It's difficult to know quite how to interpret what the husband means when he says he's always surprised to get home to a freshly cooked tea and all three children still alive. Bit of a back handed compliment? But it still amazes me when I get to 5:30pm (over 10 hours since he left for… Continue reading Waah went the baby
Part 1: A view from the web Just to demonstrate insanity runs in the family, my sister wrote back: Dear Webster I’m sorry to hear you’re feeling a bit run down at present; ‘Mr Skinny Legs’, how very dare they! Please rest assured that you have done nothing wrong; you were chosen for this job specially… Continue reading Reply to a view from the web
We've been to a few Messy Church sessions. Some have been super busy. Some have involved paint on clothes. Some have overrun the time so much we've had to leave before the end due to nap needs. Today's was really relaxed and I came away feeling calm. It's also the first one I've been to… Continue reading Messy Church
Dear Cool Auntie, Although you're not my auntie, you're my original keeper really. I'm told you wouldn't be parted with me and that's why I came to live with you. I'm sure you looked after me fondly and I was getting kind of bored sat in the basket in your old room. But I'd really… Continue reading A view from the web
Time is doing funny things at the moment. A day can feel like a week. A week can vanish before it's even started. It's only a month since the construction started on the home office and the decorating and big room shuffle is already done. Our bedroom is testimony to the fact the finer details… Continue reading Elasticity and time
Key Facts Junction: M56 junction 5 Rough time to destination from junction: 15 minutes Age of travellers: 4 years, 2 3/4 years, 8 months Cost: National Trust An eclectic mix, with some working aspects of the original cotton mill, tours of the apprentice house, gardens, general estate, second hand bookshop and a number of eating… Continue reading Quarry Bank Mill
The count down to blast off is now firmly under way. The birthday party is a distant memory, the foreman's report has been written and the excitement of the new bedroom is still very real. But the daily conversation is about going on a Pendalino. And in some detail. Some questions I can answer, like… Continue reading Preparation for blast off
It's easy to dismiss teaching little ones on a Sunday morning. In my opinion it is however very wrong. Fuddle's Keeper is two and a half. She can re-count numerous stories and songs. She can tell me, on repeat, about going to the park with her friend with all the elephants a fortnight or more… Continue reading Why Sunday is for two year olds too!