Wednesday 30 December 2015

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,800 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 47 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the […]

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Friday 10 October 2014

Hubby and I had a great night out last night, we went to see Tony Wright (lead singer of Terrorvision) in a teeny weeny club in Cardiff. It was possibly slightly smaller than the Moon Club where we saw Andy Cairns a few weeks ago, which is next door to Fuel. Tony is touring his […]

Saturday 27 September 2014

In the last few weeks we have discovered that there are plans to close our local library.  As you can imagine a lot of people, including myself, are very upset about this. The library is regularly used by the local schools, the children choose books and take them back to school.  There are always people […]

Friday 12 September 2014

Hubby and I went to see Andy Cairns (lead singer of Therapy?) last night in a tiny little club in Cardiff. It was fantastic. We saw him a while back in the 200 Club in Newport on his last acoustic tour and had a great time, so when we saw he was playing Cardiff, there […]

Sunday 07 September 2014

It’s been an interesting week in Cardiff this week with the NATO Summit being held at the Celtic Manor in Newport. Although none of the disruption affected me directly, I don’t often go in to town, it was quite exciting reading all about it in the news. From about Wednesday we started getting a lot […]

Tuesday 02 September 2014

The boys have all gone back to school today, Dan is now in Year 5, Olly is in Year 3 (first year of Junior school) and Ben has started Reception which means he’s now in all day. They were all very excited this morning, especially Ben, he’s been asking to go to school for at […]

Friday 22 August 2014

This week we have been visiting hubby’s family in Harrogate. We had a good journey up on Monday and were there by lunchtime. We didn’t do much in the afternoon, just visited the local pub for a quick drink. We sat in the beer garden as we had the dog and children with us, but […]

Wednesday 20 August 2014

We’ve had a bit of an exciting start to the morning, we were all up early to watch Dan & Olly on Newsround. You can watch the clip on Newsround’s website here They were filmed a few weeks ago on the day of the Dr Who premiere in Cardiff. They got to have a good […]

Thursday 14 August 2014

A few years ago the National Trust took over ownership of Tredegar House & Gardens in Newport (it was previously owned by Newport Council). Since they took over my parents have been working there as volunteers and really enjoy it. They were working today, so as it looked like it would be dry this morning, […]

Saturday 09 August 2014

Is seems Danny didn’t lose his enthusiasm for cooking overnight. He got up and made me jam on toast and a pot of tea for all of us. Unfortunately as he can’t pour the teapot, he had to drag hubby out of bed to do it. He then brought me my toast and a cup […]

Friday 08 August 2014

In an attempt to keep Danny off his iPod (he seems to be glued to it lately) and to distract him, I asked him to think about what he’d like for tea. He decided he’d like cottage pie, but only if he could help make it. Deal! So I sent him to get my recipe […]

Friday 01 August 2014

Earlier this week I was lucky enough to win a competition on Twitter run by South Wales Fire and Rescue and Red Dragon Centre in Cardiff Bay.  The prize was 4 VIP tickets to see Planes 2 today (it doesn’t actually get released until next week).  So at 10am this morning hubby, Dan, Olly and […]

Thursday 31 July 2014

Last Saturday I had the bright idea that I would make a crochet bag for my mum for her birthday, which was yesterday. That gave me five days to get it done. Considering that the last bag I made took me a couple of months, I was maybe being a bit optimistic. Amazingly I managed […]

Friday 25 July 2014

Today hubby has reached the grand old age of 33 and to celebrate he took the day off work. We haven’t done much. We had some things to do in town, so we left Ben with my parents as he wasn’t feeling well and took Dan and Olly into town with us. We had a […]

Monday 21 July 2014

On Saturday night the Cubs had a sleepover to mark the start of the Summer Holidays. I volunteered to go along too to help out, as hubby and Dan would be there anyway. That also meant Olly and Ben went too. A real family adventure. It was held at the Scout Hut, but the Cubs […]

Friday 18 July 2014

Last day of term Last day of nursery for Ben Last 11.30am school run for me Last time of standing in the queue at nursery Last day of having Ben home in the afternoon Last day in the Infant Department for Oliver Last day in Year 4 for Dan Last day of peace & calm […]

Monday 14 July 2014

Today I helped on Dan’s school trip to the Mountain Centre in the Brecon Beacons. It was a very long and hot coach journey, with a few of the children complaining of sickness. Unfortunately the coach driver took a wrong turning which made our journey a little longer and we arrived later than planned. Once […]

Sunday 13 July 2014

I’ve finally finished it! Looking back at my Instagram photos I see I started crocheting this bag around Easter time. It took me to about the start of June to finish the body of it. Then it’s taken me until today to finally finish the straps, flowers and sew it all together. The pattern is […]

Saturday 12 July 2014

…He has purple prickles all over his back. This morning I took Ben on his first visit to the theatre. We saw The Gruffalo (in case you hadn’t guessed!). It was only an hour long performance, which was long enough for the age of the audience. It was very cleverly, but simply, done, with only […]

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