Parenting archive

I became a parent in November 2009 and, as the cliché goes, my world turned upside down. PHP posts turned to pregnancy, midnight gaming turned to midnight (and 1am, and 2am, and ...) feeds. Here lies documented tales of poop, boobs, toddler tantrums and the nitty gritty that goes with being Mum.

Looking For a Property

The contract on the flat (apartment) that Karl and I have been renting since October 14th 06 ends in April. I can’t believe it’s been nearly 18 months since we moved in, but more importantly, I can’t believe we’re deciding to look for somewhere new. The ‘problem’ as it stands is that our current area… read more →

Oh, Christmas Tree!

I decided to put the Christmas tree up last night. I’m not sure why; I usually wait until at least the 12th to even consider it despite my love of all things festive. To be honest, I wish I had waited now… cats and Christmas trees, even fake ones, do not mix. First, Hex insisted… read more →

A Post About Karl

I had no idea what to blog about but — not wanting to break my record and the run I’ve been having because of NaBloPoMoLoDoFo (or you know, whatever) — the girls at Snark (i.e. Rachael and Aisling) suggested I post about Karl. So, here are 5 things you may not have known about Karl… read more →

Rayman: Raving Rabbids 2

After the hours Karl and I spent cracking our ribs laughing at the various hilarious scenes in Raving Rabbids for the Wii — the game that got Karl playing with a console for the first time in years — I decided to invest in Raving Rabbids 2. I have to say that it was a… read more →

Ho Ho, Nearly Christmas

Sorry, I know some of you avoid Christmas like the plague, but I have to mention it at least once before December otherwise I’ll positively burst! Christmas, it’s my favourite time of year (and if you didn’t know before, you do now). I love the conversations, the food (oh! especially the food) and seeing peoples… read more →

Busy with Family

My Dad has been over since Saturday so I’ve been spending time with him. Not enough time/energy to blog, but will update ‘properly’ or at least with something interesting later on this week. Probably Thursday, after I’ve got back from work and the piles of client correspondence and e-mail that has been collecting in my… read more →

Bloody Maniac Drivers

One of the questions I get asked most in life — aside from “why are you so brilliant Jem?” — is why don’t I drive? Apart from the obvious, in that I can see my work front door from my front door, I really don’t think the world needs another maniac on the road. On… read more →

Fairly Stuffed

I took my Mum out for dinner this evening as it’s her birthday, and I’m blogging about it purely because I was really impressed by the quality of food and standard of service. Now, everyone knows I’m a grumpy bugger, and usually will only review something if it’s annoyed me or somehow prevented me from… read more →