Where there is no hope….

Our kids believe everything they read on the internet. If something is written down, then it must be true.
I guess we all are a bit like that. We can be swayed by the latest research, the article in today’s newspaper, the current bestseller…especially if it feeds into the niggling doubts at the back of our […]

Greed is not good

Confession: I am not the world’s best housewife. Housework does not interest me. Being house proud is not in my nature. I do the bare minimum to keep the family ticking over.
So when my husband told me he was proud of me this morning, I was dumbstruck.
Then he went on. He was in fact proud […]

What a waste!

I hate waste. Here are ten of the worst offences that make me see red on a regular basis:
1. Books that are bought and never read
2. DVDs that are only ever watched once
3. The lake of milk left in a bowl of cereal when all the cereal has been eaten
4. Drawing on only one side […]

Plan Do Review

Anyone familiar with primary education will recognise this process. My four year old is totally au fait with it! She loves to tell me what she decided in ‘planning’.
Anyway, I felt I could do with a bit of the same. This blog is mainly the planning (and pontificating, ranting, rambling etc) and leads on to […]

Use Less

People Tree sell a T shirt with USELESS on the design. Strangely, my husband is keen to get himself one. Not that he suffers from crushingly low self-esteem. On the contrary, he definitely has enough self-confidence to carry it off. Me and the kids haven’t knocked it all out of him yet. No - he’s […]