birthday greeting, bottle of wine

My mum would not have described herself as musical. But she was. She was an amazing singer, and sang alto in the Bristol Choral Society for many years. I am musical. I’m a music teacher by trade. I am not an amazing singer but I…

quotes of the week

Big M: Mummy, when we go on a plane, please can we do sky diving? ******** Little M: I’m going to do reading on Fursday. Me: You mean Thursday. Little M: Thhhhh…Fursday. Me: THursday. Little M: ThFursday.

new year

Happy new year! Christmas has been and gone in a blur of turkey, presents and children squeaking with delight. And wine. Obviously. And so we start a new year. I don’t do resolutions. I know myself well enough to know that I will break them…

quotes of the week

Mr TOPP: I think we should practise the vowels. Little M: What are the vowels? Mr TOPP: They’re the letters Ay, Ee, Eye, Oh and You. Little M: Oh. Mr TOPP: Ay, Ee, Eye, Oh, You. Your turn. Little M: Ay, Ee, ummmm… Mr TOPP:…

quotes of the week

Mr TOPP: So, how was it meeting Father Christmas today? Little M: It was good. Big M: What did he look like? Little M: He had a big tummy and a BIG beard. It was definitely the real one. Me: Did he say “ho ho ho”?…

quotes of the week

Little M: *sings* Then on foggy christmas eve, Santa came to say, Rudolph with your nose so bright, won’t you glide my sleigh tonight… ******** Big M: Mum, you know words? Me: Um, yes… Big M: What does it mean when they are sideways? Me:…

bite the bullet journal

I have always loved a good list. I used to be queen of notebooks until the invention of the iPhone. In recent years I have made all my calendars, lists and notes digital. The logic was that I was able to have my diary and…

quotes of the week

Listening to the radio in the car Pet Shop Boys: in a west end town, a dead end world Big M: I can’t believe that song just said girls are worse than boys. ******** Little M: Is that a magpire? Me: Huh? Oh you mean…

quotes of the week

On the beach… Little M: Mummy, I have drawed an X on the sand. Me: Oh, yes, clever you. Little M: Yes. And when they dig they won’t find any treasure. HA! I’m tricking the pirates. ******** Little M: I’m going to take this postcard…

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