I’d love to make friends like a toddler. I’m not short of a mum friend or two, But I’m starting to feel quite inspired By my tots and the way that they do… So, I’d rock up to playgroup as normal. Drop my jacket and puff out my chest. Scan the church-hall savanna before me,… Continue reading I’d Love To Make Friends Like A Toddler…
It’s time for your weekly #DreamTeam Linky fix – hosted by Annette, Bridget, and myself. Thanks for joining us! Hopefully the summer is in full swing for you all? We’re loving all of your posts and it’s fab to read about your holidays and share in your adventures. Here’s to another week of summer living! (Psst: Weather-Gods,… Continue reading #DreamTeam Linky Week 68
It goes without saying that I’m a bit of a rhyme-lover. I was totally thrilled when I heard that the lovely and incredibly talented Debbie of My Random Musings blog fame, has taken the leap and published a collection of her comedy poems. I have invited her over to share a guest post and popped the… Continue reading How Does a Horror Writer Become a Poet? A Guest Post by Debbie of My Random Musings
This summer holiday is a bit of a strange one for me. On the Friday that the schools broke up, instead of picking up The Tots from nursery full of excitement, I was in surgery having a planned operation. Planning for the time off work was one thing, but planning for time off my mum-duties… Continue reading Ode to Super-Daddy-Pig! (#mumdown)
Hi. I am Dudley. I’m Dudley The Dog. I’m awarded with glee to your well behaved sprog. I’ll be thrust in your face with a giddy, proud squeak, As the teacher explains about “Star of The Week”. You may find yourself torn between absolute pride, And distrust for the guest that has thus been supplied.… Continue reading The Adventures of Dudley the Dog.
Remember your holidays just as a two? The blissful idea of nothing to do? The sleepy siestas and cocktails at noon, As you bathed in the sun to a tropical tune? The crisp hotel sheets and delicious menus, Relaxed pace of life and spectacular views? All of those things that once floated your boat… …… Continue reading Doing Holidays With The Small Humans…
A heartfelt letter to the “Smidiot” at Ikea who designed their multi-coloured packs of plastic plates and dishes: Dear Person at Ikea. With your very clever brain. Your packs of plastic toddler plates are driving me insane. “Let’s make them like a rainbow!” You announced to everyone. “Each plate a different colour! Let’s do that!… Continue reading Dear Person at Ikea…
*This post contains no actual advice about how to pack for a family holiday. Just in case you were concerned.
Five years. Five actual years since we first saw that faint blue line. Five years since we began our family’s once upon a time. I knew the pre-school days would have to end eventually. But here’s a little letter to the mum I thought I’d be: Dear Mummy, You know nothing. You are not one… Continue reading To The Mum I Thought I’d Be.
By Rhyming with Wine Gums aged 4 3/4 And introducing Rhyming with Midget Gems aged 2 3/4. Now and then our grown ups get these things called “itchy feet”. But rather than just scratching them – they choose to change their street. They get this sudden feeling that the place we know as home, No… Continue reading A Toddlers Guide To Moving House.