Options – Not the Chocolate Drink!

Xene as Luna Lovegood- Not her usual School attire! Xene is approaching that age where she has to decide which GCSE options she is going to take, and that is quite a scary thought, she said to me yesterday, but what if I choose the wrong ones!Which made me think about my own career path … Read more

School Photo Day!

A few weeks ago we got `the letter’ telling us that 2nd November would be individual and family photographs at school from 8.50am. Now for those of you that have got children at school, this may not be a problem, but for our household it causes somewhat of a nightmare.  Xene, now aged thirteen has … Read more

The Start Of It All

 This time 15 years ago saw the beginning of the rest of my life… Asa and I had been working together at the local Leisure Centre behind the bar. Asa had just finished University and I was filling in time until I began my Nurse Training in Jan 1997. We spent the whole summer … Read more

Our Wedding Anniversary xxx

This time ten years ago Asa and I got married. Its hard to believe that ten years later we have four more children!The wedding itself was lovely, memorable, fun but at times very hard. We made the decision to get married when Lochlan was just 17 months old, he was not yet walking, so Asa … Read more

That Will Teach Me !

Lochlan was invited out to Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park on Sunday for one of his best friends birthday. He had vsited there previously this season, so had obtained a discount voucher to gain entry for £12.25.They had all decided that they would also buy lunch there, because they didn’t want to carry a packed lunch … Read more

Happy 6th Birthday Kaide

Two hours after birth This time six years ago I was an extremely large, six day overdue mummy, waiting for the arrival of our new baby boy.He was due on 10th September, but he obviously decided he didn’t want to share his birthday with his Auntie Karen, so he stayed put.On 16th September 2005 Xene … Read more

Summer Holidays Are Finally Here !

Hooray, no more early mornings for the school run…No I was woken up at 6am by Tyrus and Lochie, one hour before my school alarm usually goes off… Oh well, can’t expect them all to stay in bed till the same time, although 8am would have been lovely! I cannot believe that my little man … Read more

Final Countdown to The Summer Holidays Hooray

Not long now, we are on the final countdown until no more getting up early, rushing round like a crazy woman – well not for the school run anyway! However, my calendar is a nightmare. Last week Lochie had a Circus week, he spent the entire week perfecting the circus arts of  plate spinning, diablo, … Read more