Category Archives: Family Life

Holiday: 5

Today is going to be expensive. Zane, the van, is on for its first major service, and I am in a rainy Chelmsford until 5. I feel there will be much coffee consumed between now and then. I am also shopping for OH’s birthday present, which is tomorrow. I haven’t found him anything yet. But […]

Crick Boat Show 2017 – a review

Last year, newbies to the event, we paid for three days camping, a weekend pass … and a vague idea of “buying a boat” at “Some point” in a “distant future”.  Our minds were blown away, from the initial decision to have a narrow boat to visiting the broadbeams and knowing there and then what […]

Saying Goodbye

To three camping stalwarts today: our Elsan toilet, the camping fridge, and the old brown coolbox.  All have done stirling service. None owe us anything. While two of them –  for certain – cost us nothing, coming free as they  did with Shara the van. Shara went to the big campsite in the sky 5 […]

Burning question

Six people give an account of a dinner party. One member of the party doesn’t mention one of the guests at all during his account. Why not?

Jan 04

January Blogging Challenge: Imaginary Friend

“If Sarah  wasn’t a writer,” OH said over dinner, “I’m sure she’d be schizophrenic.” As you can imagine, Mother was horrified. A brussel sprout clattered back onto her plate. A dead ringer for Her Majesty in a younger day, she called on that to deliver a stinging retort. It involved the words “bloody” and “idiot”. […]

Dec 04

Weekly Photo Challenge: Relax

When you need a massage, there’s nothing like one from your bestie 🙂 for more takes on this week’s challenge click here

In the wee small hours

I woke to the sound of a heavy breathing dog. He had moved. His fan (a dyson – yes I know, spoilt) was no longer cooling him down. For my own sanity, I sorted it out: until he moved again. Then with morpheous ignoring  my pleas, I went to read the BBC news and catchup […]

Jul 24

50 before 50 – the rules

Simples… I have to post proof that the challenges left to do have been completed. I have to blog the memory of the challenges already completed…

Nov 09

Annual Wash your Toy Dog Day – Day 2

It’s a long process – drip drying.  

Nov 08

Annual wash your Cuddly Toy Dog Day

In our house, it’s annual wash your cuddly toy dog day. The toy dog in question is Lankey. He’s 45. Some would say we should let it be. He’s made of fabric; his ears need changing. And despite a restuffing earlier in the year, another one is required – post haste. This is why he […]