What did you think was the nicest thing about being in your late twenties? I'll tell you mine: no longer having to pretend that I liked being out late on a Friday night. I never enjoyed it, and felt like everyone else did, thus making me a loser all the way through high school and … Continue reading The best game in the world: Friday night edition
March is a many-stranded thing. This year, at least, the winter of our discontent is still very much now, and we can't go a couple of days without a blast of snowy rain and freezing wind. I want the gentle spring weather, but Russia ate it. I saw cherry blossom trees trying their hardest to … Continue reading The best game in the world: sick bed edition
I am supposed to be working today. But then, you know, baby colds are no respecter of persons, or work days. Since Henry has given up sleep in favour of dribbling and crossness, I have embraced not showering and The Count of Monte Cristo. Sometimes you have to cut your losses. So let's talk about … Continue reading The best game in the world: truth-telling edition
It's almost 8.30am, and Henry, after his usual 5am freak-out, is still asleep. I have been capering around, giddy with it, since I woke up ten minutes ago. Ever tried to get down our creaky stairs in absolute silence? It requires some Spiderman-like ankle work, let me tell you. via iwastesomuchtime.com So before we start … Continue reading The best game in the world: dawn chorus edition
In a minute, I'll be making a large batch of bacon and onion mini quiches, because we just discovered Henry will eat them. And you DON'T MESS WITH THAT. First, though: books! Since H started his love affair with picture books, we've settled into a little routine of walking to the library every Tuesday afternoon. … Continue reading The best game in the world: procrastination edition
Guess where I went today? Oh, a brand new library yes that's right. Let's play Timothy's absolute favourite game in the whole world (honest). He's out, so it's just you and me. Are you ready? You'll love it. What I Got From The Library and Why: (ba-da-da-daaaaaa) Considering Reading Central comprises three floors and categorises … Continue reading The best game in the world: on my bookshelf in July
Did I mention I have a little money? Welcome, friends, to the Birthday Edition of What I Got From The Book Shop and Why. Pause for fanfare. *fanfare* Right, onwards. You may think it looks like I went overboard this time, but honestly, I didn't. I was clothes shopping, and went in there to get … Continue reading The best game in the world: birthday edition
Shall we play a game? It's better than Pokemon. It's called: What I Got From The Book Shop and Why. I usually play this with Timothy when I come home from the library. The Book Shop edition is rarer but much more exciting. And Tim is working late tonight, so I thought I might play … Continue reading I have invented the best game in the world.