Chicks, nests, da dee da

Last year my eldest moved out to live with her boyfriend about a mile away. She's coped well with "real" life and has a steady job. His son visits once a week and she cares for him and copes with his other parent. This year my second daughter has chosen to become an Au Pair. … Continue reading Chicks, nests, da dee da

Back again

Once again life has settled from the hectic days we've endured. My youngest just turned 11 which is hard for me to get my head round. She's a great kid and seems to endure all the nonsense that goes on around her. My eldest, 20 soon, is settled with a young man in her own … Continue reading Back again

Busy day

What a day! And it's only half past ten. It's Gill's late Mum's birthday. She was dear to us both but I always fear for Gill's mood on the day. As it happened she was ok and just changed her FB pic. Today is also a job interview for daughter no.2 and involved a long … Continue reading Busy day


I follow a wide range of folk on social media. It's what makes it useful and interesting I think. One of my recent favourites is Jack Monroe who is @bootstrapcook on Twitter. She is a whizz at finding very cheap ways to make very tasty meals. I don't know much about her other than that. … Continue reading Jack