Calling all female superheroes!

It’s Elder’s 5th birthday soon and we’re having a superhero party. Did I mention that already? Anyway all the little girls (and there’s  few) are in a tizzy about what to wear – there are precious few female superheroes out there. So far we have Lava Girl, Wonderwoman, Catwoman and my favourite, Superfairy. And one…

Tip #3

the latest in this short series…keep ’em out. Elder is off for the day with his friend (who I had yesterday) – the house is silent and I am working – marvellous. Little One had a nasty cough last night so I’m hoping he is OK at nursery. In other news my sewing swap piece…

Half term survival tip #2

Keep ’em sweet. Baking and icing today ( subtle colours aren’t me I’m afraid) combined with a long walk and a trip to the park. Elder was asleep within 2 minutes…I’m typing this sitting next to his gently snoring form. I don’t often completely enjoy childcare but today was great. Just have to clear a…

Survival tips part 1

Day one…Keep ’em busy. Do you like my house? Elder Boy and I spent a lovely couple of hours glueing and snipping away. His house is an architectural feat with drains and a shelter to protect you from the rain. Oh and 4 chimneys. We also blitzed the playroom so all the clutter is in…

It’s (not) my party

Like it? This is a vintage 60’s book I just got from the divine eBay. It’s elder son’s birthday party in a few weeks and I was browsing with intent and came across this. It’s brilliant. Not only as a piece of design (the illustrations are fab and will be used as inspiration I’m sure)…

In which the author realises there is no hope

It’s no good, however hard I try I can’t find that elusive 25th hour in the day and neither can I seem to run my life with the level of organisation I would like to. I have a to do list in my head that’s keeping me awake at night which I’m trying to whittle…

did I miss anything?

well, its been a few days since my last post. Mainly because I haven’t been up to much apart from coping with work, two small boys and the laundry monster. I’m nearly done with Little One’s jacket but each row is taking about 40mins so its slow going. I’m behind on my sewing swap too – its…

I’m in lurrrve…

I told you it was coming…God bless eBay. I’ll let the pictures do the talking…