Category: Random Ramblings

What Has Your Sofa Seen During Its Lifetime?

Well, that’s the question, isn’t it? We actually got our sofas just after Little Man was born. I remember commenting that for the first two or three weeks of his life he must have thought that only sofa shops existed in the outside world, as every time we took him …

How Old Is Your Chit-Chat?

You’ll know that I love words and language here. Whether I be writing them or reading them, I find words to be fascinating and evocative, hence I created Word of the Week. I enjoy reading all of those language-based posts, finding out how people have chosen to sum up their …

Beating the FOMO Bug

What FOMO? OK, just in case you don’t know what on earth I’m talking about here, let me explain about FOMO in case it’s totally passed you by… ‘anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website’ The …

Game of Thrones Season 6 is Coming…

…and I suspect that Winter won’t be far behind it. Now there aren’t many shows that have me literally counting down until it starts again, the date of Monday 25th April emblazoned on my brain. But Game of Thrones will do that to you, won’t it? It will be simulcast …

My Spring Wish Lyst

Ah, the days are getting lighter, the temperature is slowly creeping up. This means that my thoughts turn to spending more time in the garden, looking forward to summer and of course, breaking out the spring wardrobe! Having spent months huddled in warm jumpers, denim skirts and knee-high boots, along …

5 Every Day Things That Scare Me

As I was doing something the other day that scared me, the idea for sharing these little fears of mine with you popped into my mind. I’m not talking serious phobias or anything here, just the every day things that I encounter that scare me. Totes normal stuff…. 1. Steamed …

SpongeBob SquarePants on NOW TV

SpongeBob SquarePants is on NOW TV, which means that Little Man and Boo have ‘discovered’ it. Unlike some of the shows that they watch, I’m actually quite happy about this one as I like it, too, featuring it in my Top 5 Nickelodeon Shows for that very reason. Squidward Tentacles is …

Those Dreaded Words…

The words that you do not want to hear. The words that tell you, innocently and without malice, that your kids’ feet have grown. Again. Yes, that brief painless moment, taking all of a few seconds that suddenly means I’m going to be spending a fortune that week on footwear. …

Which Historical Figures Are You Talking About?

As many of you will know, I’m currently studying History with the Open University. As such, I felt it was totally justified to treat myself to a subscription of BBC History magazine. Totally justified and I have thoroughly enjoyed my first copy that arrived a couple of weeks ago. Whilst …

End of Term Euphoria

At last, end of term my dear friend, we meet again. This morning’s school run was full of that end of term euphoria, and you know it is mainly from the parents rather than the kids. Yes, the children are hurrying in as there was talk of a visit from …

Gin In A Plastic Cup & A Sticky Floor

Gin in a plastic cup and a sticky floor. My Saturday night. My Saturday night was loud, hot, sticky, and fabulous. Drinks were served in plastic cups, to save me ripping up my feet over broken glass. I should really preface this little tale with the context that my usual Saturday …

Siblings March 2016

I know that I say this every month, but Little Man and Boo draw ever closer. They are the best of friends and it seems that they both totally understand how the big sister/little brother dynamic works. My girl does all that she can to protect and look out for …

Five Under £5 for March

It’s that time again, so I’m taking part in Julia’s #fiveunder5 series for this month, where I will share with you five things that I’ve bought for under a fiver in recent weeks…. We went on an outing into Birmingham recently, and as is always the case we spent an inordinate amount …

A Lesson For My Daughter

My 6 year old was reticent to tell me about a problem she’d had at school the other day. This is unusual for her, she’s rarely quiet. I coaxed it out of her and it seems that she struggled that day with some comprehension work she was doing within her guided …

Understanding Cord Blood Banking

When Cells 4 Life got in touch with me wanting to share their work, I admit I knew very little about cord blood banking. So I decided to invite them to tell us all more about it….. Every year in the UK 800,000 babies are born and with them there …

Our Top 5 Holiday Destinations

It’s that time of year where thoughts turn to holidays, isn’t it? Holidays gone-by come rushing to the forefront of my mind, dreams of LA, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Barcelona and so many more. Spring is showing signs of springing so my mind wanders onwards to summer and then I start …

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