Finding a Reason

My writing used to be so much better than it is now. Well crafted posts. Explorations of thoughts and experiences, wrapped in a literary style that I’ve lost somewhere along the way. Perhaps it is time to reclaim some of it. The ability must be lurking somewhere in the depths of my head – no …

Autumn Arrives

It's mid-morning on Monday and I'm taking a break from the mayhem for a few minutes. The day began in somewhat chaotic fashion, due to my other half picking up a bug over the weekend and calling in to work sick. We somehow managed to explode the children out of bed, and send them on …

Standing Behind Mary Berry

On our way home from parents evening at our youngest's school yesterday evening, the clock struck "can't be bothered to cook anything" o'clock, so we stopped off at a supermarket en-route to buy ready meals.After gathering together a selection of fine looking curries, and pasta meals, I wandered off towards the checkouts to pay. I …

Alone for the Week

The younger children are at Guide Camp for the week - somewhere on the coast - and my other half is visiting the Lake District for a few days - at the opposite end of the country. For the first time in at least perhaps a decade, I'm going to find myself home alone this …

The Weekend So Far

Yesterday evening my other half headed out to a local music festival with her brother, and I had planned to have a quiet night in with my daughters - watch a movie, eat popcorn, and not do much on purpose. That's not quite how things panned out.While sitting at work yesterday a message appeared from …

Another Awards Evening

I left work an hour early this evening, in order to get home in time to feed the children before heading out to another school awards function. The children had been left instructions to make pasta, and might possibly have succeeded, but given Miss 13's culinary display at the weekend, I thought it better if …