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What film characters inspire you?

What film characters inspire you? They say you should never ask a question that you cannot answer honestly yourself. The film that springs to my mind is Erin Brockovich played by Julie Roberts (who I used to think I had a look of until I did a celeb lookalike thing

A cheerful day

Today is a cheerful day. 1. I got a lie-in as Him Indoors is on late shift today so he could do family stuff until I decided to bid farewell to the duvet. 2. I managed to feed the children altogether at breakfast time. This very rarely happens due to

Happy thoughts

There is lots to smile about this week. I am positively full of happy thoughts. 1. After a disappointing Mothering Sunday, the family went into overdrive to make it up to me so there were flowers, cards, treats and new clothes. 2. I can now see a real difference on the weight

Happy hour for mum

This is my happy hour for mum where I consider all the good things in my life. My first reason is that it seemed to take ages to get to today and I kept wanting to report cheerful things. 1. My husband is tackling DIY jobs with varying amounts of success but

I am full of good cheer

Let's celebrate the good stuff! Why am I full of good cheer? 1. I have lost 39 pounds in just 3 months despite this treat at the weekend. 2. I have relaxed a bit about home-schooling. This has resulted in me seeing how the deschooling thing works as the children

Cheerful mum

I am feeling a cheerful mum today. 1. We have got a quote to mend our poorly car and it is not too daunting price wise. 2. When the car proved itself poorly, I refused to get in it. Him Indoors said it was safe to drive but I stood my

Learning at home

I have started a weekly linky where I blog about learning at home and encourage others to do the same. This is open to any parent blogger those who have pre-schoolers, those who have children in school and those who home-educate. I am currently home-educating my 9 year old son and

My week in pictures blog

Here is our week in pictures. Day 1. My daughter teaches me (or attempts to) Scratch. She explained things so clearly and made a presentation on circles following our geometry lesson. She showed an eye for design and an ability to work out the needs of different audiences. Day 2 Storage is

What are my reasons to be cheerful this week?

I held off doing this today as I wanted to be able to report number one in a truthful way. 1. I have just completed a Fat Burner workout with Davina. I am obese and the 7 minutes was enough to get my heart pumping but not too daunting either.

Learning at home – a new linky

I am starting a weekly linky where I blog about learning at home and encourage others to do the same. This is open to any parent blogger those who have pre-schoolers, those who have children in school and those who home-educate. I am currently home-educating my 9 year old son

The highs and lows of 2014

Here is something I do on the blog every year. It is good to look back and reflect on a whole year. It helps to put things in perspective. I always tag people to do a post using the same questions but anyone should feel free to

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