We'll stoop as low as necessary to get the outcome we want

Chippie’s sencond official swimming lesson and it went almost as well as the first. Got organised and changed. I was busting for a wee, so carried baby, towels, additional necessary paraphernalia into cubicle with me, encouraged Chippie to stand, and stay standing by hanging onto my around-my-knees bather’s bottoms. Until…

Yes, that will work

After yesterday’s debacle wtih timing for the arrival of the carpenter, and his need to return again this morning, with his painter counterpart, it was suitably organised that they arrive at 8am. Just in time to move the dishwasher back in front of the fridge as I’m about to prepare…

Putting the "fun" in "family holiday"

Chippie’s flatness had turned to severe clinginess when we arrived at destination yesterday afternoon, complete with a fever, and a not very nice sounding cough. Dash to local chemist before bed to get hands on some baby panadol, which we had neglected to pack before leaving home yesterday morning. Pandolled…

Things like this are bound to happen

Flat out with a software thing I’m trying to get my head around, school holidays and Grumpy – a teacher – working all of the first week of the holidays, my day is somewhat hectic. Thankfully, only two children home, but a meeting in my kitchen this morning and Monkey…