Monthly Archives: September 2014

The hair chewer.

hair chewer

Do cats hiccup?

Oh yes they do, I was woken up this morning by a hiccuping, purring feline.

You shouldn’t have…

…no really it’s too much. How on earth did you know?
you shouldnt have

Growing up.

When did this happen? High school has put inches on my girl.
growing up

The dark.

I can’t switch off the dark lovely, I can’t switch off your imagination either.
I can put a little light on for you, leave the door open too.
There is a cat that rather likes to sleep on your bed who will keep you company.
It’ll be light very soon.
the dark

My bowl’s fuller than your bowl.

I’m sorry Bonnie, Arnie does not share and does not do re-fills.
my bowl's fuller than your bowl

Good morning.

Slept well I trust?
sticky uppy hair


I’d just like to point out that all offending, noisy articles have been banned from the room until Millie’s homework is finished.



Mum runner.

I ran my first 10k race today and I completed it in a time I’m very proud of. (1 hour and nine minutes) It was the first time I’d ever attempted this distance too.
The Admiral Swansea Bay 10k is a beautiful run that takes you all the way up to the Mumbles and back, and I made it. The kids and Myles were there to wave me in at the end.


Egg collecting.

One of our chicks has laid her first egg today. Very exciting!
first egg

Lazy bones.

She drags me to the park, poos in the grass, I throw her ball and that’s Bonnie done in for the afternoon.
What a life…


Nine o’clock in the morning.

The short walk to freedom…
9 oclock

The eyes…

Evie has been making pom-pom creatures tonight. She’s made quite a lot of them and has left them to dry on the table.
I’ve been twitching all night as I just can’t shake the feeling I’m being watched…
boggly eyes



Intruder alert!

A great, big, fluffy intruder slunk his way onto our roof tonight. He was really friendly and very, very fluffy (much to Evie’s delight).
So I decided to open the window to pat him and forgot I had a cat too…
Big, fluffy intruder cat is now cowering in our next door neighbours garden and Arnie is back to snoozing on Evie’s bed.
intruder alert#



A cup of tea.

I learnt of the suicide of a beautiful mum I knew, (as an online friend) today. She left three young children behind in the world.
Life was too much.
It’s hit me hard as I’ve felt those dark thoughts too, I know a lot of mums do.
I’ve been drinking a lot of tea today and wallowing in past memories.
How do you pull yourself back from such a dark tunnel?
Small, heavy steps at first, find something to hold on to, anything.
I started this blog to pull myself out of depression, something to do as they say, something to focus on.
It feels like a bloody big mountain to climb when you’re at the bottom.

Sleep tight beautiful sister. Rest in peace.
tea for two

Let’s play frisbee!

….ah…perhaps not.


This is the month of spiders. There is a lot of them around this year, big ones too.
Very big ones…
I don’t mind them myself but my kids don’t seem too fond, (nor is Myles come to think of it).

A good day.

Call it a mother’s intuition but sometimes I can just tell they’ve had a great day in school…
a good day


Monday-itis has struck once again. One poorly boy with a roaring temperature and a gloriously sunny day outside.


Big stick, little stick.

I’ve been wondering why my bush has been slowly getting smaller…

big stick little stick

Secret sword stash.

Gruff keeps his collection of swords under his bed. Evie has dinosaurs and dolls, Millie has enough books to raise her bed up higher than her ceiling.
Personally, I would like to stash jaffa cakes but my children’s keen nose would sniff them out.
Secret sword stash

Home time.

They’re home!
home time


Oi! Stop playing with my dog’s toys and no going near my chickens!

Bye bye…

…and off he went, just like that, wearing a big uniform and a smile.
All three in school all day.
gruffs first day at school

High school.

Scary day but Millie survived with a big smile. I think she’ll be just fine.
Just Gruff’s first full day in school tomorrow and Evie starts back too.
high school

Hit the beach!

It’s the only thing to do when you’ve got impending school days ahead!
hit the beach

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