jelly babys


Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor or what I wish I known when choosing a career

When I was growing up I always wanted to be an accountant, well I gave it a try and did pretty well, but it wasn’t for me.  The only interaction I got was with numbers, so I took an opportunity and became an Office Manager for a small company who were on the up. I used my skills to help relocate the company to Berkshire and went on to become a Facilities Manager for a large software company.  I loved my job, but….. It just wasn’t flexible enough when in came down to spending time with my children.   It was kind of an all or nothing position, where if the office […]


Mummy I want to marry you 1

said the eldest mini mad today. This is something that is coming up more and more recently. So I explained very patiently that I couldnt marry him as I was already married to MadDad. “Thats OK mummy, I will wait till he is dead”. That will be a long time I countered and really you should marry someone your own age that you love. “I love you mummy” he said. I know I replied I love you too and I always will love you, even if you are naughty I will still love you. We are family and that is forever. “You are my best friend Mummy” and that was the […]


Traffic light Jellys

My boys like most children love jelly’s, but they also love making them. One of my abiding memories of childhood is sitting on the kitchen counter top eating jelly cubes. With this in mind we make jelly’s the old fashioned way and I half the cubes and save the rest for next time. Today we have made traffic light jelly’s, which takes a little longer, but the mini mads really enjoy doing. A fun way to spend yet another rainy afternoon and the real plus is that we all love eating them. We also add soft fruit to the layers if we have any, but the cupboards are bare at the […]