My Game of Thrones Journey…

My Game of Thrones Journey…

…has got to Season 1, episode 5 and I’m throwing in the towel. I don’t want this post to be an “I’m too cool to even like GOT” thing. On the contrary I know that everyone’s opinion of this series is their own business and my opinion matters nil. I just sort of want to... read more
I’ve read The Pillars of the Earth!

I’ve read The Pillars of the Earth!

Seeing as I’ve sought company in my journey with this, I felt compelled to share my thoughts on completion.  Prior (Philip.. sniggers) to starting it myself I was reticent.  So many people assured me I’d love it.  They also followed it up with sentences a... read more
A Cabin in the Woods

A Cabin in the Woods

It takes a while once you have kids to come to terms with how you need to reframe your holiday (vacation) expectations. I remember clinging to the old life for a bit. We’d pay extreme amounts of money for middle-class,  baby friendly hotels, (the kind I’d imagine... read more
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... read more
18 Weeks to a BQ.  Delivered.

18 Weeks to a BQ. Delivered.

When I decided to call this blog 18 weeks to a BQ it was after some consideration.  That was a big statement of intent.  But then hey, don’t all the self help books tell you you’ve got to believe; fake it till you make it, dream big – all that.  This... read more