Oh, the presents you can get from the present

Oh, the presents you can get from the present

I have an excellent friend who often reminds me to be mindful.  Fairly often I will message her with a woe or a problem, sometimes rational, more often less so.  Very often it will be completely over -(self)analysed.  She will listen, she will sympathise and soothe...
School holidays – It’s not about the money?

School holidays – It’s not about the money?

My kids are back to school this week after 12 weeks of me providing them with constant high-octane entertainment. *Not strictly true, there were some elements of delegation. **OK there was a lot of that. But hey, we did some shizzle people, as did most people. We went...
You say baked beans, we say baked beans, but…

You say baked beans, we say baked beans, but…

My kids are in baseball camp.  I am actively choosing to write a blog post about baked beans.  Yep, that’s how pointless I’ve become.  But this is happening.  Honest! There is some deep double meaning to all this, the bean thing, well that’s a...
The Last Day of School

The Last Day of School

Today was the end of the school year in America.  Yep, Brit friends, you know that half term you’re having… and the other WHOLE HALF TERM you’ll have before the summer holidays?  Well, here it’s a bit like that, but they don’t go back to...
Six.

Six.

Today is my son Ben’s 6th Birthday.  I have sort of got in the habit of writing him a blog love letter on this day for the past few years so, here we go again beautiful Benny! Oh my baby!  This kid!  I’m sure there is a point where little kids stop being...