Blue’s really sorry about the cream carpet.
Aug08

Blue’s really sorry about the cream carpet.

As you all know by now, this is Blue. We love Blue. Very Much Indeed. And yet, we know she is not blessed with elegance, agility, or any kind of common sense whatsoever. (she gives great hugs though) A year ago we were out for a few hours – during which time, Blue was unwell. And when I say ‘unwell’, I mean she was sicker than a sick thing, with a terrible stomach bug that made her insides become her outsides, both...

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Things My Teen Taught Me This Week
Jun25

Things My Teen Taught Me This Week

Somehow, I own three teenagers. Honestly, I swear I do not know how it happened. I live with them. I see them every single day. Obviously I know they’re not babies, but for some reason, in my head they’re still these guys… Aren’t they delicious? In my head, if I sit on the ground I can still fit all three into my lap for a group hug (just no.1’s lanky 6’2″ frame no longer fits into my lap, let...

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I’m running. Oh yes. Thanks to the Zombies…
May28

I’m running. Oh yes. Thanks to the Zombies…

I have tried a Couch 2 5k running programme 4 or 5 times. The farthest I’ve reached is week 8. Not because I can’t do it – Oh no, I know they work. But I get bored. The principle behind it is brilliant – take a non-exercising Couch Potato, plug them into some headphones and into a pair of trainers and get them out the door. Tell them when to walk, and when to run – in tiny baby steps which slowly increase...

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Christmas Dinner – how do you do yours?
Dec17

Christmas Dinner – how do you do yours?

Furniture Village is running a properly brilliant Christmas Countdown, where users can click on the different items of furniture within the page and receive Christmas tips and activities, as well as weekly competitions to enter. This week just happens to be all about dining room furniture… and it got me thinking about mine.  The Christmas menu doesn’t change much in our house – I can go back to last year’s...

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Woodburners from a sheet of metal to a stove in 20 minutes – Visiting Arada Stoves
Nov12

Woodburners from a sheet of metal to a stove in 20 minutes – Visiting Arada Stoves

We’re so very excited about the latest project in the House of LittleStuff. When we built our extension 143 years ago we always intended to have an open fire. But architects and builders being what they are, issues with the plans meant that once the foundations were complete and the walls going up, it was established that the planned fireplace couldn’t happen, and there was no budget left to re-arrange the existing works...

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Wellness CORE dog food – grain-free pet food
Nov11

Wellness CORE dog food – grain-free pet food

NB – the following Wellness CORE dog food review has been really very willingly reviewed by #BlueTheRottweiler. We were gifted the bag of food – all opinions Blue’s own, obviously, because dog’s can’t lie. Unless you have a dog, you don’t think pet food differs much. You’re probably aware it can be wet or dry, and you’ve seen it’s in different flavours in the supermarket. But...

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