Monday, 4 May 2015

1st May Bank Holiday Weekend 2015

Sian thought about participating in a Women's White Collar Boxing event, but her buddy dropped out. On Saturday night we went to see the event she would have been in. Unexpectedly, I found it utterly compelling! Maybe next year...

On Monday we went to Paradise Park. I had never been before. The inside part was very English circa 1986. Rather charming, in a crap kind of way. The outside had some lovely gardens though. Not that the boys were particularly interested.

More keen on scaring Mummy Siany:

And driving their boats.
It was a nice break from the X-Box.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Weekend with (some) Gees

One of the things that has spelt success for this summer holiday is not going anywhere. Luckily, not ever everyone in my family is quite so rigid. Rachel came down with Adam and Rosie and we had lots of fun! Tweens are a good reason to re-acquaint with Brighton pier, Groomsbridge Place, and a tonne of summer fair junk food. 

It was also teddy's birthday.

Perhaps a sign of too much of a good thing -- look what they chose for snacks on the last morning:

Gratitude Tuesday: Virgin Active

All through the school holidays I've been making extensive use of Virgin Active. For a parent like me that shudders in horror at the thought of 13 hours of unstructured time with zero me-time, having a two hour block in the morning for exercise and e-mail is perfect. 

I can then manage to be reasonably "present" for a picnic and playtime in the woods. They don't mind the phone coming out when the purpose is taking their picture. Today, mostly monkeys in trees. 

Saturday, 17 August 2013

I'm Back & Baking

We've missed having a log of life, so I'm back. Not a lot has changed. 

Monday, 26 March 2012

Weekend in the Sun

"I think I'll go for a walk outside now, the summer sun's calling my name! I hear you now, I just can't stay inside all day, I gotta get out, get me some of those ray-ay-ays!"

Whoever places the lyric first, will be showered with public praise and admiration.

Anyway, we have been having fantastic weather! Mum came down this past weekend, and we did lots of outdoor playing.

Tom and Grandma bonded over rocks.

Isn't this photo adorable? Not so much in reality, the bib wasn't ours.

Go carts, go! Me, not so much.

Harry getting as close as possible to Grandma to have a giggle over chips.

Good times.

Thursday, 22 March 2012


I am exhausted. The under fives have not been sleeping well. I have been busy at work. And I have spent the evening preparing for tomorrow's bake sale. I am a living stereotype.

Thank goodness evolution made sure they are damn cute.

Monday, 12 March 2012


I will admit that most of the time I am really happy that our boys are in nursery 3 days per week (rather than 5), and really happy that I am not the one at home those 2 days.

But I will admit to a pang of jealousy when I received this pic of the boys on the beach. We are having such gorgeous weather! Yay Spring.