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The Mighty Bromo

Waking up at 3am to climb a mountain is not something I would normally care to do, but when the mountain in question was the mighty Gunung Bromo – one … Continue reading

September 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

A cruelty free life? That’s a bit radical.

I am not ‘radical’ I have always been a middle of the road, fairly liberal person. Yet when I look back at my teenage self I am amazed. I was shy and … Continue reading

September 29, 2012

Staying high and dry

*Inserts comments about the weather never being like this before, blah blah* Whether or not weather isn’t quite what it used to be, what I do know is, my daily … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

Book storage emergency!

Well, this is quite a ridiculous state of affairs isn’t it? This bookcase is on our landing, and if I don’t tackle the tower o’ books soon one day it’ll topple … Continue reading

September 27, 2012 · 5 Comments

What’s wrong with being a Mummy’s Boy?

Years ago, I read a book (unfortunately I can’t remember the title or author) in which a woman talked about how close she was with her son (I think he … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · 8 Comments

Mindy Kaling’s new show, what I love and hate about rom-coms, and why single —> married isn’t a redemption story

Not that Mindy Kaling needs my approval, but I’ve seen the pilot episode of the new sitcom she created and stars in, The Mindy Project, which premieres in the US … Continue reading

September 25, 2012 · 8 Comments

A Quacking Way of Life: Pop Up Bakery

I’ve got the chicken coop. Got the chickens. Three of them are laying six days a week. Three haven’t started yet. (But ooh, wait, we had an extra egg today … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · 9 Comments

Moroccan chickpea stew with couscous

Like most of us, I’ve been watching rising food prices with dismay. We’ve always had a fairly low food budget and already do many of the things advised to keep … Continue reading

September 23, 2012 · 4 Comments

Nappy Ever After: Do You Give Love A Bad Name?

I’m a very hands-on kind of mummy. I have co-slept with both my babies, carried them whenever possible in baby slings, breast-fed for as long as possible and generally been reluctant … Continue reading

September 22, 2012 · 7 Comments

It’s better to mistake a stick for a snake than a snake for a stick

One of my favourite stories from Mark Twain’s autobiography is his being kept away from all his friends when a particular illness was doing the rounds. He’d been so ill … Continue reading

September 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

Review of the Tenga Wavy Egg

The TENGA Wavy Egg promises to be a ‘serious break through from the more traditional male masturbators’ and I have been excited to try this product on the Other Half … Continue reading

September 20, 2012

Seek and Ye Shall Find.

Words are powerful. Words are wonderful. Words can lift us up where we… ahem. Got a little carried away there. Silliness aside, I think words are either our greatest advocate … Continue reading

September 19, 2012 · 1 Comment
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