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Royal baby? don’t really care!

      So as a weekend of hype about the impending "Royal Birth" dawns, can I just point out - I don't give a shit! As a human being, I of course wish her well, a safe delivery and a healthy baby. As for her position in society and the attending news coverage, speculation and excitement? I find it nauseating! At a time when so many families are having to attend food banks to avoid their children going hungry, when thousands of people across the world face tyranny and persecution and schools system is crumbling from lack of funding and the stress on staff - why are we … [Read More...]

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5 things to teach your children

  My lovely blogging friend Michelle started a rather nice meme about teaching your children life lessons, so here is what we've always considered important!   1. Stand tall. Never let someone else get you down, never let someone else tell you that you're not worthy or not clever enough or not good enough! You are an amazing person, no one can ever tell you different! 2. Family is the most important thing in the world. Whether you are related by blood or by choice, your family are the people you choose to spend you time with. Love and nurture them because they are the … [Read More...]

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You know your partner’s a roleplaying geek when……

I was inspired for this post by the very lovely Missie Lizzie who suffers the issues of a runner in the house! So in a similar vein, this is living with a roleplayer and wargamer! 1. They use more oven cleaner to strip paint off figures than you do on the oven. 2. Boxes and packaging are never thrown away, they make great scenery with some paint and flock in place. 3. You are the go to household for every fancy dress costume your friends ever need. 4. Every fancy dress party is planned like the D-Day landings. 5. Dice no longer just have six sides. 6. It's normal to … [Read More...]

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Junk Mail

Right, ranting time I'm afraid.............Junk mail! Grrrrr! seriously can't stand the stuff and it's beginning to fill up house! There is a big sign on my door, not this one of course, but my door was too grubby to take a picture of! In fact the sign on my door is even bigger and obvious than this one! But still people will insist on putting advertising crap through the letterbox! We don't use the local kebab house - I'm a veggie and Badger is on a GF diet so there is nothing on the menu we want! I can cut my own grass and do my own gardening so stop offering to do it for … [Read More...]

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Have I told you about my Dad?

Have I told you about my Dad? 83 next month and we're still running to keep up with him! Dancing like a hooligan at Bernard's 18th birthday last Easter     Playing in the snow in Scotland with Splosh & Irish Baby earlier this year   Quad biking with my brother in America - He was 80 at the time!     Fire watching in the mountains  of Washington state     And with my sisters and I, who he so politely refers to as "The Coven"       Nothing holds him back really! He even volunteers with a … [Read More...]