House and Home

Shrove Tuesday

It’s Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as pancake day, Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras. Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday which is otherwise known as the day that Lent starts. On Shrove Tuesday we traditionally use up and feast on all the rich foods before Lent. In our house the children are all brave […]

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Planting Out In A Cold Frame

I don't know if anyone knows what a cold frame is but I wanted one for a long time. Maybe you call it by a different name but basically a cold frame is somewhere to propagate seeds outside under glass. Usually it sits on the ground and is a few inches tall buy a couple […]

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The best Job

I have currently got the best job. I just opened a little store, nothing fancy but everything in it is pretty and girly. It's new, and I have been working hard getting it organised and ready for the opening tomorrow. Previously I sold baby things and was a power seller on eBay and sold privately […]

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Pie

We are foodies in our house, there's no escaping it, we just are. We aren't the skinny family, but we are okay as we try to look after ourselves between these lovely home cooked meals. We are rather partial to fruit smoothies which sometimes I make with frozen mangos and somehow manage mimic the consistency […]

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Be Prepared

It amazes me how much preparation goes into Christmas. I don't mean our family because we do very little prep, it just seems to happen in our house. We don't get caught up in the frenzy. Last Sunday, as I was leaving church I bumped into someone I knew. The girl, mother of three children […]

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Have a Peaceful Christmas Day

Well, we are here. It's midnight, give or take a few minutes, Christmas morning. The children are in bed asleep though I suspect they will be up in the the early hours as they have previous years. They tucked themselves in bed at 7:30pm, all in one room. Well, all except 19yo Mag who is […]

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Crochet Queen In Hospital

I've learned a new skill. I have only waited 45 years but I finally learned how to crochet. I always wanted to know how, and knitting just seems too complicated with two needles to contend with rather than a single, harmless looking hook. I have a dear friend who crochets blankets for all her friends. […]

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Laundry Waits For No Man

I realise that spend a good portion of my day caring for my family, and quite rightly so . A large proportion of that caring time is consumed by laundry as it is for any other mother. I had a little chuckle when I saw this graphic. How many of you is this true for? […]

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Prayers And A Cat

  So today is day 3 of clomid! It's a new treatment for me after the last two years of health issues. I've had two surgeries and numerous investigations. Everything came back to internal damage caused by clumsy doctors. Anyways, that is a painful subject and right now I am placing all my energy in […]

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Prayers And A Cat

  So today is day 3 of clomid! It's a new treatment for me after the last two years of health issues. I've had two surgeries and numerous investigations. Everything came back to internal damage caused by clumsy doctors. Anyways, that is a painful subject and right now I am placing all my energy in […]

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DVD Lunch

The last while has been a whirlwind of issues for our family but I think we are coming through them. We seem to have resolved all our issues with our eldest, who incendetally is almost 19 – eek. He's grown up a lot the last while and I guess recent events in his work place […]

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