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Camp Bestival Planning

Mojitos for tomorrow night and in an ideal world all we would need is three things: Tequila, salt and limes, we wouldn't need anything else to get us through the weekend as no food would be required or remembered. However, we have children so that's not going to happen *sighs wistfully*.

Traumas of a chocolate labrador

Jasper our chocolate labrador is in the wars again.
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Cycling Safely on roads

How to stay safe while cycling on the road Wear bright flourescent colours and lots of reflective stuff - make yourself be SEEN in complete gobsmacking "whoa, what the heck is that bright beacon a mile up ahead, wow that's bright......Oh it's…
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Walking Safely on Roads

How to stay alive while walking on a road without a pavement and other rants... I'm a cyclist, both roadie and mountain biking and I'm a car driver and a walker so I suppose this is more 'guidelines for surviving in the countryside' and attempting…

Party time Edelman Style

Men's worst nightmare........ I am man's worst nightmare, I know by uttering this simple phrase I can turn men to jelly, make them run from the room screaming, swear they are going to lock themselves in the shed with the cooking sherry and…

Style Police and Husbands

The only issue with summer is that English men begin to get their legs out and need a little encouragement as to what is and is not acceptable to wear with shorts.........Recent text to my lovely husband.. "Style police out to get Pete......don't…

Christmas Eve sagas and nearly losing our dog to gastric torsion

Having spent most of the previous week up North running back and forward to the hospital visiting Mum and trying to get her transferred down here as the NHS shuts down from 21 December through to 7 January I am now way behind on the cooking…

Opticians' dodgy practices with NHS Vouchers

If you have children under the age of 16 or under 19 and in full time education and who need glasses read on. As soon as a child has an eye test that shows they require glasses they are entitled to a discount voucher from the NHS, the amount…

Broken hips, NHS and distant Mums

I thought I'd share with you my thoughts, trial and tribulations and terror of getting through the minefield that is the NHS. Let's go back to 17 December.  it's 8.30pm Small Boy has just finished his Christmas Concert in church, at last…
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Picnic Lunch at the Allotment

The sun is out so I sent my lovely husband out this morning to buy a spade, fork, rake and hoe for the allotment along with a padlock for the shed so we could store the tools up there and not have to worry about lugging them over every time. We…