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Wordless Wednesday. That Trip I Took Ten Years Ago

Ok, not quite 10 years ago, but “that trip I took 9 and 3/4 years ago” doesn’t have the same ring to it. These are some pics from the archives. A whirlwind trip to the UK and a Contiki tour through Europe. This is as close as I can get to overseas travel right now which is painful for my itchy feet. I want to go back, even if it’s just to take some better photos!


Big Ben

Big Ben

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey






Canterbury – I think

Shakespeare's Grave

Shakespeare’s Grave

Shakespeare's house. Possibly.

Shakespeare’s house. Possibly.


A castle in Wales


Roslyn Chapel – This place could have a post all of it’s own, I have so many photos.


Some famous tower in Paris

Vatican City

Vatican City

la sagrada familia

The weird and wacky and amazing La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona.

Luxury Accommodation. Contiki tent city.

Luxury Accommodation. Contiki tent city.

Linking up with My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday

Little Potty Mouth


I swear. Sometimes quite often. It’s not a secret. But I don’t realise how much until my children use certain words.

When Millar was about 3 years old, he surprised me by exclaiming “Holy Fuckballs!”. I haven’t used that phrase since, but have obviously not removed all swearing from my vocabulary.

The other day, Xanthe and I picked up Millar from school. When I use the car to pick up Millar, the kids know that Millar gets in the car first to cross the car seats to his on the far side, and Xanthe gets in last. This is so Millar doesn’t walk onto the road to get into the car. Safety first and all that.

On this particular day Xanthe got in the car first which caused much arguing between the children.

So I said, “now Xanthe, you know Millar gets in the car first”. To which she replied, “but he was fucking around!”.

“mucking!” I said loudly for the other parents to hearĀ “mucking around” nervous laughter. “yes, yes, that’s what you said.”

Righto then.

It’s true. Millar was pissing about, daydreaming, dawdling and generally taking his sweet time to get to the car and get in and Xanthe was having none of it. But I didn’t expect her to use that word to explain the situation.

We had a chat in the car about what words she could use instead of the one she used and that perhaps mummy needs to not say that word any more either.

Which will be tricky because If I had a swear jar I’d be rich… or something.

Linking up with IBOT today – because it’s Tuesday and I blogged.

WOS frontage

Wordless Wednesday – World Of Style by Porter Davis

I was invited to check out the Porter Davis World Of Style showroom. It’s amazing, inspiring and all kinds of awesome. Check out these snaps.

WOS lights

WOS mood boardWOS bedroom WOS brushesWOS colour wall WOS carpet WOS handles and tiles

WOS paint pots WOS kids space
WOS little chair WOS living roomWOS bathroom

Linking up with My Little Drummer Boys and Twinkle in the Eye for Wordless Wednesday.