A weird day of solo parenting

by on November 12, 2013

Kids in superhero costumesOn Saturday the geekdaddy was out all day at the Doki Doki Japenese festival in Manchester. He set out about 8am and didn’t get back until just before bedtime. So I had a day wrangling the kids on my own. I’ve done that enough now that it doesn’t faze me at all, but for some reason this day there was a lot of weird stuff going on…

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Silent Sunday 07/10/2012

by on October 7, 2012

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The cake is not a lie

by on December 29, 2011

I don’t cook. No really, I don’t. I follow recipes, and produce meals out of necessity, rather than pleasure. So I’m not quite sure what possessed me to suddenly want to make a Christmas cake this year. I blame Waitrose – every week I’ve been in there for about the last two months they’ve had piles and piles of their “make your own Delia Christmas cake” kits all over the store. And every week I’ve walked right past them, until the week before Christmas, when they’d all been marked down to half price – £5 rather than £10. And seeing as how I can’t resist a bargain, I grabbed one.

Mind you, after I’d been around the shop to pick up all of the extra ingredients that weren’t included in the box, I’m not sure it was that much of a bargain after all!

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