Category: Random Ramblings

Childhood Memories

I spent a little time getting lost in Pinterest the other day (as can so easily happen), as I was creating a board full of My Childhood memories. With toys, music and TV programmes flooding into my mind – The Flumps anyone? – I was back there again. I was …

A Beautiful Language

As I was mooching about in the world of Stumbleupon the other day, I paused when I found this article. 117 Most Beautiful Words in the English Language. Do you know, I sat there and read though each one, and I cannot disagree with the writer, they are beautiful words. …

Boo Captures The Colour

When I saw that Travel Supermarket were running a children’s photography competition, Kids Capture the Colour, in conjuction with Venture Photography, I knew that Boo would want to get involved. She may be only 3, but she enjoys anything creative and if there are gadgets involved, then that’s even better! …

Little Man Has Shoes! No Easy Task….

We woke today knowing that it’d be an important day for Little Man, a milestone. It was time to buy him his first pair of shoes. He’s been taking more and more steps lately, and so a shoe shopping trip was in our sights. His lovely auntie and uncle gave …

10 Gorgeous Christmas Gifts For Children

As regular readers will know, it was Little Man’s first birthday a couple of weeks ago, and it’ll be Boo’s fourth birthday next month. As any weirdly organised parent does, I tend to compile a list of gift ideas for them throughout the year, which allows me to put quite …

Trolley Love

Whenever we go to a supermarket now, Boo likes to sit in the trolley with Little Man. She used to love being free to look at (and grab) everything, but the lure of being in there with her brother must be too tempting! This is very handy for me, as …

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 …

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