So we've arrived at the grey middle of September. I can hardly believe that it's over a month since we returned from our long awaited holiday in France. We took all the stuff, and didn't need some of it. We had an amazing time though. I ate all the cheese and patisseries, sat in the… Continue reading Looking back on our holiday
I think we've established by now that my only claim to any goddess-like levels of domesticity is my habit of making gin, jam, and chutney. Last year (2021) focus was on the gins, with a bit of hedgerow jelly for completeness. In 2020, I made a ridiculous 6 gins but just one jelly. The year… Continue reading Making stuff 21: gin and jam 2022
I follow the wonderful That MidLife MaMa Donna on Facebook and she's ace. In particular, one of her posts caught my eye recently. https://www.facebook.com/100063737432941/posts/pfbid08qsLmXzsnDUZpw6LhbFHqzjDG4XSXf2WC29NTVq1To3JsNe5Qr2wLpGq3qgyTYFhl/ WordPress seems to trim the text there, here's what Donna said: Find your daughter’s teacher on social media and friend her. This is the advice I received last night. Immediately I… Continue reading To friend (verb) or not?
I usually do a post on a Friday. Today, I had something to write, but then the death of Queen Elizabeth II was announced last night. I'm sure there will be lots of tributes and posts mourning her passing, but I'm not jumping onto that thread. I'm just going to take a day off. The… Continue reading No post today
This is a work post. I don't post about work very much because, well, it's generally pretty boring to people outside of my domain. I mean, seriously, I work in software, duller than dull right? Most people think software development is as obscure and highly technical as chemistry (doh, PhD chemist here too, double trouble).… Continue reading Dilemma Resolved
Back to school 2022 feels normal again, more like 2021. Which is a far cry from 2020 but back to how 2019 was. It's been sort of normal, at least it's only been 5 weeks away from their friends compared to the 20 or so in 2020. Next year will be very different again, with… Continue reading Back to school 2022
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! Sorry, we skipped the July post at the start of August because we were away and I couldn't be bothered. Large boy Hurrah! He hit… Continue reading July and August 2022 Reading