Archive for June, 2008

Spoilt and shattered

June 27th, 2008 | Sewing | 7 Comments

Yes, Henry and I were thoroughly spoilt for our birthdays- which is just the way we like it! I am now 39. It’s just a number. My Mums’ birthday is the day after mine and she is just twenty years older than me. So next year, we have vowed to be somewhere exciting for our […]

The cake

June 20th, 2008 | Family | 10 Comments

Henry is 4 today and he’s as jolly and lovely as ever.  At around 8.30 last night, Tony and I started work on Henry’s ‘Lewis Hamilton’ cake. We only had to decorate the cake and the cake board because I’d cheated and bought all the sponges ready made.                 We […]


June 18th, 2008 | Family | 6 Comments

I always start the week by writing a list.  This weeks’ list was (and despite my best efforts) still is scary long.   There’s all the usual stuff on it plus Henry’s 4th birthday celebrations, my Mum’s birthday, my birthday, a friends 10th wedding anniversary party, a sing-a-long, babysitting and finally, the entire family are coming here for the day […]

Good News

June 14th, 2008 | Other | 3 Comments

I’m very happy to say that Paypal have refunded me in full!  All I did was log a complaint and a few days later my claim was resolved-no arguing or negotiating from me required. Impressive. So, Paypal can still count me as a customer, all be it a more wordly wise and cynical one. Thankyou Paypal. And thanks for all the […]

Coming Out

June 13th, 2008 | Other | 14 Comments

I’m currently re-vamping my website. And as I always enjoy putting a face to a name myself I have reluctantly decided that I should have a photo of myself on there.  So today I have had my photo taken (and then subsequently deleted) far too many times.  I don’t like having my photo taken. I have rarely seen a photo of […]


June 10th, 2008 | Other | 16 Comments

 As the daughter of a policeman I value honesty highly. I am honest. I am raising my boys to be honest. And that is why I am so incensed and upset by what happened to me yesterday. My Paypal account was all but emptied by some low-life, who decided it was okay to go phishing […]

Old Things

June 8th, 2008 | Other, Sewing | 3 Comments

                                    I am surrounded by old things here, which is just how I like it. Whilst ‘wasting’ my sunny Sunday afternoon putting the laundry away I noticed this cardigan and remembered that I hadn’t shown it to you. It is a fine […]

Dream Lumps

June 5th, 2008 | Home | 10 Comments

Henry (nearly 4) has not been sleeping at all well recently. The poor boy’s been having nightmares and sometimes just wakes up for no reason at all.  And then the other night he started talking about the dream lumps (the what?)waking him up. He said “The dream lumps come when you are sleeping and hurt […]

My Whirling Peacocks

Well, thankfully our half term holidays are finally over. We had to cancel a trip to Devon (due to our very elderly, sick dog) endured some challenging behaviour from our, no! his sons, had lots of rain and a tummy bug. Enough said. And now it is June already and I have an enormous deadline looming in a matter of weeks […]