Yearly Archives: 2014

Christmas in November

Why I’m embracing Christmas starting in November


This week my children asked if we could have the Christmas music on in the car. It’s still November but straight away I said yes. The me of five years ago would have been completely horrified by this. “It’s only November!” she would have shrieked. “There’s still a month and...

School disco soundtrack: now versus then


It was Little E’s school disco last Friday  – a Superhero theme to coincide with Children in Need. She thought dancing around with her friends and staying up past her bed time was the most wonderful thing ever. So did her younger brothers, who were lucky enough to tag along...

Welsh cakes

An ode to the Welsh cake


With the autumn rugby internationals starting this weekend, I’m feeling all patriotic and Welshy. My days of watching our boys in the pub are long gone – so what could be a better accompaniment to the game than a Welsh cake or six? I wrote this little verse a while...

Five really easy Halloween craft projects


We love arts and crafts! However, I’m just not a very crafty person and a lot of the projects I see on places like Pinterest (I’m on there as cardiffmummy) fill me with dread, as they look way too complicated for me and my children to do. I’m not even...

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs – theatre review


My children love pirates and they also love dinosaurs, so you can imagine how much they love a book combining the two. Especially when the books are as fast-paced, adventurous and brightly illustrated as the Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs series, written by acclaimed children’s author Giles Andrea and...