Today, my wife was at work and the kids at nursery while I slept1. I woke up with just over an hour before I needed to collect the kids, so spend that time cooking dinner for the family while I had the house to myself.
We are currently making contingency plans for the shutdown next week. Not the work related ones, but family related contingencies.
Who picks up the kids from nursery, when do we pass them over to the other parent? What happens if all the trains are cancelled?!?
Aftery yesterday's fun, we decided to have a more relaxed day today. The morning involved tidying and resting as much as possible with two small kids running around. In the hope of getting more tidying and resting done, we put on some kid's yoga on the TV for ...
The rest of my family are dairy free and so we usually don’t have any cheese in the house.
We have been experimenting with various vegan cheeses however I have found that the texture is just not right, particularly when they have been melted.
Rather than putting up with ...
Each year, since moving back to Scotland, we have made a bunch of snickerdoodle cookies at Christmas time and given them to family and coworkers.
One of the fun parts of handing them out is seeing people's reactions.
While snickerdoodles are popular in the states, they are virtually unheard ...
One of the kids was ill over the weekend and needed to be kept
away from nursery.
So rather than completely writing the day off, I setup my
laptop as a remote workstation in the dining room.
The child was kept entertained by the TV and the occasional
interaction from ...
In the past week my youngest son has learned to walk.
He has been standing unaided for a few months now but last week he first managed to shift his weight from side to side enough to let himself take a few steps.
Over the week he has become more ...
To celebrate a family member's significant birthday, we have just enjoyed a lovely weekend away.
I have been trying to work out exactly what makes going on holiday such a nice experience.
I mean objectively, why do we look forward to spending lots of money to stay in someone ...
On Friday, I was handed a "science kit" as I collected my 3 year old from nursery.
It looks like all the kids get handed it at some point and asked to do some of the experiments and write something in the book about the experience.
It turns out that our youngest child will probably be a rollercoaster junky.
During both take offs, he had a giant grin on his face.
Leaving Edinburgh he had both feet and both arms stretched out in the air.
Both kids also enjoyed the strong turbulence as we were coming ...
I realize that I have mentioned EMF a number of times now but not really explained what I am referring to.
EMF or Electro Magnetic Field is a festival held every two years, where people do fun things with technology in a field.
We arrived at EMF1
and set up camp just in time to make the opening ceremony.
Well, we were 5 mins late but the opening ceremony was 15 mins late.
Unfortunately our 3 year old didn't want to sit in the marquee long enough, so we headed out ...
OK I have not been back 24 hours and already noticed the good aspects of living
away. For one the internet doesn't stop at 11 o'clock. Last time I came home
mum left internet on all night but I didn't notice till the next morning
because I ...
And when my sister ran off to get the book, mum looked the poem up on-line and
had it downloaded just as fast as finding the book on the shelf. My sister
objected to the modern way so mum had to start again only to get as far as 'not ...
It would appear that whilst I was enjoying the sun yesterday lots of little
buggers were having a feast on me! I have dozens of bit marks on my legs and
they are VERY itchy. I want to threaten them with being squashed into tiny bits
of pulp for what ...