https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiH5wmuexZY&noredirect=1 I watched this while doing the ironing today and thought it one of the most beautifully crafted, coming-of-age stories in a long while. I implore you to watch it too. I also watched 'R.I.P.D.'; that, I don't recommend so much. Though it did help pass the time spent ironing.
Sometimes, boys just need a little reaffirmation and while ES is going through his "I'm not listening to you" phase, I made this 5x7" picture for him. He likes it and has put in in pride of place in his storage. He needed reminding that YS was not his convenient punching bag and what a wonderful… Continue reading Brotherly love
When I look back on my childhood, I do so with wistful eyes. Summers were always sunny, knees were generally dirty and had many scabs. Yes there were tough times (secondary school wasn't particularly enjoyable) but we made the best of what we had. Things were so much easier then; no bills to pay, no boss… Continue reading R.I.P. “Innocence”
So this has been doing the rounds on the social networks recently. Personally, I don't think it's relevant just to teenagers; the sentiment is applicable to all, don't you think?
Hands up, this is my biggest fault. I'm not talking about dietary intolerances, more an inability to suffer fools gladly. Case in point, there is a person who I have the unfortunate luck to run into almost every day who I can honestly say has some serious social issues. Right now, I should clarify that… Continue reading Intolerance
I'm still in that 'children gone back to school' blessed-out phase. So what better way to capitalise than to avoid the ironing pile for another day and go out to lunch with my mum?! She's certainly had some trying times recently but she's great fun to be around, especially when Yahtzee and rock buns are… Continue reading Being a grown-up.
If you have children, you will know the feeling that occurs on the first day of term. You know the one: "Right, where the bloody hell is my house under all this junk?". I am there right now and there is so much to do, that I'm completely overwhelmed and no idea where to start.… Continue reading Trying to discover our house.
Apparently, 3rd time's a charm - or so they say. Right, having played at having this blog before, I'm really going to try hard at doing at least a weekly update. My interests have changed and I now incorporate sewing and crochet in my hobbies, alongside cooking, baking and high-level diplomacy, thanks to wrangling… Continue reading More comebacks than the Rolling Stones!
It's day 21 of the summer holidays and suddenly the bickering has kicked up, not just a notch but a whole storey. It seems as though ES & YS are unable to even breathe the same air without spouting vitriolic comments at the other. It. Is. Exhausting. As an only child, I'm not used to… Continue reading In which it kicks off.