Category Archives: animals

Snacking on my eyeballs

I did it!  I did the camping! And I am never, ever camping in a tent again… Don’t get me wrong: I loved the outside-ness of it.  I loved the chance to explore somewhere new.  I loved cooking on a … Continue reading

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Many birthday purrrs

Norman is a teenager! Thirteen today. These days, Norman is a grumpy old man; I am the only one he doesn’t swipe at (although sometimes I get that variety of grumpy treatment too) and he spends an awful lot of … Continue reading

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For the love of balls

Percy loves balls. He loves snoofing out lost balls, befriending them and bringing them home to be one of the family.  He does that around three times a week.  Which is why we ended up with an over flowing box … Continue reading

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How old?

I went to see Mum and Dad today. I took Mum to the garden centre and on the way – I don’t remember why – she asked how old she is.  I am utterly rubbish when it comes to peoples … Continue reading

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An uneventful week away…

Last week we went to Cornwall; me, Mr R, the boys (2×2 legs, 1×4 legs) and Nanna and Pops.  (Nanna and Pops stayed in the house next door to save their sanity). 20 minutes after arriving Percy hurtled upstairs into … Continue reading

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A Little Pea and Little Wisp sleepover and the lessons of spicy toothpaste

It was a Little Pea and Little Wisp sleepover the other week. With so few weekends to choose from, it ended up being one where Himself was away on an expedition that involved making fire and building camps (it’s probably … Continue reading

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That back to school time of year

There’s a week or so in September that can be slightly tricky if – for whatever reason – you don’t have children. You might have guessed it; it’s the week schools go back and social media gets flooded with images … Continue reading

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Houdini Norman

We’ve lived in this house – Our Towers (rather than Pog Towers, where I used to live on my own) –  for almost 5 years.  One of the ‘things’ a lot of houses in this area have is glass doors … Continue reading

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Dog poo gate

Do you ever have those moments when you get so grumpy you almost step outside yourself and become someone else? Last week I was walking Percy and noticed seven, yes SEVEN bags of dog poo in a pile at the … Continue reading

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I’ve done some scary things in my time.  My volunteer work in the Philippines was pretty scary.  Learning to scuba dive (and throw up underwater as a result of the panic attacks it induced) was rather hairy and almost every … Continue reading

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