Down the highstreet I go, some days it is just the four times, on days with a lunchtime pre-school pick up it is six. Back and forth along the high street, nodding to the familiar faces the first and second time, starting to avoid them with the embarrassment of saying hello too many times on the subsequent journeys.Read More
As regular readers will know, we have recently decided to stop hunting for the perfect house and make the most of where we are for now. Our flat is part of a seventeenth century building, and our lounge is very big with high ceilings. It has a lovely airy feel in Summer, but in Winter can feel and look cold. As we rent I want to make sure all the changes are portable, so it is about adding warmth and texture to the room with accessories and tricks rather than wall colours to make a large room feel cosy.
As the evenings start to close in it is nice to feel cocooned by your room, in an ideal world I dream of an open fire, but without one I am looking for other ways to add a warm feel. A great starting point is to look for versatile lighting accessories – wall lights can highlight specific areas of the room for example, drawing the eye to particular features and away from the ceiling.Read More
The Scotland Independence vote is brilliant isn’t it? I don’t want them to go, but if I was Scottish I may well be voting YES as the chance to shake up politics and attempt to re-boot society with a big ctrl/alt/del would be irresistible to me. The reason I think it is brilliant is because I see it engaging people in politics in way that has been long lacking.Read More
Morning Satcappers, tis a pleasure to be hosting you this week. As some of you may know, Syd recently turned 3 and as you can tell from this picture, it has gone to his head! (sorry, making my own captions there instead of leaving it to you guys!)Read More
My Facebook feed has featured a lot of first day at school photos over the last week. Tiny people in oversized sweatshirts, some looking proud and happy, some looking sad and anxious, all starting their school lives.Read More
I dream of houses with open fires and gardens with plastic flowers and trampolines. I look at houses with open fires and gardens that could house fake foliage and bouncy things. I fill forms in, double check them and hand them to agents, sometimes along with a bundle of cash. Then I wait for the call that inevitably tells us the landlord went with someone else.
Boots asked me to take a ‘germie’, a selfie in which I pull the sort of face a germ might. Well, being a nice, kind Mother, I passed this job over to Syd, and apparently germs look like this…Read More
‘Ello! September is it you say? Already? Bloody hell, that Summer went fast didn’t it! I know they say time speeds up as you get older, but at this rate in another decade I will be literally blinking my way through the seasons.Read More
I swear like a trooper when in the pub. I like the emphasis and staccato a well placed f-word adds to a sentence, but my brain filters these words out when I am with my kids, my parents or just not in a suitable environment. (Although I probably owe lip readers in supermarkets an apology or two.)Read More