Old MacDonald had a farm

In Pets

…and so do we, or it’s beginning to look a lot like that anyway! On Friday last week we trekked 40 minutes across the county to visit, and ultimately bring home, a pair of guinea pigs from Piggy Kingdom, a local(ish) guinea pig rescue. The… read full entry →

Well I cocked that up

In Misc

So much for NaBloPoMo. Oliver’s poorly, and that threw me for six over the weekend (honest guv) because he was un-put-down-able. You know, as kids do when they’re full of snot and all gross and sticky. Normal service will resume tomorrow. Maybe.

Chores and Pocket Money

In Parenting

Isabel turns four next week and as such I’ve been slowly introducing her to the idea of pocket money. It is my hope that if I give her the opportunity to earn money from an early age (and really, we’re only talking about the odd… read full entry →

13 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Bunnies

In Pets

With having had to source a mate for Flymo this year we had to research into how to introduce a second rabbit. It’s not as simple as sticking rabbit #2 in the hutch and letting them get on with things; each rabbit is different and… read full entry →

The Woman With 40 Cats

In Pets

Karl and I have just watched The Woman With 40 Cats on catch-up TV and joked at length how that could easily be me. Not 5 minutes later, we’re discussing ways to increase the capacity for guinea pigs in the garden and he suggests the… read full entry →

An Oliver Update

In Parenting

As requested, an update on the small people (breaking it up to get more posts out of it, hahaha) The last time I blogged about Oliver, I was talking about how I’d felt ‘forced’ to wean him over night because his latch is at its… read full entry →

Quick Product Mention: B&Q Mega Playmat

In Parenting

We nipped to B&Q yesterday to get some bits to finish boarding the animal shed for winter and, as is the nature of any shopping trip, ended up buying things we didn’t plan on. One of the things we bought was the B&Q mega playmat… read full entry →

I want chickens

In Pets

If you’ve ever read my about page you’ll know that I would quite like to keep chickens. Part of it is because I just have this thing about animals but mostly it’s because we spend an absolute fortune on eggs. I eat them in cakes… read full entry →

NaBloPoMo

In Interwebs

Of course it’s a brilliant idea to decide to revive your neglected blog by taking part in National Blog Posting Month despite having absolutely craploads of work to do, 2 personal projects to launch, your portfolio site to do-over and countless other things including cleaning… read full entry →

Does the Taxman know about your Blog?

In Interwebs, WAHM

The rise of the professional blogger and those who monetise their personal blogs has crept up slowly and now, everyone’s doing it. For some people it’s a genuine source of income, for some it’s their business and others simply do it for a bit of… read full entry →

Izzy’s Pictures

In Misc

Earlier on this year I saw a Travel Supermarket competition being mentioned on twitter – Kids Capture the Colour. The basic gist is that parent bloggers enter, get sent a camera, get their kids to take some pics and then someone votes on some based… read full entry →

The Animal Shed

In Pets

We recently bought two sheds: a 6×4″ for the tools and general garden crap, and an 8×6″ for the animal hutches. Or that was the general plan anyway. After battling for an entire weekend to get the 8×6″ up (due to a combination of location,… read full entry →