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Magic Moments – Small Boy Update

If you read this blog regularly, or follow us on Facebook, you’ll know that Small Boy had minor procedure, under anaesthetic, last week, to have grommets inserted, because of chronic ear infections. I will be blogging about the actual day, tomorrow, but I thought I would update how he is doing. The day itself went incredibly […]


5:2 diet trial…

Those of you who know me, or follow me on the various social media hangouts I frequent, know I love my food and my coffee. I love cooking, sharing meals and eating. Sadly, it seems, genetics and my metabolism plus an inability to exercise, partly due to tiredness, and an knee injury, and partly, because […]


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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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