Finally time for a housewarming party!

  After giving you this update about the new house, we are now two weeks further on and I felt it was time to officially celebrate by throwing a small, yet perfectly formed, housewarming party.   I held it on Sunday just gone but the weather had been very variable all week so it was […]

A day on the Thames with MBNA Thames Clippers & The O2

  So I think we are probably at the midway point of the summer holidays. My God, it feels like it’s been months already. Don’t get me wrong, I love the bones of Dexter (obviously), but being a single parent who works from home AND has to entertain a child for six weeks can be […]

Child-free for a week – what now?

6.50am It’s the big day! We’ve been building up to Dexter going away for a week’s residential to the Isle of Wight with his school for six months now. I’ve been saving like mad and paying off a little bit each week and today’s the day. I’ve woken up early and beat the alarm – […]

Memories Fade, They Don’t Die

    I decided not to say anything on social media yesterday, but it was the ten year anniversary of Mum’s death on Sunday. In fact, I don’t think I said much at all. Except to Dexter of course, I always make an exception for him.   Dexter had just turned one when we lost Mum, […]

The Lawnmower Queen

When we moved out last week, I was adamant that I would leave the house in a near perfect condition. I think tenants have a bad reputation (which is often warranted mind you), for not leaving the house in a good enough state for the return of either the next tenant or, in my case, […]