Bad Blogger


I know that I’ve been absent a long time – I will do better.  My son went back to school yesterday and my daughter goes back to preschool next Wednesday.  I have a terrible hangover today but I will be back soon to whinge about the slugs in my garden and to post about children’s clothes.

I hope you’ve all had a great summer.

The Tyranny of Mr Maker

The other day, my children were watching Mr Maker.  If you’ve never seen it, it’s basically a dude who goes to various places and makes different crafty things within a one minute time limit (I think it is one minute).  I am sure that he is delightful, and his job is my idea of hell, but it does mean that my son now wants to actually make the stuff featured.

We usually don’t have any of the stuff Mr Maker uses to make the things (brown paint? stick-on circles? ha, ha, ha) but some of the things can be made with a cardboard box, kitchen foil and pritt stick.

My son was pleased with this
My son was pleased with this

My husband ended up making this boat with my son and I think they were both really pleased with it.

Easter Monday

Hey all

I hope you’ve had a great Easter and haven’t been too badly bothered by Storm Katie.  We have friends staying so I’m going to take a few days off from the blog.  I’m off to jump on a giant inflatable cushion.

An armoured tank behind the Angel and a horse coming out of a building

Did you know that there is an armoured tank on Torrens Street, right behind Angel Tube Station?

Torrens Street
Torrens Street – it’s a bit weird along here
It's a TANK! What is it for?
It’s a TANK! What is it for?

While I was having a nose along there, I also noticed this golden horse coming out of the building housing the Candid Cafe (which I haven’t been to but the menu looks nice – perhaps we should try it).

Golden horse
Candid Cafe

Under The Skin

I’ve just watched “Under The Skin” (I taped it from Film 4).  I read the book in about 2000 / 2001 but found the film quite different.  It was much creepier; I think partly because of the music.  It was also really hard to follow, I wouldn’t have had a clue if I hadn’t read the book (although the plot is a bit different).

The film has been made in an interesting way but I didn’t enjoy it much.  I WOULD like to see more of Scotland though.