Project 365, a photo a day, every day of the year. I love jellyfish, I find them fascinating. I could sit and stare at a tank of them all day. They are so serene and calm inducing. They are also cleverer than people think they are. Anyone else love them too? As long as they […]READ MORE
What made you “have anxiety?” I have always been a “more anxious” person. As far back as I can remember I know I had feelings of anxiety that seemed to be not normal. I used to worry about my family dying, I worried about getting sick, things on the news would make me terribly anxious. […]READ MORE
Project 365, a photo a day, every day of the year. When you are walking down the lane near the meadows and you find what I call brambles, but I think everyone else calls blackberries, waiting to be picked, and eaten, right there and then… We will be going back with a bucket later in […]READ MORE
They say that the sign of a good holiday is not wanting to come home. I think that is what we just had. To be honest, in April of this year, I didn’t know if we would even get a holiday. The husband was very ill, and it was kind of a thought I clung […]READ MORE
Project 365, a photo a day, every day of the year. Sliding back in after three weeks away to share this. No filters, no editing. The water really is that colour. It’s Lac Pavin, which is a volcanic crater lake that is still considered “active” in that there is evidence of thermal and some activity […]READ MORE
It’s common knowledge amongst my friends and family that I am a boring old fart, spoil sport, misery guts, party pooper. I will happily admit that, and own the title. What have I done to earn this infamy? I don’t play games. In fact, I hate them. Ok, I don’t hate games. There are a […]READ MORE
*this is a collaborative post* Breakfast cereal is a bit of a treat in our house, I am incredibly fussy about what we have for breakfast, and also about making sure the kids eat breakfast every day. Both of them can and often do make their own, but I make sure in the week, that […]READ MORE
Today you have the pleasure of the Tween, in all her sarcastic and grumpy tween glory, having a moan about lack of lie ins in our house. Given that I can’t remember the last time I myself had a proper lie in, in fact I think it was sometime before SHE was born, probably, I […]READ MORE
*This blog post does contain affiliate links that earn me a small amount of revenue if you click on the links* I have never been a person who enjoys camping or roughing it. I camped when at school, and those days are long ago but not forgotten. I don’t do tents, sleeping on the ground, […]READ MORE
As I packed for our holiday, I got out my swimming costume. It’s a rather expensive one, not the usual one I wear for taking the kids swimming, or on more rare occasions when I manage a session of a few laps of the local pool by myself. It’s a nice one, a rather fancy […]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.