A Mothers Ramblings

Thursday, 12 January 2017

I'm used to it now

I'm used to it now.

I'm used to the looks the other parents give me after seeing my childs name in the newsletter for having reached the next reading certificate in the ongoing reading challenge.

I'm used to the not so subtle questions the other parents ask about what we do after school and how many out of school activities we take part in.

Top Ender and Dan Jon Jr ready for School

I'm used to the even less subtle jibes about how parent A works full time and how by the time they get home and feed the family it's time for bed.

I'm used to it, but I still don't like it.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Why My Meal Plans Have Gone

I've not been publishing my menu posts for a few weeks. At first it was by accident, I simply forgot to post the meal plans after checking that I'd not written something super stupid, that they were formatted how I liked and that the majority of my spelling mistakes were corrected.

And then things changed.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Another Grey Day

The last time I posted my attemt to bannish the blues of a Grey day photographs, it cheered me right up and got me motivated to face the rest of the day head on and get not only my chores done, but also enabled me to remember that the Sun would be back in just a few short weeks and so I thought I'd post some more!

During the Summer, the Children and I decided to camp out in the back garden. I woke up before them one morning and set camp up at the patio table with my Fruit tea, my books, Netflix, my knitting and even my laptop to do a little bit of blogging if I felt like it! It was the best day.

Backyard Camping set up

Monday, 12 December 2016

Mio MiVue 688 Dash Cam - A #Review by Daddy

A recent change of job location has seen my driving mileage increase from zero (because I used to go by train) to 75 miles round trip, each day.

As well as now experiencing the extra expense of owning, insuring and running a car capable of doing 20,000 miles a year, there is also the sad realization that every day I routinely pass a bump, shunt or accident, or have to get out the way of an Ambulance or Police Car.

Heaven forbid that I am ever caught up in such an incident, the idea of having a Dash Cam to be an eyewitness on the road is something that I have decided is essential (almost as essential as a DAB radio, but then that came with the car anyway).

So, a Dash Cam was quickly put on my Christmas wish list - only to be taken off when the nice people at Mio asked if I would like to test their MiVue 688 Dash Cam.

Mio MiVue 688 Dash Cam

Saturday, 3 December 2016

What We Are Eating W/C 3rd December 2016

It's finally December! I love this time of year, becasue everywhere looks a little festive, everyone is a little nicer to each other and everyone just seems to know that during December there is a little magic lingering for us all to find.

Make it a December to remember

Apart from if you are doing the food shop. Then it's really hard to find.

Well, never mind! Here is our weekly meal plan!