop
I had my bingo wings at the ready, bingo lingo all lined up and my dabber all filled up. Online bingo off I went. The modern world has evolved and I my trusty dabber wasn’t needed as it is all automated. Bingo lingo can still be used but I didn’t feel a bit of a prat talking to the computer screen. And we won’t talk about my bingo wings. No I had not had a mad moment, I had been asked to join ... Read More about Netmums Bingo at Sky Bingo
It's raining here in Cornwall but then it always rains in Cornwall. It's not just a quick shower and then sunshine, oh no we have constant all day rain. I am sure we get more rain then we use to when I was a kid. Of course it's probably just gearing up for the summer holidays in a few weeks time. The 6 weeks of the year when it is guaranteed to rain 24/7. The 6 weeks that can turn any sane adult ... Read More about The Dreaded Summer Holidays
Feeling rather smug with my veg growing efforts, I have decided its time to try a few new things. One of the big bonuses of growing my own veg is that the kids have started eating more vegetables. Partly because they do taste better but also the fact they picked the peas or pulled the carrots. So my next task is to get more fruit into them. The strawberries are proving a success. Even my son who ... Read More about This Week I Learnt About Fruit Trees
A few weeks ago my 14 year old daughter wrote me a note. I was so touched it made it on to Confessions of a Single Mum. You can read her note here. I had her permission to post it up and I think she got the bug as she asked if she could write something for the my site. I gave her a few suggests and she decided on writing what it is like having parents that are separated. ... Read More about Having Parents That Are Separated
My music mojo seems to have upped and left me. I don't know if this is just an age ting or just because teen music these days is just so bad. I use to like all the latest songs as much as the next and till fairly recently could be caught strutting my stuff in the kitchen to the latest beat. Â But a recent car journey with the teenager and top 40 CD left me running for ear muffs. Didn't help ... Read More about Music Mojo Where Are You