Monthly Archives: January 2011

Listography – Five Kids Shows Which Make Me Want to Stick a Hot Poker in My Eyes and Ears.

It’s no secret that we allow Sausage to watch TV, and there are a few firm favourites which will always get airtime, shows like Peppa Pig, Waybuloo, In the Night Garden, Yo Gabba Gabba, ZingZillas, and best of all, Octonauts, to name but a few. But there are those shows which I find so desperately irritating, that I try to steer Sausage away from watching them, for the sake of my own sanity. Without further …

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Silent Sunday.

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A Note on Mortality (or ‘Why I’ll Never Buy Another Hamster’)

We’re lucky enough to live really close to family, like, 30 doors away close, and Husband’s Aunt has kids aged 7, 9 and 12, so Sausage loves to go round there and play. Aunty has two hamsters and about 9 months ago, Sausage became fascinated with them, deciding that she wanted one. Now, my daughter may only be two and a half, but she’s a single-minded little bugger (like her Mummy…) and for weeks, all …

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A Winning Mentality.

This morning, as we often do, Sausage and I were watching Peppa Pig over breakfast. It was the episode where Peppa has a Sports Day at her nursery, and Daddy Pig said something that really got me thinking: It’s not the winning that counts, but the taking part. Now, I may come across a bit Tiger Mom here, but I think that is utter rubbish. I understand the sentiment of the statement, and I agree …

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Listography – 5 things I wish I could do.

This weeks Listography is being hosted over at Kate Takes 5, and she’s asking us to take a moment to think of all the things we wish we could do. This is a subject I could probably talk about for a fairly long time, as there is so much I still want to accomplish, but for now, here are five things from my list. 1. Write A Book I thought I’d put the most predictable …

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Our Best Friend.

We’d only been married two months when we decided that we needed to start a family. We wanted to open our lives and our hearts up to a little living creature. At the time, we didn’t know that creature would be you. We trawled the newspapers looking for babies, until one day, in the early hours of the morning, your Dad woke me up. He told me he thought he’d found the one and wanted …

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Silent Sunday: Ringlets.

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E-Day.

I failed. I totally blew my intentions of posting every day this month, but to be honest, I just haven’t had a chance. I don’t feel too bad about it though, its taught me that I don’t want blogging to become an obligation, and I do feel that I post better when I post because I’ve thought of something to write, not when I’m having to make a concerted effort to come up with something. …

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Food for Thought.

“Tune your television to any channel it doesn’t receive and about 1 percent of the dancing static you see is accounted for by this ancient remnant of the Big Bang. The next time you complain that there is nothing on, remember that you can always watch the birth of the universe.” — Bill Bryson (A Short History of Nearly Everything)

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Guest Post.

My lovely friend Elle from This is Mommyhood is finally having her much-needed sinus surgery today and she asked me to help her out by writing a guest post for her. Please go over there and check it out, as well as keeping her in your thoughts today. Thanks!

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