Meet Ted, the rather gorgeous puppy who belongs to Big Girl’s best friend from school. He decided I was a new friend, this week! I am not a dog person, really, but I could be persuaded to try and pop him in my bag and sneak him home. What can you caption for this photo…? […]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. You can find […]READ MORE
So, Big Girl has finished school for the year, and we have six long weeks of school holidays ahead of us, and I am actually glad. I have seen a lot of Twitter, Facebook and blog posts with tinges of dread at the stretch ahead for most parents of young children, and how we are […]READ MORE
This is what we call friendly, in our house, Layla is not overly fond of Jasper, but after a year and a half, they have learned to tolerate each other. Shortly after this scene of convivial kitty napping in the sunshine was captured, Small Boy got in there with the hose, and two disgruntled and […]READ MORE
Sorry, I realise that the title of this post is probably a little humourless, give that I am blogging about a foot injury. Last week, I rather stupidly, tripped down the last two stairs, on our staircase, at home. I went right over on my ankle, on my right foot, felt it “pop” and then […]READ MORE
Today, I am sharing about our marriage, and some issues that I think all marriages face, especially when there are young children in the mix. I think it is normal for husbands and Dad’s to feel a bit neglected. I have shared our experience and some thoughts over at Wriggly Rascals, where you can find […]READ MORE
This casserole can be cooked from frozen in a slow cooker, or on low in a casserole dish in the oven. Frozen sausages (I use Farmer’s Choice Gluten free pork sausages, they are really nice, and keep their shape well when cooked in a casserole) 800mls of good stock (or whatever you have to hand, […]READ MORE
This is a recipe from a friend of mine, so I cannot claim credit for it. It’s easy and the ingredients are simple, but it’s a delicious cake that will go down well with everyone, who doesn’t love a chocolate cake with hint of orange… You will need: 250 g margarine/butter 250 g sugar 250 […]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.