Highlighted Posts

  • Aspergers And Common Sense
  • Aspergers Syndrome: Raising Awareness
  • Finally, We Have An Official Diagnosis For Our Son…
  • An Effective, Non Chemical Treatment For Head Lice
  • Zakynthos; A Beautiful Greek Island…

A Much Needed Phone Upgrade!

Upgrade

Being one who isn't keen on change and looks after things almost to the point of obsession, I sometimes find myself in the position of owning something that is long past it's sell by date and would benefit from an upgrade. My Recent Upgrade... For the past six years I my mobile phone has been a ... [ Read More ]

From Boy To Man…

Greg's #4 edit - Copy

My Son Is Now A Man! I can't believe it. I felt old when my daughter turned fifteen back in January, but Greg's turned eighteen a few weeks back (I know this post is running a little later than planned!) and now I feel really old. Greg's isn't one for fanfare and requested that we spent his ... [ Read More ]

Yellow…

Yellow

Yellow... Is a colour often associated with spring. I always thought it was because it is the colour of many spring flowers. Buttercups, daffodils, primroses and pansies all come in various shades of yellow. I like yellow. It's a happy colour. But recently I have had enough of it, as every ... [ Read More ]

My Nemesis…

My nemesis

Mommy Reality #35 For this fortnights Reality Challenge, Jen and Celeste have asked us Mums (and Dads) to share our nemesis. We all have them, those things that wind us up and make our lives a misery. I did have to really think for this challenge as there are things that bother me occasionally ... [ Read More ]

The Feral Kittens Have Gone…

feral kittens

I Am Not Happy... Mother cat has moved her babies! I shared a post about the feral kittens on my photo blog as there were plenty of photos to share, but this post wouldn't seem right on a photo blog as there is just one sad picture of an empty box. The Truth Is... It was a surprise when ... [ Read More ]

Aspergers And Common Sense

Aspergers and Common sense

 Aspergers And Common... People with Aspergers Syndrome are no less intelligent than the next person, in fact they are often of above average intelligence (which sadly isn't always immediately obvious), but they do lack common sense. One Good Example From Greg's... Greg's has always had a ... [ Read More ]

ARGH!

ARGH

ARGH!... I know, it's probably not a real word, but it's my Word Of The Week! It's been one of those head shaking weeks. If it's not been one thing, it's been another and it's left me feeling ARGH! Why?... It all started on Monday  when after sorting Greg's medical books out (he's recently ... [ Read More ]

Aspergers Syndrome: Raising Awareness

Aspergers syndrome

Or At Least Trying To... As some of you may know last year my son Greg's was diagnosed with having Aspergers Syndrome. The diagnosis did not come as a surprise to us. In fact, it was very much a relief, as we have always been aware that he is very different from other children. Getting the ... [ Read More ]

If I Had An Extra Hour In The Day…

Extra hour

Mommy Reality #34 This week I have the honour of co-hosting The Mommy Reality Challenge along side the regular hosts Jen and Celeste. For anyone who is unaware of what the Mommy Reality Challenge is all about; where have you been? You've been missing out on a light hearted fortnightly challenge, ... [ Read More ]

Mommy Reality #34: If I Had One More Hour…

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Welcome to Mommy Reality Challenge 34!!! Hosted by Jen from JENerally Informed and Celeste from Leapfrog and Lipgloss! Okay. That was scary. ANYWAY, if this is your first time hearing about the Mommy Reality Challenge we are so glad you are joining this great community of moms who participate ... [ Read More ]

My Bedside Table…

Bedside table

Mommy Reality Challenge #33... For anyone who doesn't know, The Mommy Reality Challenge is a fun fortnightly photographic challenge hosted by Jen and Celeste. Well at least I thought it was meant to be fun, until we were asked to share pictures of our bedside tables.... You'd never think that dust ... [ Read More ]

Headache

Headache

Headache... This week my Word Of The Week just had to be headache! A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post on how I had decided to take Action by starting a second blog, which is to be a photo blog...Nothing too exciting, just somewhere I can share my very non award winning photos. Twelve months ... [ Read More ]

Still Broken…

Still broken

Six Months Later... For this fortnights Mommy Reality Challenge, Jen and Celeste are asking Mums to share all things broken. It's not anything to be ashamed of, we all have something that's broken...Don't we?...(Humour me please?)...In fact it's liberating to be able to stand up and say...''This ... [ Read More ]

Swallows…

swallows

Swallows... My Word Of The Week just had to be swallows as anyone who follows my blog may have read about my excitement and joy at having our swallows return for another summer. Although I refer to them as ours, the reality is that these wonderful little birds are indeed very free to choose ... [ Read More ]

The Swallows Are Back…

Lucky swallow shot

Marking The Official Start Of Spring! Since moving into this house twelve years ago, every year without fail, we have been lucky enough to have swallows nest on our balcony. Some years we have two lots of swallows trusting us enough to rear their young literally meters from us and our dogs. And ... [ Read More ]

Action…

Action

This Week I Took Action... For some time now I've been looking for a way to share my photographs on my blog. It's not that my photographs are amazing or even have much of a 'WOW' factor, it's just that taking photographs is something I enjoy doing. I have only discovered a love for taking ... [ Read More ]

A Room With A View…

Room with a view

Mommy Reality... This fortnight, for the Mommy Reality Challenge,  Jen and Celeste are wanting to see what we see everyday when we look out of a window or through a door.  For anyone who doesn't know what the Mommy Reality Challenge is, then why not check it out? It's fun and it's free and you may ... [ Read More ]

My Daughters First School Trip Away

Trip

First School Trip... This morning, at some ridiculously early hour, long before the sun started to rise, I dropped my daughter off at her school for her first school trip away. Every year there is a school trip to the mainland for a few days, but this is the first year she has wanted to go. When ... [ Read More ]

One Very Naughty Dog…

A very naughty dog

It seems that we have a very naughty dog in our midst... We have five daft dogs and on the whole they are pretty well behaved. They have their toys, they know basic commands (Alphie I have taught to do some tricks fro which him and I am very proud!), they tolerate the Morris - the not so feral ... [ Read More ]

Banoffee Cake – My Emergency Birthday Cake Solution!

Banoffee cake

I Had A Bit Of A Situation On My Hands... It was my Dads birthday and we had no cake! Mum had asked if I could cook a meal over at ours for Dads birthday (I have no idea why my social butterfly of a Mum couldn't do it herself, but I agreed). It was only going to be the six of us, so it wasn't a ... [ Read More ]

Get Fit In Just Two Minutes?…Really?…

get fit

I Really Don't Thinks So!... Although that's not what I've been reading in a certain 'news' paper recently. Think about it. Do you really think that doing just a two minutes workout is going to help you get fit? Personally I can't see it and it's no wonder that there are so many people who ... [ Read More ]