It never rains but it pours

You know why people say “don’t put off what you can do today” ? Because if you do, it’ll be something you have to do outside, and it’ll RAIN!

Happy Kids Outdoor

Life skills and University

Who says the Stanford University dean is right (along with all the other people that have written articles and books on the subject) – perhaps they are all wrong.


Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

3 ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies!! How can a recipe get any easier than that? Better yet… it only takes 10 minutes to throw together so you can do it before the children come home.

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A great Common Sense idea

        So, I’ve been listening to people, and parents and other individuals. Know what? I’ve come to the conclusions that the whole world suffers from a lack of Common Sense. Serious –  lack – of – common – sense. So I came up with a brilliant idea. Most people can’t stand my […]


Long holidays with teenagers

Movies are expensive – days in the park don’t interest teenagers. Xbox does. Holidays can become expensive.

warm chicken salad

Warm chicken salad

Warm Chicken Salad – Kids quite like the warm chicken with the colder leaves, and mine love chicken anyway. It takes me about 10 minutes to chop and make.


Go VOTE!! It’s important!

Today is #GeneralElectionDay. It’s also Parish Governor election day and Councillor Election day. So we get to vote 3 times! The problem is : I didn’t know a thing about the Parish vote. I don’t know a single person on the list other than the one person running for MP in General Election, and I […]

Vetkoek and mince

VETKOEK – a Hearty meal!

Place two or three pieces of the flattened dough at a time into the oil. Fry each side until golden brown.
Serve with savoury mince, cheese or jam. Vetkoek and mince is delicious!

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Doing it all…..

Some parents believe in the opposite. Cook every meal for them. Make every cup of tea. Cut every fruit. Make every school lunch. Carry every bag. Buy every toy and open it up for them. Bake every cake. ETc – do everything, even when they are adults, keep on doin it.
What is your opinion on the matter?

Teaming up – Sainsburys and Starbucks

Ok – so I had a brainwave today. needs to team up with and put a coffee shop in every store. It’s a win-win. Why did I worry about this mundane issue today? for a few reasons: 1) There isn’t a Starbucks in my town ( there is a Costa). 2) Generally parking near any […]

The more premissive you are,the bigger the trouble ahead

If kids think you think it’s ok, then they will try it! 40% of 15 year-olds have experienced being drunk twice  – or so they say. Well….. I’ not sure what kids they are talking about, because as a parent I know where my kids are. Sometimes I see kids walking along the street at […]

Bring rugby boots quickly!

“Bring rugby boots quickly please!” – a text from my son on a Friday afternoon.  He knows I am not the ‘bring things to school’ type of Mum. I don’t do that. I don’t bring thigs to school, or get involved with teachers, or make school lunch. It’s not what I do. So today I […]

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What do you think of ‘selfies’?

If you are posting pictures of yourself in every bathing costume you own, on everey holiday , in every country, at every party, with every dress or occaision possible – GET OVER IT AND STOP.
NO-ONE is that gorgeous. Glad you think you are, but really, we don’t.

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