Sunday, January 22, 2023


Oh my gosh, we were 19c last week, this morning at 8.15 it was 4c, bright skies and sun shining but so cold. We have become acclimatized to the weather here so cold to us is cold.

We seem to have a few problems in the house too, one of the drains is backing up, yuk! but with the help of the magic whip thing, very technical lol, that was sorted, then we could smell electrical burning, luckily this was isolated to a plug, now the question arises, is it localised or wider spread into the circuit, further investigation from the qualified is necessary.

I do love a bit of history, I was brought up on all sorts of old sayings, even used today as a family, including the London rhyming slang, but I always wonder as to the origin of these sayings. This afternoon whilst knitting another jumper for Theo, I had the TV on in the background, it was a Victorian Farm. This project had been going for about 10 months and I caught the last programme, one of those where they immerse themselves in the project and live the life. Rather them than me, creature comforts like a bathroom with hot water, is far better than boiling water for the tub before a fire. Anyway, wrong end of the stick came up, now how many times have you said to someone, oh you´ve got the wrong end of the stick, presumably meaning what you said has been taken the wrong way. Apparently this originates in the printers environment, where capital letters were stored in a case, the lower letters were stored underneath, hence upper and lower letters. The wrong end of the stick comes because the letters have to be put in a certain way so when printed they appear correct. So if you start at the wrong end it´s all back to front. There you go, a bit of useless information, but a bit of fun too.

Still trying to sort out the photos, then suddenly whoosh lol

take care


Friday, January 20, 2023


Well, nearly a month since I posted, how´s that for slack!

Theo rallied enough for Christmas day which we all enjoyed, but it was obvious he wasn´t really feeling it. Then boxing day he flopped, by the 27th, I was well into what ever he had and this one went on the chest and was a nasty, no wonder Theo felt so poorly, its taken over 3 weeks to shift for me, but I think Theo is getting topped up at nursery by the bugs. 

It was Theo´s 3rd birthday on the 10th and I baked a Batman cake as requested, I managed to get fondant icing but only in white, adding black food colouring only made it go floppy and discoloured. So we improvised and printed out Gothum city and the batman logo on paper, made bats and stars on cocktail sticks, added a candle and he was happy.

Theo´s party was at the weekend and this time he wanted Paw Patrol, he loves cooking and wanted to make his cake with us, he was expert at cracking the eggs and enjoyed the measuring out and mixing, best bit of course was licking the bowl lol. A 10" square cake was requested, years ago I bought a multi purpose square cake tin, basically 12" which can be made into oblongs or any size. When I looked at the price it was 8.99 with a price tag from Boots, Nottingham. I must have had this since about 1985, really....certainly 1987 when I made my grandparents their 60th wedding anniversary cake.

Photo of the second cake have gone awol, never mind.

Party was at a soft play centre, took him awhile to get going but then it was fun, a family friend was doing face painting which went down a storm, so a good time had by all.

I managed to finish the throw/blanket requested, double bed size and another jumper for Theo, (just realised these photos are on my new phone and not linked yet, watch this space.)

We are on duty all next week as one is away on business, the other working, so evening pickups and playtimes

take care