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... read more
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