We're off on a jaunt over half term, a week in Brittany followed by the 24H of Le Mans centenary race. I'm taking a little break
May 2023 Reading
I do a monthly round up for everything we've read each month. Himself focuses on science articles and forums and news, so he's not getting a section - books only! Large boy Despite his recent embargo on me writing about him, large boy has agreed to help with the reviews this month, if somewhat briefly.… Continue reading May 2023 Reading
Climate Change Collective Post 10: How green spaces help our planet
The wonderful Krista has shared the tenth post in the series being run by the Climate Change Collective. .... in recent years we’ve also been experiencing more and hotter days than I ever remember in the place I’ve lived my whole life. The data agrees that we are indeed seeing changes in our usual patterns. ... Though… Continue reading Climate Change Collective Post 10: How green spaces help our planet
I may have mentioned that we're in the midst of some major renovations at home. We aren't even at the half way point yet but I thought I'd share some pictures of the progress so far. Before My hated kitchen... it wasn't hugely aesthetically offensive, but it was incredibly badly designed, awkward and the workmanship… Continue reading Progress report
How to cope when it’s all a bit much
In case you haven't noticed, we have a lot of life going on at the moment. We have turmoil, the horrors of year 6, the preparation for building work, lots of training at work for me and travel for himself, plus large boy's unmentionable leg (post to follow later when it's hopefully resolved), running frustrations,… Continue reading How to cope when it’s all a bit much
Year 6 Horrors: 4 SATS
I've decided to document large boy's journey through his year 6 experiences with a series of posts sharing a tongue in cheek assessment of what it's like having a 10 or 11 year old child. SATS Hmm maybe not so much tongue in cheek on this on. Not to mention it would probably have been… Continue reading Year 6 Horrors: 4 SATS
Why men’s clothes are better?
I have this pair of jeans that I can't throw away. I've had them for about 18 years, they were from Next in a size 10 (even though I was and am usually an 8) in the "boyfriend" style. Back then, "boyfriend" meant baggy and these have double back pockets and a hook thingy that… Continue reading Why men’s clothes are better?
Oh the dust!
Just a quick one today as there remains an excess of lifey stuff going on here. The builders are getting on with making big holes into which to pour concrete for pads to support, well, most of the house. Today they were cutting through the cement subfloor of the hall. And oh the dust! I… Continue reading Oh the dust!
Changes, disturbances, a whirlpool of disruption. Normal life a distant memory. Temporary solutions, barely getting by. Vacillating between the challenges and spinning all the plates, nothing's broken, yet. Whenever people have asked me "how's it going" lately, my response has been "there's a lot of life going on right now". If you follow my Instagram,… Continue reading Turmoil
April 2023 Reading
I do a monthly round up for everything we've read each month. Himself focuses on science articles and forums and news, so he's not getting a section - books only! Large boy Despite his recent embargo on me writing about him, large boy has agreed to help with the reviews this month, if somewhat briefly.… Continue reading April 2023 Reading