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Comic Relief…

No Ranty Friday post today!  Instead I am blogging about #TeamHonk and #goodwork I follow MummyBarrow’s blog, and also Mammasaurus and The Alexander Residence, and this week, these ladies have been in  Ghana, 48 hours with Comic Relief, live blogging and tweeting from four projects out there to show just what Comic Relief  have done with […]


ARGHHH!! Sales calls!!

  Ok, I know it’s not Friday, so technically I should not be ranting, but having just received a 3rd sales call today, on a number that is supposed to be “unlisted” and on the “do-not call” lists, I am feeling a little IRATE!! The last call went something like this: Caller: Hello, is that Karen? Me: […]


So 10km is 6.2 miles…..?

I think? Or at least that is what my converter thingo on my BlackBerry told me last night, as I rather foolishly signed myself up for a 10km river run, in Richmond, in September of this year. I will be raising money for Myeloma UK, which is the charity I am fundraising for on my […]


About blog

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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