Is Man Flu Real?


This post is brought to you in association with Benenden Health – to find out what “In association with” means, click here It’s pretty safe to say that we are a household who are (probably) more medically aware than the ‘average’.  I have cupboards containing all sorts of medicine that does all sorts of things, […]

Snail Racing at Tintagel Old Post Office

National Trust, Tintagel Old Post Office, Garden

I’ve been taking some time to catalogue the *ahem* rather large (this may be an under-estimate) number of photographs I seem to have accumulated during 2014.  I took so many over the summer holidays but was so busy getting out there and doing stuff I didn’t share them here on the blog – so, with […]

Spacial Awareness with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

Macro, fuschia, spacial awareness, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

Today I have been what can only be described as “spacially unaware”.  Spell check tells me that “spacially” is not a word – so to put it another way, if you were to grade spacial awareness on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being perfect and 1 being a completely unguided missile, I reckon today […]

Sledging in London- Let’s Hibernot!

Hibernot, Land Rover, Snow, Alexandra Palace

My two have now reached the age where I have to establish ‘buy-in’ before I agree to attending blog related events – I totally respect that and actually, it gives me an insight to where they’re actually ‘at’ at the moment rather than thinking I know what they’ll enjoy. Last week’s invitation though was a […]

Ulnar Shortening Recovery – 6 months on

Penguins, Hooded ergansers, Whipsnade Zoo,

It’s six months since I had my ulnar shortened so it seems apt to look back at my recovery from the surgery and the progress I’ve made.  Ulnar shortening (known as an osteotomy)is a very rare procedure to be carried out as elective surgery – let alone ulnar shortening when it is relating to the […]

Did You Have A Good Christmas

National Trust, Frosty Fence, Christmas

Tomorrow my children return to school and, I fear, that there may be some lies told on the school run – and indeed in the playground.  I suspect however, it won’t be the children creating these untruths – although they may possibly be prone to a bout of new term over enthusiasm and wild exaggeration […]

Afternoon Tea with Ikea

IKEA, chocolate spread, afternoon tea, cinnamon rolls

I’ve had a little blogging break over Christmas – I’m quite sure that you have no desire to read the fine details of our exploits over the festive season although I may share a few photos of our outdoor expeditions as we’ve geocached our way around the local(ish) area.  So, with a quick rewind, I’m […]

Miele, Gemma Sheppard Style Tips and Talking Laundry

my idea of hell - no pairs!

“It must be so hard” people say when they hear the Cheetah Keeper has frequent nosebleeds – “he must get so distressed”.  Well – actually he doesn’t get distressed and we manage that bit generally well – what gets to me is the blood on the walls and the amount of washing involved – sheets, […]

Waddesdon Manor at Christmas

Waddesdon Manor, National Trust, Christmas, Special Places

After our let down by Wyevale last weekend, we decided that we needed to do something festive and so returned to somewhere that we know and love – Waddesdon Manor.  Owned by the National Trust this the first place we visited when we became members in the spring of 2013 and having read rave reviews […]

International Cheetah Day

Cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus, Whipsnade Zoo

December 4th is International Cheetah Day – this occasion cannot go unmarked on this blog!  Run by the Cheetah Conservation Fund, the day is aiming to raise awareness of the plight of the cheetah – or in social media speak #savethecheetah. The Cheetahs in my house are busy at the moment – the main two, […]