Posts Tagged “Items of interest”

Getting the garden ready for the summer holidays

By | June 11, 2013

The sun has been trying to peek through the clouds and the children are counting down to the summer holidays. They’re not that far away, 5.5 weeks (ish) if you’re in England, 3.5 weeks if you’re reading this in Scotland. It’s time to think about activities that are going to energise wear out the children, […]

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Ecover sending out a “Message In Our Bottle”

By | May 23, 2013

Recycling is something we participate in actively in the Bluecrisps household. Plastics, tins, foil, paper, cardboard are all sorted and left out each week for the council workers to collect. Glass goes to the bottle banks. Plastic food wrapping and carrier bags are taken to the container in the supermarket and we attempt to re-use […]

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#Goodwork for 25 years of Comic Relief

By | February 6, 2013

Every so often something happens within the blogging community that makes you want to SQUEAL with excitement and pride. Last week was one of those moments when #thesecretthing was revealed. The Secret Thing was for Red Nose Day, and three wonderful blogging ladies (aka #TeamHonk – @mummybarrow @mammasaurus and @aresidence) headed off to Ghana for […]

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Step away from the laptop, Ms Jones

By | January 29, 2013

Yes, that’s right you, Liz Jones. Put the lid down/click “shut down” and walk away. You are becoming a mockery of what I used to read your columns for. I used to bypass the snide comments at your neighbours, the constant references to spending extravagant amounts of money of curtains (£16k?) but, at the same […]

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#Runningaway – please RT/comment and help support Railway Children

By | December 31, 2012

Mumsnet are working with Aviva and their charity partner Railway Children to try and get folks talking and thinking about the issue of children who run away. This Christmas and winter time this issue seems all the more important and we’d love you to help. Did you know…. It’s estimated that a child runs away […]

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Moving to a “big boy’s bed”

By | November 7, 2012

I’ve written this post in response to a question, it’s our experiences and I hope it helps. This isn’t about D, but T – our as yet undiagnosed but probably on the aspergers end of the spectrum. I say “probably” but you know….etc. Right from birth, T preferred snuggling in with us. It was a […]

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Upgrading a Nintendo 3ds

By | November 5, 2012

It was T’s birthday yesterday and one of the things I wanted to do was upgrade his Nintendo 3ds to an XL version. T and D enjoy playing on their 3ds consoles, especially “Face Raider” – the 3d effect is always turned down low – but I was concerned about the size of the screen. […]

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Dear Ann Coutler, please don’t use the “R” word

By | October 23, 2012

Dear Ann Coutler, I’m sure you’ve been inundated with tweets ever since you sent this out: I appreciate you’re putting your viewpoint across and yes, there is such a thing as freedom of speech but did you really have to use the “R” word? No matter how much you’d like your candidate to win the […]

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Jimmy Savile – childhood memories

By | October 6, 2012

I guess like most people “of a certain age” this week, I’ve watched and listened to the ever-increasingly damning evidence about Jimmy Savile and shuddered. He was the man that 80’s memories were made of, with “Jim’ll Fix It” and his bizarre presentations of Top Of The Pops. To find out that this man – […]

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Blogging tips

By | September 30, 2012

I was asked if I’d provide a few blogging tips, I’ve only been doing my blog since January but have found it’s been a benefit to both myself (avenue to rant and vent occasionally) and (I hope) to others. So here goes… Research which blogging platform you want to use. If you feel you will […]

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