Category Archives: animals

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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#stepmumwins

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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Birthday boy!

It is Star Wars day today.  It is very nearly the start of a long weekend in the UK.  But FAR more importantly, it is Norman’s birthday. Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday dear Normy, Happy … Continue reading

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a different view

There is much muchness going on and I’m behind with all the blog based thoughts in my head as well as heaps of other things.  But this morning before work it was cold, but not torrential rain for a change, … Continue reading

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The losing of the plot

I don’t know if it’s too much work, too much running, too much house-wife-ing (because not only am I now cooking proper food that doesn’t include toast, but last week I took the hem up on a pair of curtains.  … Continue reading

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Mostly about breaking stuff

Himself has been away for work this week.  Presumably I am now quite rubbish being left on my own now and have taken to breaking things.  This was last nights text messaging between us: The snow reference is because it’s … Continue reading

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Side effects of working from home

I’m starting to worry about me.  I’m really lucky – I get to work from home four days a week so I get to wear slippers at my desk, have Norman help with my work and eat all the food … Continue reading

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The excitement of neighbours

Our Towers has been our home for almost a week.  We’re strangely settled (even if it does feel like we are staying in an Air BnB that we’ll have to leave soon).  We’re mostly unpacked (other than the rather large … Continue reading

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Paintings and plates

I don’t think I’ve ever used this blog to recommend anything or anyone – it doesnt really fit with the aim of spreading smiles, but two people have sent smiles my way recently and I think you might be interested….so, … Continue reading

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