Christmas in July – The Tablet Version

As previously mentioned in Christmas in July - Lisa's: and Christmas in July - View from an Alex   KSP Writer's Centre A.K.A. The greatest writing centre in the world were having a literary dinner the evening of my Tuesday Writers Circle. So I made that our writing theme. Mum again wouldn't write (because she … Continue reading Christmas in July – The Tablet Version

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Christmas in July – View from an Alex

As previously mentioned in Christmas in July - Lisa's: KSP Writer's Centre A.K.A. The greatest writing centre in the world were having a literary dinner the evening of my Tuesday Writers Circle. So I made that our writing theme. Mum again wouldn't write (because she is stubborn) and no one who wasn't family came (because … Continue reading Christmas in July – View from an Alex

Christmas in July – Lisa’s

KSP Writer's Centre A.K.A. The greatest writing centre in the world were having a literary dinner the evening of my Tuesday Writers Circle. So I made that our writing theme. Mum again wouldn't write (because she is stubborn) and no one who wasn't family came (because too many have met me). But triumphantly Tablet wrote, … Continue reading Christmas in July – Lisa’s

I Had A Birthday, OMG, Shut Up!

It is not my birthday today, my birthday was days ago, if you wish me a happy birthday... I bite; just to warn you! My husband is making me do a birthday post.  He loves my birthday; the jerk!  I was born 8 days before him so he revs up the demon spawn and they … Continue reading I Had A Birthday, OMG, Shut Up!

Valentine Needed; Desperately!

For our family Valentine's Day started yesterday when Charlie sent two red chiffon bags of dog chocs & yogurt drops to his favourite person F. (my support worker)'s Cavalier spaniel damsels.  When shown photos he adores Indie; the younger one. And is not that interested in Poppy the grumpy one. Not the actual photos of … Continue reading Valentine Needed; Desperately!

I Don’t Want To Make Anymore Calendars, Does That Make Me A Bad Mother?

Warning this is depressing & humourless.  I advise you not to read it, unless you are interested in Autism &/or Depression. A year ago I convinced my two youngest not to buy the expensive glossy calendars because the school produced calendars would be more useful & I would reward them by getting nicer pictures of … Continue reading I Don’t Want To Make Anymore Calendars, Does That Make Me A Bad Mother?

Christmas Loot

As an adult I get sensible things for Christmas; not like children.  My kids got gift vouchers, some cash, lots of clothes, towels and books.  Fun stuff!  I only got 2 tops and a scarf+... I received several things for my on going high tea service collection,a couple of DVDs, some books and money.  But … Continue reading Christmas Loot

Happy New Year!!!

We love New Year's Eve.  Every year we gather to watch the countdown; waiting in a circle with 2 people holding the dogs, cats don't enjoy the countdown, so we can all kiss each other at midnight.  Then we toast with non alcoholic sparkling cuvee (some sort of white wine) and then sparkling apple juice.  We … Continue reading Happy New Year!!!

Christmas in 40*C – Addendum

The Original The more eagle eyed of my readers may have noticed that Cat was missing from the light hunting photos.  And that Natasha's shorts are far too short (she's 13 and she could pass for 18, life is not fair for parents of girls). Cat had started house sitting for 3 days, 2 nights … Continue reading Christmas in 40*C – Addendum

KSP Challenge – The Wrong Question Part 2 Alex’s Guest Post.

This is Alex's piece for the challenge described in KSP Challenge. This year parents told Natasha how Santa Claus was a spirit that used them and other believers as helpers during the Christmas season. Unlike the rest of us, she was devastated, which has kinda left me confused and sad for baby sister. I don't … Continue reading KSP Challenge – The Wrong Question Part 2 Alex’s Guest Post.