Friday, 24 January 2014

A Cat and Curls

I have two things to post about today! One we found a cat and got it. This is what it looks like:

It is an Abyssinian cat. It seems to be settling in quite well. We got it cheap because the owner didn't want it anymore!
My other bit of news, well this isn't so exciting. I have found a way make curls in my girls hair without rags. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks easier to sleep in. (I don't have a hair curler). I am going to try it out. All you need is four bandanas.
Here is the link to see what to do: 
I am not good with hair, but Jane really wanted fun curls for a party she was going to, so I looked up some better ways to do them.
Here are some more videos I found that are so much better than rags or a hair curler:

Monday, 20 January 2014


Inspired by Sue from Stories of an Unschooling Family, I went to Kizoa and edited a picture. This is how it turned out:

10 posts!

Friday, 17 January 2014

Cats, Cats, Cats and Ankles

I am so sorry about not writing for a while, I have been so busy. Rose sprained her ankle last week and we have been rushing around looking after her, she is a bit better now though.

Well I don't know quite how I got to into this, but I have promised to get Jane and Rose a cat. They have been begging me for ages to get them one, but I never said yes.

So yes, I am having to go cat shopping, I hope I can find a good one that isn't too bad behaved.

I remember that my husband had a cat when he was little. He was a moggy. All grey and fluffy. He really loved him.

I hope the kids look after the cat I am going to buy them like my husband looked after Rook!


P.S thanks for the blog suggestions Sue!

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Coconut Chickpea Curry

One of our favourite dinners if Coconute Chickpea Curry. I wanted to share the recipe with you, so here it is!

Serves 4!
Coconut chickpea curry
not my photo

  • 375g dried flat rice noodles
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbs grated fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 x 400g cans chickpeas, rinsed, drained
  • 400ml can light coconut cream
  • 270ml can light coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vegetable or chicken stock powder (see note)
  • Fresh coriander sprigs, to serve         

Monday, 30 December 2013

My Surprise

"What are you doing?" I ask Jane one morning as I see her writing as fast as she can.

"Writing," she replied.

"What?" I ask again.

"A story," she tells me. I am surprised. I hadn't thought she liked story writing.

It reminds me of when I was a girl. I used to want to write stories so badly. I remember my notebook I owned in which I wrote a lot of fairy tales. None of them are any good, but I had a good time writing them.

"What is your story about?" I ask.

"A runaway," Jane answers. Oh well, everyone has their own ideas. Mine was princesses, her is runaways!


P.S sorry about not writing. I have been busy!

Saturday, 21 December 2013


Does anyone have a girl who would like to be a blogging friend to Rose? She wants someone to write comments to and receive comments from.

If anyone does have one, please leave the address of her blog in a comment. Rose doesn't mind how old or if it is a girl or boy, she just wants someone.

Sorry to be a bother.


Friday, 20 December 2013

Christmas Time

At the moment the house is full of noise and excitement. Christmas is almost here.

Music blares out of the CD player all day long. Rose is helping Jane with Christmas crafts, they are making a huge mess.

My husband is humming his way around the house and is singing Christmas carols in the car. Everyone is ready and impatient.

Me? I'm buying food, getting clothes ready and making sure that there are beds for everyone in the family who is coming to visit.

My children have each written their own Christmas blog post, Rose's is HERE and Jane's is HERE. Please read them.

Merry Christmas everyone and may the next year be wonderful!


P.S I know this is childish but I just have to boast. I HAVE FIVE POSTS!!!