Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 10,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 17 years to get […]

The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas – You Must Buy This Book

With a title like ‘The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas‘ this book isn’t going to be an intellectual book, but how can you resist? Dinos and bodily functions are a firm favourite with most toddlers and Weasel is no exception. Yes, Christmas is over, but that just means you can get this on sale just about […]

Dim T – Winchester – 3rd Time’s a Charm?

It’s fair to say we’ve had mixed experiences in Dim T in Winchester. This latest trip was for respite from a Christmas shopping trip that ended up being woefully unproductive. When you have kids, the amount of presents required seems to at least double (kiddie friends, friends’ kiddies, nursery worker, and on and on) but […]

Gingerbread Bears!

I wasn’t meant to make gingerbread bears with Weasel, I was planning on the more traditional gingerbread men (which Weasel likes to shout ‘nom nom nom tasty men’ in Starbucks, leaving off the essential ‘gingerbread’ bit). But who can ever find the right cookie cutter when you need it? I always find the Easter ones […]

We Have Been Mostly…

Sometimes I forget I have a blog now. Sometimes I forget to put a top on, when I last washed my hair or how I managed to scoff all that chocolate I bought last time I dragged my lazy-ass to the supermarket. So the blogging forgetfulness is certainly the least of my worries! Yes, the […]

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs – Quite Possibly the Reason Weasel Thinks All Pirates Roar

Your kid like dinosaurs? Your kid like Pirates? This is the book for your kid! How could you go wrong with this combo (I’m sure ran through the heads of the publishers…)?! Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs may be a little twee in places (the teacher bits make me cringe) but hey, Weasel has […]

George’s Cavery – For that Authentic English Holiday Experience

After a week on holiday in Devon playing the fun, stand-off game of feeding a pair of toddlers, we decided it might be best to go for cheap, buffet style food complete with play equipment out front. So off to George’s Carvery I went with a sort of ‘let’s have a laugh and see how […]