It’s taken a fair few hours to complete but I’m fairly pleased with the results of our cakey bakey day. Whilst it may not be a pinterest perfect creation, it has been made with love and quite a few expletives.

We had a pit stop at the local park, where we met up with my good friend Hazel (Hi Hazel, I did warn you that you’d be mentioned at some point on the blog) and her rather cute little boy Kieron. The sun was shining and whilst there was a chill in the air, the weather was bloody glorious. I needed the fresh air as did E, let’s hope we have more sunny days ahead as I love getting out and about in the sunshine.… Read more from this post

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I should have known precisely how the day was going to pan out when the first thing I woke to was my husband raising his voice to our son. It was only 7.50am and already J had decided that he fancied having a try at being a teenager (he’s only six…). Apparently manners are no longer required and it’s now cool to use the word “sick” to refer to something you find appealing. Bloody great, the first day back at school after half term and my son has turned into a London gangster.

Luckily once the boys had buggered off got on their way to school and work and left us in peace, us girls had a cuddle on the sofa whilst watching Ben & Holly riding snails like horses in the Little Kingdom.… Read more from this post

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It’s the very end of half term, the rain is still pouring and poor J has decided that he doesn’t want to go back to school tomorrow.  I’ll be honest, I’m quite looking forward to getting back into a regular routine and being able to crack on without having to juggle entertaining two children with the general chores. Don’t get me wrong I will really miss J but he needs routine just as much as I do and whilst he may be reluctant to get back into the swing of school tomorrow, it’ll do us all good, especially our wallets because holy Mother of Jesus they have taken a proper thrashing this half term!… Read more from this post

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As usual for my neck of the woods, it’s pissing it down. I am fairly used to the weather by now after thirty something years of it, but since having kids I have developed an inner hatred towards the rain. It’s bad enough finding ways in which to entertain two hyperactive little shits darlings, never mind having to do your best at being all round entertainer whilst being confined to four walls.

So far we have attempted the Pinterest picture perfect parent thing and made a fresh batch of play dough. The kids played with the warm dough for the whole of ten minutes before becoming bored and looking for their next fix.… Read more from this post

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It was Pauls first day off this half term, he booked it especially as I had managed to get tickets for the CBeebies Chris and Pui Roadshow (based upon the TV show Show Me Show Me).

We all woke up fairly early, managed to get dressed and ready to leave the house without a great deal of fuss which I have to say is fairly spectacular considering that getting out of the door is usually comparable to preparing for an expedition to the North Pole. Even better, we somehow managed to transport E for forty-five minutes to Barrow in the car round windy bends without her painting the back seats with her breakfast!… Read more from this post

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