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    Dettol giveaway!

    Sponsored post Oh my goodness. I have never been so excited about household cleaning products as I have since I became a parent. I am no domestic goddess, but oh, the things I have seen. It can scare even the less-than-prudent (understatement in my case much?) house keeper straight. Just the fear of the whole family coming down with a group illness is enough for me! Sometimes sharing is just not caring!!! All those missed days of work and day care. We’re already racking up the absences and winter hasn’t even kicked in properly yet! Eek. I’m definitely not a germ-o-phobe. I’ve got no problem with a bit of dirt…

  • getting silly,  Uncategorized

    Oh, rats! Or mice.

    image It’s started. I first heard it a few days ago. Scuffling. Scratching. Always in the early hours of the morning. No, I thought. It can’t be. Oh please let it not be. Maybe it’s just a few birds scratching on the tin roof, I reasoned desperately. Maybe it’s the neighbour’s cat on the roof? Oh please just be the neighbour’s cat! But no…it was coming from inside the roof cavity. I know this because one morning, the sound was so loud and irritating that I grabbed my diary (the nearest thing), climbed up on my exercise bike (aka expensive clothing hanger) and thudded it against the ceiling. The noise…

  • Inspiration

    Lady cave.

    image No, it’s not a euphemism (giggles immaturely). Just like men like to have man caves, I have decided that I need a lady cave. I have a place for it all picked out. Sure, it won’t be perfect, because we have to keep the ironing board and unsorted washing and the bills somewhere, but hey – Mr Unprepared won’t be getting a shed as big as he’d like for the time being so I guess it’s only fair 😉 Yep. I am going to be making over the study. It will be my little sanctuary, where I can blog and look at pretty things and pretend I belong on…

  • just some thoughts,  travel,  What We've Been Up To

    Home again.

    Aaaah. We’ve just got home after a crazy, glorious week away camping. I often say that you have to get away for just long enough that you start to appreciate home comforts again. Not that we were truly slumming it, to be honest. There are smart phones and brewery feeds and goodness knows what else to enjoy these days (usually involving several varieties of gourmet cheese). Not to mention brilliant little barbecues that can cook ANYTHING. But we lived simpler in our little camper van with the pull out beds. With the non soundproof canvas ‘walls’ and the dirt and the wildlife. Living out of a bag of clothes, having…

  • getting silly,  just some thoughts,  Uncategorized

    DIY…or outsource it and then be all awkward.

    This post has been inspired by Fat Mum Slim’s September Photo a Day challenge x About the photo: OK, so the prompt for today’s photo is DIY. I may have outsourced my DIY this morning, but that’s OK. Today some dudes came to install the Little Mister’s brand new roller blind for his almost finished big boy room. We have been waiting for this day for so long, because without a blind the Little Mister couldn’t move in! Now, just a couple of finishing touches and it’s gonna happen!! I’m so excited. He’s been thrilled with how his new room is coming along and has ‘helped’ every step of the way…

  • just some thoughts

    Stripes: My kitchen.

    This post has been inspired by Fat Mum Slim’s Photo a Day challenge x About the photo: The only time I have to blog today is this morning, so I was confined to finding a photo in my house of ‘stripes’. I tried taking an artistic photo of my stripy Jamie Oliver tea towel hanging on the oven rack, but that was a fail. I thought about taking a photo of my daggy, striped skirt that I wear around the house. I could not get a good angle on the Little Mister’s IKEA circus tent. The list goes on. Stripes is harder than it sounds! So, here’s a corner of…

  • Inspiration,  Uncategorized

    House it going?

      image I don’t know why but whenever I’ve been away from home for a while (even a few days camping), I come back bursting with ideas and inspiration for my house. It’s like I’ve had some space and perspective and I’m ready to embrace my home again after some much needed time out. I don’t always get so far in my aspirations for creating the home I want (the usual crap excuses about money, time and energy), but I like to try 🙂 I got excited about seeing interior design magazines at the newsagents’ while I was away (the only time I really get to pay attention to what’s…

  • Little Mister

    Doing big person things.

    The Little Mister has become fascinated with any tasks that make him feel like he’s one of the big people. I can’t get the vacuum cleaner away from him. Which seemed like a great thing at the time, but now I’m beginning to have my doubts. It takes about 50 hours longer to get the floors clean. It is adorable, though. The Little Mister loves nothing more than sitting up at the table in a grown up chair and “reading” something. Sometimes it’s the newspaper and yesterday it was my day planner. He thought he was doing something very important 🙂 I am convinced that the Little Mister will be…

  • getting silly,  Little Mister,  Uncategorized

    The Case of the Missing TV Remote Control.

    On Monday, March 4, 2013 some time around the witching hour (also sometimes known as ‘arsenic hour’), a black LG TV remote control disappeared from its usual place of inhabitance. One Husband Unprepared (30), an unwitting witness in this case, claimed that he had last seen it when he turned on the television to watch Some Boring Show About Cars (may have paraphrased). The whereabouts of the remote are still unknown. One suspect is within the sights of law enforcement and has been questioned extensively. A transcript below: Investigator: Hey, Little Mister. Where have you put the remote control, mate? Where is it? Where is it? Little Mister remains tight…

  • Uncategorized,  updates

    Pinning at life. Well, before I ‘pin out of control.

    Pic Hmm. I usually try to blog at least once a week, but I must admit I’ve been preoccupied. I’m feeling that honeymoon phase of the new year where you try to put all of your resolutions into action all at once and it’s too early to be disappointed in myself! It’s great! I mean, check in with me by say, March, and I’ll let you know if all has been abandoned, but so far so good! I have a confession. When Pinterest started to get all like a big deal and shiz, I just kind of pathetically signed up, pinned a couple of things and promptly lost (p)interest. I’m…