How To Fail At Dieting

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Featured, Humour | 21 comments

How To Fail At Dieting

1) Start dieting in the week leading up to Easter when chocolate pops out at you from every corner of every shop, and the kids are home and want to make chocolate nest cakes. You are of course under no obligation to eat said nest cakes. But do anyway.

2) Mix your eating plans. Invent your own unscientific diet based on the tastiest parts of several popular diet plans. Eat the high protein of the Atkins, alongside the carbs of the low fat diet. Discover this doesn’t work.

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Easter At Thorntons

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Reviews | 0 comments

Easter At Thorntons

Easter is only a few days away, and we have been celebrating slightly early with the arrival of some tasty eggs from Thorntons!

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Featured, Nonsense | 31 comments

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Syd’s pre-school have been talking about what they want to be when they grow up, they even have to dress up as their chosen thing in a couple of weeks. Syd’s answer currently is ‘a blue Pikmin’.

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Saturday is New Home Caption Day

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in Featured, Photo | 13 comments

Saturday is New Home Caption Day

The ever splendiferous Annie from Mammasaurus has decided it is time to pass on the treasured Cap of Saturday-ness, but do not fear, there will still be a place to go when you need your funny pictures captioned! SatCap will now have four new hosts, and I am bloomin’ chuffed all the way down to my bobby socks to be one of them, alongside Keynko, Mummy Barrow and Kiddycharts.

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Dreaming of Primavera Sound

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in holidays | 12 comments

Dreaming of Primavera Sound

Back before I had kids I didn’t really have holidays as such. I went on tours with the band I was in, and saw a lot of Europe that way, but never package holidays to the beach. They didn’t really appeal. They still don’t hugely now, although don’t get me wrong, I love an afternoon with the kids and a bucket and spade, listening to the gentle lapping of a clear blue sea – I just get bored quickly.

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Anarchic Snap And Other Toddler Efficiency Drives

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Featured, Parenting | 19 comments

Anarchic Snap And Other Toddler Efficiency Drives

I taught Syd snap yesterday. The first round or two went very well, until he recognised the flaw in the rules. I say flaw, it isn’t really a flaw unless you are two and only care about saying snap as opposed to sticking to the general premise and waiting for them to happen naturally.

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Why do we care?

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Featured, Parenting | 34 comments

Why do we care?

My twitter feed was full of heartfelt messages about the sad death of Peaches Geldof last night. None of us knew her, probably if you had asked us the day before we wouldn’t have had a huge opinion on her, except that most of us were on Team Geldof when she appeared with Katie Hopkins on This Morning a few months back. So why do we care so much?

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