Sometimes you have to take a break from something to realise how much you love it. I haven’t appeared on stage for over 10 years. Amateur drama was a huge part of my childhood, and something I carried on with after leaving home, but at some point I just kind of drifted away from it. […]
It’s traditionally about this point in the year that I look back to my New Year resolutions from last year and wonder how I did, as well as looking forward to the coming year to decide what I want to focus on this time around. Last year I only made two resolutions; firstly to attempt […]
I’ve never been the kind of person who tidies up little by little. As a kid I would allow my bedroom to get into a worse and worse state until my mother told me I had to tidy up. Then as I got older I found my own personal threshold, somewhere before my Mum intervened, […]
On Friday night I was in London at the very posh Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington for the very glitzy ceremony to announce the winners of the 2013 MAD Blog Awards. I was one of five bloggers shortlisted in the “Most Innovative” category, thanks to all of your nominations and votes. When I started planning my trip […]
After telling you about all the significant “firsts” we managed, today I’m bringing you part 2 in my series of posts about what we did during the summer holiday by talking about a couple of celebrations that happened over the six weeks the geekdaughter was off school. At the start of the holiday was my […]
On the whole I am a very mild mannered individual. I don’t tend to rant, and if i do have negative thoughts or feelings I usually choose to express them in person to people who know me well, rather than here on my blog for the world to see. I have had the odd rant […]
We headed off to the summer fair at the geekson’s nursery this weekend, and we all had a great time. There were a good selection of stalls for us to spend money on, and a group of people teaching African drums and dancing. And there was face painting.
This weekend I’m heading off to another blogging conference (and I can just see several of you rolling your eyes and saying “not ANOTHER blogging conference”, but bear with me). This one is different because it’s the first conference organised by Blogs Up North, who are dedicated to organising blogging events in the North of […]