For some unknown reason, I don’t believe my eleven year old son has had a single mention in my ramblings to date. Sorry mate.
Reflecting on this, I think it’s because he generally keeps his head down and keeps his comments to himself, not like most of the other members of this family!
It’s not always been […]

Back to Africa

If the title implies I have already visited Africa, then I’m sorry - it’s more that I’m turning my thoughts back there. I am not one of those people that suffers from wanderlust and feels the need to travel the world, taking in diverse cultures, natural wonders, new experiences….. I have no desire to see […]

The Final Review

Just written all this once and lost it. I hate computers. Writing it again while it is fresh in my mind. Today the gym will have to wait. Thius is my list of tasks to do based on my last few blog entries:


Normally, I write loads of lists. You either do or you don’t. Although […]

Plan Do Review - Part 2

I have just reread up to the twentieth entry in Hometruth and have some further thoughts to share with you:-
On the subject of chocolate:
I have managed not to buy any of my recently relinquished favourite brand of chocolate in quite some time and am still trying to re-educate my palate. My head tells me that […]

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 […]

Three cheers for home baking!

Our church has recently started running a fair trade coffee morning every Saturday and we were approached to help. We were hesitant to commit to actually being there on a regular basis, although I suspect Gadget Man views it as a welcome distraction from the inevitable weekend list of DIY jobs. What with ballet, parties, […]

Go Green (in Gateshead?)

Our local newspaper now boasts a double page spread every Tuesday entitled Go Green! I only know this because it also features in the free weekly paper that comes through our door requiring no effort and expense on our part.
So we were scouring the paper last night for houses (even though we have no intention […]

Times are a-changing…

Gone are the days when kids like me bought their breakfast cereal on the basis of the tacky plastic figure advertised on the box. I can still recall the anticipation. Of course, I could never wait for it to plop one day without warning into my coco pops. What a day that would have been! […]

Images of Africa

It was a pleasant surprise to open my daughter’s book bag with her at bedtime last night and discover one of the delightful “Handa” series by Eileen Brown. We all love “Handa’s surprise”, where Handa carries a bowl of various fruits on her head to her friend Akeyo in the next village and is in […]

My monthly cycle

WAIT! DON‘T SWITCH OFF YOUR COMPUTER JUST YET! I’m not about to divulge personal details you have no desire to discover (although the moon cup does fascinate me and one day, I may pluck up the courage to purchase one!)
I’m referring to my monthly shopping cycle, following on from my unsuccessful jaunt to the local […]