Flea’s bedtime story video

I'd completely forgotten about this video – it's from last year, Flea reading her favourite bedtime story, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". See? With the right coaching, your children can read their own bedtime stories, thereby saving you a job. I particularly enjoy how 'five plums' sounds like 'dry bums' (well,… View Post

Monday, bloody Monday

Five things I've learned today: The universe has a twisted sense of humour. So, I posted last week about my paranoia that Flea would choke to death on a piece of apple skin. And this morning, Flea choked on a piece of apple skin. Fortunately, I was sitting next to… View Post

Oh, so *that’s* why I don’t read the Sunday Times any more…

The Father was here this weekend. ‘The Father’ is Flea’s Dad. I like to call him ‘the father’ because he likes to call Flea ‘the child’.  When he’s in town, I get all giddy because I can go to the cinema and read whole newspapers and eat Pringles on the… View Post

The Magic of Motherhood.

 We were in the car driving through Windermere yesterday when Flea suddenly shouted: "Look Mummy, that lady looks just like you!" I wasn't really paying attention – I was far too excited at just having seen the sign for a real life Lakeland Limited store – so I just murmured,… View Post

The Movie Project

Back in January, I made a New Year’s Resolution. Not to go to the gym or floss more regularly or anything even remotely self-improving. No. My resolution was that in 2009 I would watch 100 movies I’ve never seen before. We’re now just past the halfway mark, and I’m on… View Post