Much ado about bacon

I follow Word Press’ Post a Day on twitter. Today’s suggestion was to write something about bacon. Hmmm. Do I write about my reaction to Jamie Oliver’s pig show? Undertake to go to the Royal Easter Show next week and look at pigs? Post my favourite recipes using bacon perhaps? It came to me in a…

Staying in touch with my teenagers

This post is inspired by a number of things. Partly a great blog post I picked up on WordPress’ freshly pressed page about being facebook friends with your parents, partly this cartoon from Unshelved and partly some stuff going on at the moment with my own kids. It’s a fine line we parents of teenagers walk,…

Time flies…

…or, ‘How did I become old enough to have a child enrolling at Uni today?‘ Heavens to Betsy – is it really 13 years since I first dropped The General at kindergarten? Back then a whole lot of things were different: I didn’t own a mobile phone I had a 6 month old baby (who…

Getting the balance right

The General has had another car accident.  Again, it wasn’t his fault but again, his car has been written off and again, he has neck and back injuries that are keeping him from school and work.  The doctor also thinks he might be slightly concussed.  Also this week in the 3-ring circus, Bookworm has surgery…

Rock my world

OK, so it’s common sense that a family that plays together somehow ends up staying together.  I’m talking about bonding with teenagers here though, so that’s a dodgy assumption from the very beginning. I’ve always been lucky that apart from the occasional yelling match over life-changing matters such as emptying the dishwasher, texting your friends…