My Computer Has Astrophobia

That’s right; poor Sebastian (that’s his name) is afraid of thunder & lightning.  I always thought it was brontophobia but I believe the internet).  First we learn brontosauruses are Apatosaurus, now brontophobes are astrophobes. How do I know that my poor baby is scared.  He stops working and hides down inside himself. He won’t evenContinue reading “My Computer Has Astrophobia”

I Have Discovered Another Imaginary Talent

You may remember; or you may check back, at one stage I believed I could write a book; How I Started To Write.  Then I thought I could write a Science Fiction novel;  A Novel.  Now I think I can paint. Oh I’ve been doing this all the time lately; there are all kinds ofContinue reading “I Have Discovered Another Imaginary Talent”

Guest Challenge – Tabby’s Turn

Tabitha. I set a homework assignment for Tabitha because she wanted to practice creative writing. The task: A 59 word story containing the word – ‘Flow’. The result: I felt the waters of the ocean flow past me, leading me to somewhere unknown. I opened my eyes for the first time and saw a brightContinue reading “Guest Challenge – Tabby’s Turn”

Am I Too Sophisticated to be Funny?

I have been sorting through my website; trying to remember what I have written and posted and what I’ve written & lost somewhere.  Now I can look for stuff and when I find it I will know what to do. But my point is I have noticed something.  My readership seems to be dwindling, but nowContinue reading “Am I Too Sophisticated to be Funny?”

Lisa Steals A Really Great Idea

Okay  someone liked something I wrote so I visited them to see who they were.  Why am I explaining this if you are reading this you probably understand the concept. Anyway it was a fantastic post about asking a 3 year old questions.  I had to leave the house I may have forgotten to commentContinue reading “Lisa Steals A Really Great Idea”

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

I Wrote A Poem; I Hate You All! – My family not my readers

I told my fish to stop their fighting & they bit each others tails. I told my kids to stop their fighting & my husband laughed in gales.   I asked the grey cat to please stop drinking my lovely cup of tea. Smokie looked solemnly at his water bowl then stared straight back atContinue reading “I Wrote A Poem; I Hate You All! – My family not my readers”

Autism – Don’t worry they grow out of it!

You may have heard about autistic children that insist on wearing a piece of clothing even when it is inappropriate. Cat is 23 years old and after 2 hours of flapping, squealing, screaming and trying to convince me I was destroying her self esteem she agreed to leave the house not wearing her black woollyContinue reading “Autism – Don’t worry they grow out of it!”

Christmas Planning Mistake No.2, 3 & 4

Over the years we have developed traditions. 1st of December we put up the Christmas tree.This year on the 1st of December Tabby had tickets for the school River Cruise; no time for tree.  So Friday; nope I slept from 1:30 to 5:00, Gavin from 2:00 to 6:00, Cat & Alex until 7:00.  Yah stressContinue reading “Christmas Planning Mistake No.2, 3 & 4”

Christmas Planning Mistake No.1

Last year I made a stupid mistake, I know it is shocking that I could make a mistake.  Actually it’s just that this is one that I have a. noticed, b. am not hiding and c. I’m writing about it. So the mistake, first the context. Every year I get the kids Advent Calendars.  ThisContinue reading “Christmas Planning Mistake No.1”