Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Books we have read

The 'we' in this title refers to myself and the young Master, as we have spent a disproportionate amount of the past year cuddled up and reading - or at least one of us cuddled up, and the other reading, often in an attempt to stay awake whilst the other slept. Subsequently, I can't at all remember all the books we have read, but they have included:
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
  • The Enchanted
  • Anansi Boys
  • American Gods
  • The Ice Cream Girls
  • Cashelmara
  • The White Queen
  • The Queen of New Beginnings
  • A Stranger in the Family
  • Never Let Me Go
Some of these I can 'remember' as they are currently forming part of the trip hazard at the top of the stairs. Some because I read them early on. But most I have forgotten.

Presumably yummy mummies...

(silly phrase)...cook yummy things.

I have been attempting to tempt my young Master into eating different foods over the past few days. So far, however, we have refused vegetable lasagne, parsnip and sweet potato crisps and cheese and tomato tortilla pizza. We have accepted apple and pears in custard (but not the raisins) and orange jelly. The refusals are enough to make a tired mommy weep and turn to chocolate, but surely she will rise like on wings like an eagle and find the inner fortitude to plough on and keep trying. Well, tomorrow maybe.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Long time no blog, long time no sleep

It's been a while. Apparently it is Christmas in a little over a week's time. It is also the boy's first birthday in a little while longer than that. Somehow, somewhere (this is sounding rapidly like an excerpt from West Side Story), I have lost three months. The boy has started nursery and suffered endless days off nursery with various lurgies. Less than three months ago he couldn't sit up without falling over, now he is speed crawling (the last two days). But, I digress. I really post to share with you a link to Magna Carta, and the Henry III Fine Rolls blog. Lovely.