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Sat Cap – Sandcastle anyone?

So, I had nothing inspiring for Sat Cap today, but after browsing my photos archives looking for something else, I found this, and thought it was worthy. LSH, sandcastle architect in his spare time, with his little assistant. I was 8 weeks pregnant with Little Man, and feeling so ill, with the start of HEG, […]


Thank you!

I have not been around as much, and the blog has been a bit neglected, and I have taken what was a few days of a break, that has turned into more than that. I have posted the odd post, but not been on my usual form. I was astounded this week, to learn that […]


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Blog author, Karen Reekie

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.

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