Summer


Following the Sun 1

The forecast for today was not great, however, that is not unusual for a Bank Holiday Monday, but we are trying to make the most of every day before school starts next week, so decided to pack a picnic and to follow the sun via a trip to Ikea to check out beds for MiniMad!!! So we looked and the bed we liked was out of stock – boohoo, but that means we can have a trip to Leeds on Wednesday to get it – yippee. The boys were very well behaved, but the promise of ice cream and play area might have had something to do with it (not that more »


A Perfect Sunday Afternoon

We have had one of those rare things, a perfect Sunday afternoon. Everyone of us has had a ball doing things that family’s do. The thing that makes it so perfect – well for me that is the people I spent it with, my boys and my wonderful husband. It is days like these, simple days, where riding a bike, swinging in the park, flying a kite and eating an ice cream at the stray cafe make all the surgery worth while. It is days like these that make me thankful for small things, for old folk stopping and asking where we bought our kites (the pound shop), for people saying more »


The Gala

Today was the Gala and Fun day at my sister in law Debs and Brother Chris’ Sports and Social Club and although there was some rain, we all had a fantastic time, all the proceeds were for the new local junior football club My Niece the scary tiger My Eldest Niece did all the face painting and was kept busy all day Mini Mad was so excited The boys in the junior race Brothers – I love that they were holding hands Hands in the air


A little bit about us all and the start of the holidays 7

We are a family of five, trying to get through life in a happy, but somewhat chaotic house. I am a little obsessive, MadDad is practically perfect in every way and the MiniMads are happy, joyful, curly haired monsters aged 4 and 3. We also have a really old long hair white cat Mr Smudge to you and me, he kind of comes and goes as he pleases. MadDad works Monday to Friday to keep us in pennies and I am a SAHM, who is going to tentatively start work part time over the summer at home. This is our first summer before the eldest MiniMad starts school and is a more »