Thursday, October 31, 2013


Oh, I appear to be dressed up as a middle-aged mum, addicted to comfort-over-style. Frightening, I think you'll agree.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Stay at Home Mothers

It looks like Laura Perrins is becoming a great supporting voice as she calls for  recognition of the true value of Stay-at-Home-Mothers to society.

Monday, October 21, 2013


This looks right up my street - or countryside lane.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Children Growing

I love Tim Lott's column in the Guardian and agree with his philosophy. This week he suggests that telling children to 'cheer up,' when they are sad, is counter-productive. Instead, accept their feelings and give them the love and space to start cheering themselves up, in their own time.
I read another great quote in this article about trying to educate kids of dangers online. If they are curious, don't say, 'Ask me when you're older,' as they can Google everything anyway. I hope I can answer 'tricky' questions, as the kids grow up.
Yesterday, Hugh said, (apropos of nothing),

 'Why do baddies have all the money and power?'
Me: 'Who told you that?'
Him: 'You did.'



Friday, October 18, 2013

Scary or Beautiful: The Only Choice

I saw Superman logo thermals in M&S and naively thought I could kill two birds with one stone: winter warmth and Hugh's Halloween costume.

'No!' he protested, as if I knew nothing about anything. 'You have to be scary or beautiful; that's the only choice.'

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Wolfing About

Hugh came home from school and told me the Common Wolf Games were coming to Glasgow.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Sunshine on Leith

Loved it, loved it, loved it. Wanted to be it.


Saturday, October 05, 2013

Glasgow Grapes

Ok, so they are barely the size of blueberries, but they taste sweet (yet tart?) and I grew them in my Glasgow garden. I hope you are grapeful.