We aren't Spur fanatics, Fysh isn't a fan of the food and I can't fault him, it's rather kak. But we were at Sable Square yesterday for an event and we were a little early, we'd already had lunch and walked around so we went to Spur and ordered a drink mainly so Fysh could jump and clamber in the play area while we waited for time to pass. At the moment we're watching Without a Trace and it really shows how quickly things can happen and people go...

Driving home from a July 4th party Juniper and her older sister get into a car accident and only one survives and the other is left trying to pick up the pieces and find ways to deal with the grief. Since her sister Camille's death, Juniper Lemon keeps track of her happiness by writing daily on note cards. (I am actually loving this idea and think I might start doing it as well) After losing card 65, she is determined to find it and hunts all over school, including...

The other day we were hanging up washing and Fysh asked why we have fingerprints. The best I could answer him is that they help us grip onto things. Well that answer didn't really placate it, he knows about using fingerprints to find people because of NCIS etc but then in an episode of Numb3rs they got the wrong guy because they used a partial print and assumed it was from the thumb which just brought the fascination of prints back into play. We've decided that Fridays are now...

For a long time now Fysh has had long hair. It's been an uphill battle against family and people commenting on it but he was hard ass at keeping it that way because that's why he wanted.  Week before last he started talking about cutting it and I said okay but delayed it. Then last week he showed me a picture of what he wants and I said okay but he'd have to wait until I got paid. Yesterday we walked into the barber shop at the Sandown Centre...

Things happen within seconds and yet while it's happening it feels like time doesn't exist, everything slows down and speeds up all at once.  It's been a lovely chilly 13° here with a relatively constant drizzle. The perfect soup weather right? Of course. So I get it all going in the pressure cooker like usual etc, nothing different to what I usually do. Wait for it to do its thing then then it down and leave it for it to cool down enough and whatnot so I can open...

Have you ever had a day where you're trying REALLY hard to have a great day but life feels the need to test how real that determination is?  I had the penguin random house children's books showcase this afternoon and I was so amped because books and people who like books!  But...

This for me has been one of those highly anticipated books, which of course often lead to disappointment, even though Into the water can't actually fall into that category I do feel it didn't live up to Girl on the train.  Unlike The Girl on the Train which only had two main characters points of view (and later a third), Into the Water has more than a dozen storytellers which left me somewhat confused at times and I felt like I needed sticky notes to remember what's who etc. The...

It's hard to believe that's its been 20 years already since I was introduced to the wizarding world, to Hogwarts, to the trio, to magic. But I will always and forever find comfort in the world of Harry Potter. When I first picked up the Philosopher's stone I was 9 and in a boarding school in a country different to the one I'd grown up in and thousands of miles away from either of my parents.  ...

Cycling, something it seems that not everyone can do. I thought maybe Fysh was going to be one of those people, he's going on 8 and he just couldn't get going, no balance.  He was outside in the am, sort of determined but highly frustrated. I even had to reprimand him for throwing down his bike and kicking it.  Around lunch his granny came to fetch him for a sleep over and decided to take his bike with...

I get asked this SO often and my is usually no. The main reason being that I am not a tattoo artist and do not aspire to be one even though I admire them.  In general no matter what you're taking to have done you and your artist are going to faff with it to make it work perfectly, and if your artist doesn't do this I suggest you find a different artist because you might have an idea that won't work exactly where you want it to, because...