Sean Connery ... the best 007? "I can sum up James Bond in a few sentences. Goes on a mission. Meets an extremely attractive girl or two. Defeats an arch enemy. Kisses girl who survived. Credits roll.
"I wish we'd got an ugly one." This was The Boy Child's remark after we'd been stopped again and again by strangers who wanted to make a fuss of Tilly.
I have a friend whose family life is in such a state of upheaval, I hope I never have to experience the same thing. Tea, pastries and a care package I want to help her, but I want to help her in productive ways. So I made a list and decided on five things I … Continue reading Five Ways to Help a Stressed-Out Friend
"Steady on, Mum! That's your third!"
In early December, we tried out a new to us lunch and film experience. On the recommendation of friends, we went into the West End to the Film Club at the Soho Hotel.For an all-in price, we enjoyed a three course lunch and a screening of the film First Man. Having had the good fortune … Continue reading Film Club
When I said last month that The Boy Child had joined a school where I hoped he could shine, I didn't expect it to happen so soon.The week before half-term, I arrived at school for a 'parents welcome' assembly to discover that yes, The Boy Child was indeed singing. But what he forgot to mention … Continue reading Letting Him Shine
We embarked on a road trip to Northern England over the August Bank Holiday weekend. For the second part of the trip, we based ourselves in the beautiful city of Durham.The Brainy One spent three years as an undergraduate at the University of Durham back in, according to The Boy Child, nineteen hundred and freezing … Continue reading Northern Road Trip | Durham
Him: "Mum, what's your superhero name?" Me: "Erm … Mum?" Later ... Him:" Mum, you'll make a great superhero one day."
Friend's mum: "Chat, chat, chat … do they live near your mum?" Me: "Mum passed away in early 2016 …" Friend's mum looks both appalled and embarrassed, and reaches for my hand. The Boy Child: "It's okay, we're not as sad as we used to be."
February 2018 marked my Blogoversary – ten years of blogging. I recognise that I wasn’t very good in early days, but it still might be fun to look back over the years … In 2014: The Boy Child had something to say. In 2012: I had 10 Things to say about surviving a solo city … Continue reading On This Day