Month: October 2009

Surprises in the post

1. Opened the door to the postman the other day. He handed me a package with something of a flourish. ‘Dulwich Divorcee. Is that your company name ………..or is it a statement of intent?’ he said, with what can only be described as a twinkle. I knew it was the moment to come out with …

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Port Aventura in pictures

A weekend in pictures: The lovely Jo Beaufoix, Laura ‘Dos’ Driver and beautiful Tara Cain with the Dragan Khan ride in the background, where it was destined to stay throughout the weekend (phew!). This ride, the Chine Teacups, may look sedate, but note┬ánaughty Erica’s little pixie smile …..she was about to start twirling like a …

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Adventures at Aventura

There can be no sight more absurd than five tipsy mummybloggers trying to hide behind a teeny tiny cart in the dead of a Barcelona night, as they keep watch on a spooky hotel. Unless it’s the sight of those very same mummybloggers shrieking their heads off and running as fast as their little legs …

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A mixed bag

It’s going to be a bit of a pick and mix post today, I’m afraid – my head is all over the place as I fail to pack, fail to print out a boarding card, and fail to get the slightest bit organised for a lovely bloggy trip to Port Aventura near Barcelona in Spain. …

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Facts of life

I’m a bit worried about sex. Not for myself, you understand – though I did get a dirty tweet today on Twitter, yikes – but for Child One. Since arriving in the UK three years ago, she has ‘done’ sex as part of the national curriculum every year. Presumably every time, this is er, gone …

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Ban the box?

Interesting news from Australia, where a Government-sponsored report ┬áis saying that children under the age of 2 should not watch telly. My immediate, cheap, thought is that, in the land that gave us Neighbours, probably the Government should ban everyone from watching telly. But actually, I love Neighbours and so do my girls. I do …

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Divorce Top Ten

In a pathetic and blindingly obvious attempt to cheer myself up in the midst of ghastly domestic anguish which, these days, I am too noble to blog about directly, I bring you my Divorce Top Ten. It’s a list of all the terrific advantages of life as an EWAG, or ex-wife and girlfriend. For any …

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Corduroy Land

In times of trouble, there’s nothing more comforting than a yummy read, and Alexander McCall Smith’s The Dog Who Came In From the Cold is just that (though I have to say typing all those capitals is pretty exhausting! From now on I’m calling it simply Dog). I’m not sure how many installments there will …

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My lovely new home

Hello my dearest readers, Welcome to the new me! As you can see, I’ve had a little work done – though I swear that the picture at the top is one hundred and twenty per cent accurate – and I hope you’ll love it as much as I do. Go on, have a play with …

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Writer’s Block

You know you have writer’s block when: 1. You do little sums in your head to work out how many words you’ve already written and how many you still have to go before you hit the target of 500 a day. 2. These little sums get more and more complicated and start to involve calculators, …

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