He will probably be a little bit cross and embarrassed at my singing his praises on the blog and making a fuss, but because my Dad (AKA Granddad) is heading off on his travels this week, and will be away for a stretch of time, I thought I would write him a little post all […]READ MORE
I am very excited about Christmas this year, and all the trimmings and festivities, despite the fact that Granddad (aka my Dad) is going to be away for the first time at Christmas in a long time) I have downloaded Christmassy songs, got my Christmas candle all set up, and our Christmas tree will be […]READ MORE
So, she may look all cute and fluffy, but this cat is a grumpy one, and she is very possessive of her favourite duck toy, which Small Boy likes to hide from her. It vibrates, which alarms her, but she loves to carry it about in her mouth, and hide it, usually in our bed, […]READ MORE
*Warning: this post contains possible trigger subjects and contains material which may be sensitive* So, last Sunday, a large section of the M42 in the Midlands was closed, by the police, which caused long delays and tailbacks of traffic, and a lot of chaos. The reason it was closed, was because a man was on one […]READ MORE
I have a thing, a hobby, if you like, that in any rare spare time, that I have, I like to indulge in. It’s a bit geeky, and very few people know about it. It’s not rude, or shameful, just a bit unusual for a suburban mother of two, I think. The reason there is […]READ MORE
On our way to our weekly dance class, last week, we walked down to Kew Green, and there were piles of leaves, that had been swept up tidily, on one side of the pavement. Before I could stop him, Small Boy ran ahead of me shouting “leaves, lots of leaves!” and promptly destroyed all the […]READ MORE
I don’t normally share memes or pictures that do the usual rounds on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites, unless they are really funny, because, well, just because I don’t. However, I really liked this one, and as an introverted person, who has spent most of her life learning how to cope with interacting […]READ MORE
I am oddly excited about Christmas this year, well before I usually am. I am not sure why, and LSH keeps feeling my head and asking if I am OK, because I am normally very bah humbuggy until we get the tree up and decorated during the first week of December. I may even have […]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.