Children, Christmas, Crafts, Making stuff

Making stuff 22: needle felt gonk

By large boy (the gonk, not the blog post), entirely his own design made up as he went along. Yesterday's advent activity was "crafts", which drew a disappointed sigh. I'd bought a couple of kits to make a wreath and pompom gonks because I am not crafty myself. But the boys were thoroughly unimpressed. So… Continue reading Making stuff 22: needle felt gonk

Kindle and mug of tea sitting in the sun
Children, Reading, Review

October 2022 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! I think I've done well extracting reviews from them this month, especially from large boy. Large boy A World Without Princes, The Last Ever After,… Continue reading October 2022 Reading

Children, Writing

My downstairs loo smells of pee

My downstairs loo smells of pee was it himself, large boy, small boy, or all three? My downstairs loo smells of pee again whatever I say, they just can't aim. My downstairs loo smells of pee when I sit down, the whiff comes up. My downstairs loo smells of pee sometimes they even leave a… Continue reading My downstairs loo smells of pee

Children

Cucumbers and cats

Apologies in advance for the brief post. Himself has buggered off on a work trip and the kids have three million activities this week and I'm travelling next week. So yeah, writing anything meaningful is a stretch. Large boy came out with what I thought was absolute gibberish at tea time: https://twitter.com/AndSmelly/status/1579529439331115011?t=ZzsWK6P560rP6TASRauYVQ&s=19 Then he said… Continue reading Cucumbers and cats

Kindle and mug of tea sitting in the sun
Children, Reading, Review

September 2022 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! I think I've done well extracting pretty wordy reviews from them this month. Large boy Grimwood by Nadia Shireen It's about two foxes who live… Continue reading September 2022 Reading