The Notivity Play

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Featured, Parenting | 8 comments

The Notivity Play

It was Syd’s first Nativity this year. He was to be a cow. Now I have been known to make costumes (badly) in the past, but a cow needed a bit more than the robe/tea towel combo of previous years, so I cheated. Thank goodness for onesies!

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Christmas Cisco Style

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Christmas, Featured | 23 comments

Christmas Cisco Style

Our trees are up, and the festive glow is finally kicking in. I have let house hunting worries drift to the back of my mind until the New Year and all is happy and calm. Who could be grumpy when you’re surrounded by this lot….

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Access to Higher Education

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Featured, Politics | 20 comments

Access to Higher Education

I see Germany have stopped charging tuition fees and I can only hope that the UK soon follows suit. My daughter wants to be a primary school teacher, I think she would be great at it. She has to have a degree to enter the profession and gaining that will mean coming out of university approximately £50,000 in debt.

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Christmas is annoying because…

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in General, Humour | 16 comments

Christmas is annoying because…

…of, but not limited to, the following reasons…

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Blank

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Featured, General | 23 comments

Blank

My mind has gone completely blank on anything to write. I am just not feeling it. Well, I am not feeling well is the truth of it. I have a cold, I have gone deaf in one ear and have a nose to rival Rudolph’s. I could type an ode to snot I suppose? No? You don’t fancy reading that? Me neither, the contents of tissues are not generally considered works of literature.

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All The Small Things

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Featured, General | 25 comments

All The Small Things

It has to be said we are not having the most stress free of times at Chez Cisco. We have the threat of an imminent house move looming as our landlords are moving, we have all had stinking colds, and the teen has 4 University interviews the length and breadth of the country in a 2 week period. She is finding these enormously stressful, and being a teen is sharing her anxiety around a bit.

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The Mum Meme

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Featured, General | 24 comments

The Mum Meme

I have been tagged by the lovely Izzie to answer some quick questions, so here we go…

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Go Wild For Camp Bestival This Christmas

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Featured, holidays | 21 comments

Go Wild For Camp Bestival This Christmas

Wowsers, Camp Bestival just revealed their theme for the 2015 festival – take a look at this epic video to find out what it is….

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A traditional Christmas table with a hint of rock’n’roll!

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in Christmas, Featured | 15 comments

A traditional Christmas table with a hint of rock’n’roll!

It is December tomorrow, so it is almost legitimate to start thinking all things Christmas. I am a day early as I wanted to join in a great competition over at Love Chic Living. The challenge is to choose the things you would like to dress your Christmas Table with from the wide selection available at Debenhams, and here are mine….

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Pulling The Rug From Under Us

Posted by on Nov 28, 2014 in Featured, General | 24 comments

Pulling The Rug From Under Us

So earlier in the year we were house hunting, then we gave up. And now we are starting again.

You know what makes a really great start to the day? Answering the door to the woman from the shop downstairs, the shop that are your landlord, and her saying that you need to let a surveyor in today because they are moving premises in two months time.

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