I am VERY aware that I have been a right old moaning Minnie on this blog lately, so today I’m going with what makes me happy…… CHRISTMAS! If there is one time of year guaranteed to cheer me up, it’s Christmas-time. Summer is brilliant, when the weather is great…but this is the UK, so, ‘nuff… Read More The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
I heard something on TV very briefly the other week about it being ‘common’ (what a word) to obsessively keep your house clean. I suppose this stems from the days of the lower classes being ‘the help’ and then maintaining those standards at home, along with the sampler phrases of ‘cleanliness is next to Godliness’.… Read More Too Posh to Clean?
It was our anniversary this week. And this is one the most poignant moments of our marriage. Four years ago I was in a shitty place. A lot of bad timing, post-natal depression and new responsibilities all got too much. It was bloody hard work. We moved house, went on holiday and I returned to work full… Read More Why the Worst Times are Sometimes the Most Important
This week I become a non-person. The Big Little Man goes back to school. The Little Little Man will still be at home with me, but come the 21st September, I will not be joining my fellow Access classmates by starting university. I know, I’ve told you the whole dry rot saga. My dreams have… Read More Non-Person
Now, I have made rather a large hullabaloo (love that word) about giving up work, doing an Access course and returning to university in September, in order to achieve the lifestyle that I want for myself and my family. Hmmm. But what happens when your lovely turn of the century house becomes riddled with dry-bloody-rot? (Incidentally, I’ve now… Read More When Life (in this case, mushrooms) gets in the way of Plans