I’ve mentioned previously that we’re in the process of buying a new car, and I’ve been struggling to narrow down my shortlist. I didn’t think my list of requirements was all that demanding – fuel efficient, Euro NCAP 5 star rating and some fun geeky gadgets. Taking a quick look at what was available it […]
The geekdaddy and I have recently been going through the exercise of buying a new car. The geekdaddy’s car is now 8 years old, has done around 100,000 miles, and is going to start costing us money soon, I am sure. Plus, with the price of petrol ever increasing, driving two very fuel-inefficient cars around […]
I knew Matchbox cars had been around for a while, as I played with them when I was a kid, which was longer ago than I care to admit. I remember being particularly proud of my special carry case with little trays that made it easy to store all my cars neatly. But it still […]
Regular readers will be aware that for many weeks now I have been in the habit of posting a Silent Sunday post each week – one picture from the week with no words. Recently I’ve been finding it harder to narrow down my selection and I often want to include words to explain why I chose […]
When I was pregnant with the geekdaughter and we were decorating the nursery, the thing I found the most difficult was finding a nice rug for the floor. Traditional carpet shops near us stocked only a very small selection of rugs, and an even smaller subset of those were child-orientated. Nursery outfitters seemed completely devoid, […]
Silent Sunday. One photo, taken in the last week. No words. To see more great pictures search for the #SilentSunday hashtag on Twitter or click on the image below:
“Kids always sleep in cars!”. When the geekdaughter was tiny I heard that all the time. And it isn’t always true. It wasn’t true for me then, and it’s not true now. We learned at an early age that the geekdaughter would only ever sleep for a maximum of 30 minutes in the car. Maximum. […]
The geek family are heading off tomorrow for a weekend away, staying with my father. We’ve got an approximately 4 hour drive to get to him, which neither the geekdaddy nor I are looking forward to. Long journeys with kids are fairly stressful, and one of the major stresses in our family is the music selection.