Category Archives: Laugh out Loud

Posts to make you smile, chuckle or actually laugh out loud

Not a Notting Hill Mum abroad

Removing the hair braids from Amelie’s hair … a very visual ending of the carefree seven week Summer holidays. When I say “carefree seven week holidays” obviously I mean carefree for the kids. Not their poor mother (that’s me!) . My … Continue reading

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Dog types

This afternoon we went for a walk along the canal at the top of Ladbroke Grove in what was the only sunshine of the day. The children are fascinated by the boats and what they must be like inside. As … Continue reading

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Is it true that… hamsters can talk?

Bath time – a quiet time at the end of the day for the children to relax, chat, unwind and – after a bit of nagging –  wash their faces with a flannel. And yet the reality is the chat … Continue reading

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I’m crucifying my brother

Back to school today and the Easter holidays are behind us, but not entirely forgotten. I just went into the children’s bedroom to find my 10 year old daughter trying to force a toy golf club down the neck of … Continue reading

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Sibling rivalry

Big sister looking down crossly at little brother’s homework folder: “Do you get 10 out of 10 ALL the time?” Little brother: “Actually it’s 12 out of 12.” Half an hour later, revenge of sorts as big sister looks for … Continue reading

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Hamster hunting

I spotted Cinnamon while in the bath last night about 1.30am.  He happily stared me out, perhaps realising it was going to be tricky for me to get out and grab him fast enough. He was quite right. I tried … Continue reading

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Hamster therapy

  Recently we looked after a friend’s hamster while they were on holiday.The children became rather attached to it and my daughter in particular seemed to find it soothing to have a cuddle with Stripe – for so the hamster was … Continue reading

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It’s not Children’s Day, Amelie

It’s one of my favourite lines of  the day – which started with the joyful sight of my grumpy nine year old scowling, because someone had made aloud banging noise waking her up. Still she got over it and came … Continue reading

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Saturday night in – or cocktails at Beaufort House?

You’d never have believed it before you had kids, but once you have them you spend many more Friday and Saturday nights “in” than you would ever have thought possible. And so now I barely notice what night of the week … Continue reading

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Getting tickets for Paralympics – some tips

We were one of those families that applied for Olympic tickets in the ballot and didn’t get any. We didn’t apply for  especially high profile sports – no athletics for example, but yes I chose things I liked: synchronised swimming, … Continue reading

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Sex for charity

Now I wouldn’t necessarily have shared this with you – but I know how many of you enjoyed my tale of being chatted up in the pool while trying to keep the relevant bits of my body inside my ageing … Continue reading

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Britmums Live – Day 2

  So what is Britmums Live? I spent this weekend in the company of 500 other parent bloggers near the Barbican at Britmums Live. It was similar to Cybermummy last year, which is not that surprising as Britmum founders Jennifer … Continue reading

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