This morning there were heavy showers coming across. Also two boats just outside the harbour.
Today started off with Jasper determining what time I was to awaken. This of course is quite normal. The husband and I had to be at an appointment by 10, and seeing as it’s half term, this meant the girls going with us. I had sneakily said to be ready at 9am to the girls, so they would be ready on time. We didn’t actually need to be actually ready until 9.30am. Twas my cunning plan. Continue reading How far to get what exactly?
My brother, Malcolm, wrote this in 2002, just before his 50th birthday on 17th February.
Today would have been his 61st birthday. I’d like to think his idea of Birthday Aid could continue, even after ten years and further still.
I’m breaking the silent Sunday code today, because for a change (of late) I have stuff to say. I have at last got some time to actually sit down, cup of coffee at hand, letting the world trot past at a leisurely pace. So leisurely that I barely need to keep a half eye on it all. Ahhh, and breathe. Continue reading Not so quiet this Sunday
Today it was beautifully sunny but deceivingly cold.
Penn state pretzels come in a variety of flavours to suit most. They come in a handy 175g bag, big enough for sharing, for partying, for keeping until another day.
Pretzels are one of those snacks you forget how good they are until you have them again. Pretzels of course have the reputation of choking a former President of The United States. How can we forget the jokes and the innuendos? We won’t go there now.
But what if you’re wanting something different? What if you want something more from your pretzels? Well, we had a think. We scratched our heads, we nibbled on Pretzels and thought some more. We pondered and we puzzled. And this is what we came up with. How are you going to eat yours? Continue reading How are you going to eat your pretzels?
Do you remember Drumsticks, Refreshers, Love Hearts and Double Lollies? Some of my favourites as a child (and still as yummy even though I’m slightly older). Now they are available in Squashie form, literally. Swizzel Matlow now make these sweets in gummy variety. They are available in 45g and 160g bags. Continue reading Squashies!
A cold wintery day, with snow hanging in the air. It was actually snowing when I took this, but you can’t see it.
With writing on Fuss Free Living, I have been able to share some of our family life and we’ve all helped out with reviews or opinions at some point. For the most part, with exception to getting my soap box out, life ticks over with relative ease. That is on the surface it would appear so. However not everything is apparent, and sometimes it is easier to cloak the darker aspects rather than open up about them.
I have felt this way for some time, until recently. I have realised that it is noticeable that posts are less frequent and I seemingly have less time to share ramblings of family life and all that goes with it. I can keep saying that life is hectic and that time flies, but it’s not going to make things better or change anything quickly.
Perhaps it is time to open up and perhaps it is time to share more. Perhaps this will help those involved, and perhaps what I am going to share with you will be something someone can relate to. Perhaps even sympathise or learn from. Continue reading Sometimes things aren’t so easy