Stopping to smell the roses

28 Sep

One way or another, we had a pretty busy August. At the beginning of the month, the Friaress, youngling and I went on holiday to North Yorkshire (very nice; if I haven’t bored you with the photos already, I’m sure … Read More »

A festival? Really?

4 Aug

Last Sunday, the Friaress, youngling and I went to the Llandudno Jazz Festival. There have been lots of signs around, so we thought it might be interesting. I’ve never been to a music festival before, so I wasn’t sure what … Read More »

10 items or less

24 Oct

No, that’s wrong. ¬†Apparently, it should be “10 items or fewer”, according to the grammar Nazis. ¬†Whilst people using “your” instead of “you’re”, or saying they “should of” done something drive me mad, that sort of grammatical pedantry is normally … Read More »

The evil cat made me do it…

22 Aug

I used to work with someone who, whenever he did something wrong, said “The devil made me do it”. It was an old family saying, and became a standing joke with him and his children. Recently, Matilda has started being … Read More »

Trouble identifying my cardboard

6 Aug

In our old house, we had one, big recycling bin. Everything went in it – paper, cardboard, glass, tins, plastic, the whole lot. Here, things are a little different. We have a canvas bag for plastic and tins. There’s a … Read More »