Trip to Lapland

  We went to Lapland on Sunday for a three day(ish) trip, which was absolutely wonderful. It was an early start on Sunday, but one of the advantages of being a parent to a child who likes early mornings is that getting up at 5.30am isn’t that much of a chore! We got down to […]

Marble cake

  A and I made marble cake yesterday. I tried my very best not to do too much but it’s difficult to restrain my interfering tendencies in the kitchen. My technique when cooking with A is to do all the mise en place so that A can concentrate on just following the method. I give […]

The wolf at the door he came knocking again, He told me that I was no good…

You know what’s great at embracing rationalism and freeing yourself from superstition? Not giving a monkey’s about the fact that it’s Friday the 13th. Even better, today I’ve not noticed it being mentioned too much on Facebook or Twitter, meaning 1. my Facebook and Twitter friends/follow list is full of intelligent, rational people and 2. maybe […]

Every word you say, every game you play, every night you stay, I’ll be watching you…

I’ve just spent a couple of hours tonight looking for an alternative to Google mail. I say ‘spent’ and not ‘wasted’ deliberately, although I have to admit that this isn’t the first evening I’ve been looking at other people’s experiences of getting off Google. To think, only a few years ago, I was dismissive of […]