Thursday, 1 August 2013

Swannee baby

Thursday, 11 July 2013


no-one believed me when I said there was a child with this name at my daughter's school. Well there is. Pronunciation guide is tatooed to said child's head.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

No. No. No. This is in my house. I feel violated.

Pandering to the soft underbelly of capitalism. Come the revolution 'crusts away' purveyors...up against the walll...

Monday, 1 July 2013

Monday, 24 June 2013

Milk and two percussive eggs

Clearly this image needs proper captioning but I'm just going to leave it to your imagination.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Saturday, 22 June 2013


 Even two year olds are at it. I told her it was sooo 2013 but ...

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Aaarghh sky's a funny colour

It really is that long since we have had nothing but gloves and hat weather that you can't blame us for treating today like the height of summer. Nurseries were packed, we all wore t shirts and ice cream vans got to charge us 3 quid a pop for some goop in a stale cone.

Friday, 19 April 2013


To reward myself for getting all my marking up to date I spent some time making cup cakes with my daughter. Now you might assume that it's because I worked with a 2 year old that they look nothing like they do on the box. Believe me when I say it's because of her that they're even this close.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

No more flipping splinters

Finally we have carpet. Miserable crone next door had a face like thunder while it was being done. She should be happy though; maybe it was the squeaky stair treads that made her dog howl incessantly. Still need to do bed3/office and basement but this means we now have 3/4 complete house with most of it actually useable.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Cheapskate stair carpet

I am feeling pleased with myself. We bought a bunch of carpet samples for 20p each for Inaya to use as toy beds (it's the cardboard box phenomenon: we do buy toys too). They are almost exactly stair tread width so I thought I'd tidy the basement stairs. These photos are before, during and after. Cost about 4 quid.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

What you learn at nursery

All the toys have beds. Except spongebob. She's sitting on him.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

A day at nanny's

God knows we needed some sun. Blinking and dazed we left our hibernation burrows to find that sun doesn't necessarily mean warm. Even so, we made the effort and the strain of being cooped up indoors was somewhat ameliorated by being cooped up first in the car, then at Nanny's house, then in the car again.

On another note I glimpsed a headline on the way back that suggested Sunderland fans are protesting against Fascist DiCanio. Well done people. Some things are more important than blind loyalty to your team. Not much I know but this is one of those times.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Back to blogger

Oh man... I posted from Posterous but you were always there waiting until the upstart, flashy new boy got his comeuppance. That day has come. It's good to be back.

The picture is Inaya's first time feeding ducks this Sunday just gone

Monday, 11 February 2013

First day of school

Only 16,000 or so more hours of torment. Hope it's ok for Inaya though