Category: Random Ramblings

Thank You, Twitter

  Dear Twitter, Since you came into my life, you have given me so much. I felt it was about time that I thanked you for it and shared all that you have done. For the purposes of this letter, I will overlook the time that you may have (most …

The School-Run

As I write this, I’ve now completed two morning school-runs. Just two, and I have to say, I’m not keen. Boo is only at pre-school, so she goes for two full days a week. She is at the same nursery that she’s been at since January, but she did two …

Way Back When…

For this week’s What’s the Story? Boo and I have been looking through old photo albums. Boo is particularly keen on our photos from Disneyworld, way before she was born, and she’s mightily impressed that we met Mickey! But it was actually this photo that caught my eye, as it …

Little Man is 1 Today!

It’s first birthday time at the Reading Residence today! Though I can hardly believe that this time has already come, it is Little Man’s birthday today. Here he was this time last year… He arrived by planned C-Section at 11.12 am on 3rd September, 2012, and came into the world …

Open Garden Day

On Sunday I was fortunate enough to be selling my cards in a gorgeous garden local to me, opening for charity for one day only. I was set up in the dining room, with the patio doors opening out onto the garden, so this was my view for the day.. …

Story of Mum

Today, I’m delighted to be taking part in the Story of Mum blog tour and exhibition. As mothers, it’s not often that we feel seen, heard and valued. Yet our everyday stories matter, and sharing them can inspire others. Story of Mum: Mums making an exhibition of ourselves is a …

Man Laughs in the Face of Hannibal

I’m linking up with What’s the Story? today and sharing with you one of my all-time favourite photos… This is my brother, and famed horrifying serial killer Hannibal Lecter. And does he tremble in his wake? No, he looks ridiculously chipper and cheerful to be photographed with him! We took …

The Next Picasso?

The 3 year-old is into her drawing and colouring-in in quite a big way. She adores it. She has endless colouring books, blank pads, crayons and also a blackboard for her to indulge all of her creative urges. The blackboard is responsible for regular doodles (the husband has been known …

A Stroll Through My Mum’s Garden

Regular readers will know that I’ve recently started a garden re-design, Project Garden, with A LOT of help from my mum. She’s a keen gardener, and has always come over to mine and taken over my garden, too! She retired at Christmas, and since then, has been spending hours and …

Room 101 Meme

I’ve been tagged! Thanks to Sarah over at MyBeautifulThree, I’ve been asked to share with you three things that I’d put into Room 101. You’ll probably know what Room 101 is, from either the book or the TV programme. In case you don’t, here’s a quote from Orwell’s 1984 to …

Children’s Parties – Do We Have To?

Little Man will be turning 1 at the start of September, and Boo is coming up to her fourth birthday, in early October. Naturally, I’ve been pondering how best to mark these milestones and make them special for the children. And I guess that’s the sticking point and crux of …

Cousins

As I like to on a Monday, I’m linking up today’s post with What’s the Story? and Magic Moments. I’m sharing a photo with you that was taken last summer, when Little Man was yet to make his appearance, hence him not getting in on the action!   Boo (and …

My Ultimate Summer Driving List

I have been tagged by the lovely Gina, over at Cold Tea and Smelly Nappies to share with you my ultimate summer driving list. I love that Gina’s got me involved, as these meme’s are always fun to blog about it, though I fear it’s going to expose me and …

Do You Judge a Reader By Their Cover?

  I do wonder this. You see someone reading a copy of a Discworld novel on the train – are they a geek? Someone reading Crime and Punishment – are they intelligent? I read a lot of romance books. Regency romance is by far my favourite genre. I love Julia …

Our Lunch Date

For today’s What’s the Story? and Magic Moments post, it’s a really simple photo, depicting a really simple thing. My husband, with our children, in a park.   I took it last Thursday, when I decided, spontaneously, to pack up a picnic and go and meet him for his lunch-break. …

Been To The Cinema Lately?

  Have you been to the cinema lately? We have. It’s expensive. It was for the husband’s birthday, and it was just the two of us, and I was genuinely shocked at how much it was. Am I just getting old?! It cost us £8.50 each, and then, as we were …

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