Royal Wedding Souvenirs and the KateandWillSmug competition

Hotting up here Chez Lindt, in the run up to the Royal Ripp-Off Wedding. Have you already bought your Royal Wedding tat for the KateandWillSmug Competition? If not, here is a great website to help you source

American Triangle – A Short Story

Our assignment for this month’s Writers’ Workshop was to write a short story, based on the lyrics of a song, using the words of the song as our title, and the lyrics as the plot.

Feverish Child – What To Do?

First. Don’t panic. The first time that my daughter had a high temperature, she was only 12 weeks old. We hotfooted it to A&E as it was clear that she was quite ill, she was

Tips for being a Welcome House Guest

When you live in a beautiful part of the world, you do tend to get more guests than if you were a resident of Milton Keynes. (Not that I am casting aspersions on Milton Keynes,

Chateaux Chillon

Here are some pics of Chateaux de Chillon, near Montreaux. It is, according to their website, the most visited historical monument in Switzerland. The weather was sadly not great today, cloudy and overcast so the

Man cleared of rape, because of “mistake identity”

The only newspaper currently reporting this story is the The Daily Mail. I sincerely hope that other newspapers pick up on this story in the coming days. It is almost impossible to believe. Haydor Khan was

Nigel Farage’s speedy exit from Mumsnet

Nigel Farage’s much anticipated webchat on Mumsnet has just ended. It is fair to say that the UKIP leader has managed what no other politician has achieved – to completely alienate the posters of Mumsnet. I

UKIP – are they BNP lite?

Tomorrow the leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage will face questions from members of the Mumsnet parenting website. Already the debate is hotting up as recently joined Mumsnetters, who may or may not be UKIP members face tough

Do you have a Lego-Whoosher?

Ok. It is half-term. He is bored as his sister has been ill this week so we have been stuck at home. My son is a Lego-Whoosher. First, he builds a lego airplane, that I

Technology – Help or Hindrance?

Our dishwasher is broken. It finally gave up this weekend, which was most inconvenient as we had guests. For some months now I have seen that the end was near – the wheels kept falling