That’s my Dad in Miniland at Legoland Windsor, Father’s Day 2013.
That’s my Dad in Miniland, Denmark c1984.
My photography skills improved a little, or maybe it’s just technology.
It meant a lot to take my Dad to Legoland, nearly 30 years on. To take my kids, just a little bit younger than I was when I went. To take a glimpse into my own childhood, to remember and be reminded how it felt to be a child and to see being a parent in a whole new light. Continue reading →
I think I did rather well for £91. I needed a dress for a wedding in London, a Cornish camping wedding, and for Summer in general. Zalando is a great place to hunt down a specific style of dress, there’s a huge choice so it makes it easy to track down styles and colours that suit you and your budget.
Today’s commissioned guest post has me nudging Mr A to see if the gas BBQ in our garden has survived the winter….
When the sun comes out for long enough to give us the confidence to firmly close the coat cupboard and leave the layers behind, England’s green spaces are awash with families and friends firing up barbecues and soaking up the sun.
However, al fresco dining is often best done in the comfort of your own garden. One of the joys of having your own outdoor space is that it comes alive with animated chit-chat, clinking glasses and satisfied silence as the flavoursome results of bbq gas cooking are admired and devoured. Continue reading →
Apologies to those of my readers who aren’t heading to Britmums Blogging conference this weekend, and to those who aren’t bloggers. But, I think this post is relevant to any big social event where you might have to network with people you’ve only previously met online.
So many awkward moments arise at conferences which with a teeny bit of pre planning can be avoided. Conversations get off on the wrong foot because someone mistakes you for someone else, seems aloof or doesn’t recognise you. Generally it is because A) people look nothing like their avatars or B) people aren’t always as confident offline as they are online. We’re all human! Continue reading →
Father’s Day came early in the Alexander Residence
Wishing all Dad’s a very Happy Father’s Day. Mr A celebrates Father’s Day with 5 days of family free rocking out. We’ve packed him off to a rock festival with some chocolate rations packed in foam tool boxes and some hastily lovingly coloured in cards, both from Baker Ross. The kids really enjoyed preparing both of these craft items. Continue reading →
Today’s guest post focusses on Electric radiators. We have the longest and the most uneconomical gas radiators on the planet in the Alexander Residence, so I was interested to read about the alternatives.
Electric radiators have developed significantly in recent years. These days, they are extremely reliable units which offer a range of benefits to the home owners who use them to heat their properties. Continue reading →
With the Race for Life only one sleep away, Annie aka Mammasaurus and I, sneak a gin to numb ourselves before bed. Next morning after a fuzzy awakening, much tea and an hour in make up, with a professional aka Miss L, and we’re good to go.
I’ve been really looking forward to writing up this post. Our first camp of the year and what a wonderful back to nature, get away from it all, catch up with friends, let the kids roam free, wind down, destress, fun packed, star studded, frolick in the fields it was!
We had an amazing weekend in our caravan, as guests of the The Camping and Caravanning Club, joining in the celebrations for National Camping and Caravanning Week. We use club sites most the time, because they are always well run, have amazingly clean facilities and a friendly and helpful welcome. This time we bumped into club president David Bellamy!
Mr A and I were debating what we needed to focus our money on house wise. We decided on a more comfortable sofa bed to make our guests feel more at home when they come to visit. But, much as I love visitors, I’ve been reading up about mattresses and I really think that perhaps we should have focussed on our own bed first.
We spend so much of our lives asleep, yet shelling out on a mattress, well, it’s just not as glamorous as buying a new sofa bed is it? But the effects of a bad mattress can really creep up on you - she says, as she contemplates a third cup of strong tea before 11am.Continue reading →