Mid-term break – entertaining the kids

This mid-term we took the kids to Base entertainment centre and had such a great time I thought I’d share our experience. Trying to occupy kids on a wet and yucky day when they are bored of being stuck in the house and miss the social interaction with other kids can be hard. We live in the country and have been neck deep in DIY over the past couple of weekends so time for family fun was on the cards. … More Mid-term break – entertaining the kids

Workplace culture dilemma – to hug or to handshake

So your colleague works in another country. You know each other quite well but you’ve never actually met them face to face. You’ve shared jokes via teleconference , you even know their kid’s names. What do you do when you finally do meet them in person? Hug or handshake? certainly not an accidental punch in the chest and a hybrid hug like this girl here did. read more… … More Workplace culture dilemma – to hug or to handshake

Sew Satisfying…

After a long absence of many years, mainly due to family life I rekindled my love of sewing. Himself surprised me one day with a sewing machine he had seen for sale in Aldi when he had been buying some tools. Apparently I had been fondly reminiscing of late on my crafting days. … More Sew Satisfying…

Holidaying with kids – getting the most out of it…

‘Holidays’, the word evokes images of long sunny days idling lazily by the pool or exploring ancient ruins doing whatever takes your fancy, but add in ‘with kids’ and the connotation changes – less lazing and more stressed. Sure – its still long sunny days, lying by the pool and exploring the local sites but its to someone else’s timetable and lying by the pool is a necessity because you become the base and the keeper of towels and changes of clothes but… … More Holidaying with kids – getting the most out of it…

Maybe mine aren’t the best shoes to fill… parent blunder starting creche

Our caregiver looked startled again and the pen in her hand froze in mid air. Her face turned into a frown and I thought “we’ve offended her”. “We got her name wrong”. How do we get out of this one? I gazed at himself for a solution but my shock and lack of comprehension was mirrored in his. We didn’t dare try any other variations… … More Maybe mine aren’t the best shoes to fill… parent blunder starting creche