These past few weeks I’ve been quietly contemplating the future. 2015 is going to be a pretty MASSIVE year here, so big that I’m contemplating it 9 months in advance and I’m preparing myself for it. The things that are taking place, Paige turns 18! Imogen turns 16! Imogen leaves school. Kyle starts secondary school! … Continue reading

Positive Result


At last something more positive to write about, today I went with John up to Reading. I was traveling as moral support as he was taking an exam, he dropped me at the Oracle shopping … Continue reading

The School System

I was really upset this week when I read about the couple who had been fined a £1,000 for taking their children out of school on a holiday during term time. I know that they … Continue reading

Magic Kitchen Windowsill Plant

Last week a friend of mine popped in bearing gifts for the Christmas season, in her arms she two plant pots with strange looking spiky plants. My friend Carole said these are for you as … Continue reading

Puisseguin Saint-Emilion

A stunning Bordeaux wine
Puisseguin Saint-Emilion

I have quite surprised myself to be reviewing another wine from France directly after my last review. Trust me it was not planned, but this wine is from the great Saint- Emilion area and Puisseguin … Continue reading


Review: Novatel, Cardiff

This was our third trip to the Novotel in Cardiff and proved to be very interesting as the night before we stayed here we stayed in the Marriot Hotel also in Cardiff, both 4 star … Continue reading

Shower cradle

Tilt in Space Shower Cradle

I wanted to share my delight at long last we have managed to get a shower chair that allows Paige to have a degree of comfort during her shower. Her last shower chair was rigid plastic … Continue reading

Lime and Corriander Chicken Lime and Corriander Chicken

Mixed Grill A Different Mixed Grill

Brownie Jamie Oliver’s Brilliant Brownies

chicken_4887 Chicken Breasts In White Wine & Tarragon Sauce