Year: 2009

Christmas in London Town

Thoughts at this time are turning towards Christmas. There is something about Christmas in London. It’s really awesome. All wrapped up in the winter woolies, cold noses, hot chocolate from Starbucks and of course so many children. The whole town comes alive with lights and the stores here just make […]

It’s all about the hair!

On Friday morning, after yet another early wake up by my darling husband, I decided to try and make myself look respectable for work just to shake things up a bit.  This didn’t work (jeans won again) but during the process of poofing, spritzing and generally making quite a mission […]

A true flash of brilliance!

Last night was the ever popular parent-teachers meeting. As is custom, we gave Jimmy the chance to clue us in on any high jinks that may come up in conversation so we aren’t taken by surprise… ‘My Angel, NEVER, you’re deluded lady!’ Oh yes, learnt from experience on that one. […]

The Travelers Wife

Admittedly if I had started this blog about 10 years ago then this would’ve been the title. Big Daddy was always off one place or another for work reasons. Sometimes it would be overnight, other times a couple of weeks. I learned to adapt quite well as you do, and […]

No you can’t go to Hogwarts

Really though how can you possibly compete with a school where you learn to fly, blow things up and work with mythical creatures and plants that high pitched crying could knock you out… where nerdy, socially awkward book worms are cool and the strutting rich kids are the baddies… hmmm […]

The month of Leo

It all started with a plan to make this month of birthdays special. My August birthday season starts with my mum (technically July, but right at the end, so it’s included in my summer festive season :p. I had a lovely day planned out for my mum including a proper […]

The quick update

So this evening I’m sitting in my lounge with my son who is in the process of defeating the droid army in fantastic style. Patrick is out painting the town red with his brother (Happy Birthday) and cousin who is visiting from Cape Town. All in all it’s a rather tame […]

The old school issues

If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. – Rachel Carson. I had an episode with Jimmy the other day. […]