Big Girl sewed the badges she was given, on enrolment night, onto her Brownie uniform, pretty much unassisted by me (I started her off, showed her how to stitch, then let her do it herself) Hard for me, because I am a perfectionist, not to interfere or take over, but a good lesson for both […]READ MORE
This recent flu bug (which I promise not to go on about) was not good for my physical health, but also helped to give my pride and my stubborn streak a serious battering. I normally pride myself on being very self sufficient, independent, soldiering on, even when I am struggling physically (with my arthritis, I […]READ MORE
LSH and I decided a while ago, that with Small Boy now sleeping better, and handling life more easily post grommet insertion, that it would be lovely if we could have a weekend away, just for us. We haven’t been away, alone, since before we got pregnant with said Small Boy, which is nearly 4 […]READ MORE
I have neglected both the blog, and Get Fit Mummy, in general, for the past couple of weeks. I have had a type A Influenza, which has been nasty (don’t make jokes about flu folks, when you get it for real it is really, really awful) and literally wiped me out. I am almost better, […]READ MORE
I didn’t do a photo week last week, I was feeling so abysmally ill, with a nasty flu, that has taken me almost 3 weeks to get over, that I rather pathetically decided that anything that required more than minimum effort was to be sidelined for a few days, so the blog was neglected. I […]READ MORE
So we went shopping yesterday, and I found myself looking at Christmas decorations and ornaments. It’s only November, please send help. I happened to snap the other members of the Mad Cats Household admiring a furry display of polar bears and other critters. I reckon it is Sat Cap worthy! Then mosey on over to […]READ MORE
Welcome to my Friday’s Rants from the Soap Box in my Living Room. A small space in the week where I can have a chunter about things that have made me twitch with annoyance or made me question if the world has gone mad or not…. I also linked up with MummyBarrow for her Ranty Friday. […]READ MORE
This! I was very excited that a Whole Foods store opened in Richmond, and have been really keen to go and visit, but just haven’t been able to make it yet, with being busy, then struck down by flu. Small Boy and I finally got to drop in there yesterday, and it is my idea […]READ MORE
When I was contacted by the lovely people from Spink, and asked if I wanted to review a bottle of Dettol Hand soap, with E45, I was quite keen to accept. I don’t generally use antibacterial sprays and soaps, unless I am cleaning up after an illness, but I do make exception for in the kitchen, because […]READ MORE
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Welcome to the Mad House. I originally started this blog, in a blur of sleep deprivation, to get my thoughts and feelings down somewhere, on parenting, second time round, with a baby that had major sleep issues (and not just normal ones) but it has grown and grown. We are now well into our fifth year at the Mad House and you will find blog posts on anything from gardening, to politics, with lots of ramblings on parenting, and also about living with food intolerances. I blog about cows milk and gluten free cooking too.