Weekend, over and back to work… BOOOoo ooo   oo o    o !

Took my car in to have the handbrake re-tensioned, only to find the rear adjustors, need replacing.! £200 !!  F$@# !!!   I am supposed to saving for a new car, !!! and next month i will need 2 new tyres !

Anyway, we took D to Greenmeadow Community Farm in Cwmbran, which was really good, The sun was hot, the animals were wide and varied, llamas, pigs, sheep, goat, cows, etc etc, good kids play area. so D was really happy !

 Sunday was DIY day !

  I cut the beading from our Bay window down one side, and was “going” to mastic a piece of dowel, then stain it, the best laidd plans of mice and men, eh ?!! Well the mastic had set solid in the bottom 3″, meaning that the £10 was a waste, so i cut the tube open, and used the mastic as a kinda glue / come putty, painted the dowel and stuck it on, then filled one side with the sealant, like putty !!  it looks ok, but I need another tube to seal the wall edge, and then do the rest of the windo, and door !!

listening to :- 30 seconds to Mars, and a bit of Nickelback.


D likes me to sing her too sleep.

I made the mistake though of asking her is she wanted a new song, ‘cos her leyes lit up, then suspiciously said ” about what “.

  I was caught off guard, and only could manage 1 potato, 2 potato etc. Which worked, cos D said ” I like That , I like Potatos !!” 

Then though she said sing a song about dogs !    ( EH??  ) What ?   I couldn’t think of any songs about dogs !!  bar ( how much is that dog inthe window etc etc )

 Then she said like in Timothy Goes To School  ( childrens tv )

 You be Frank , I’ll be Frank, and we can dream about eating beans !!

  By this point my mind was shot !!  ( you have to see the program to understand I guess

Kids Eh…

 Listening to Dirt by Kids in glass Houses.

We got the news we had been waiting for, since last November..

 D has got into our prefered choice of pre-school nursery ( no guarantee of getting into the school….   but a good start ) So there was a collective sigh of relief in our house last nite !! This great news, and makes life SO much easier for J, and her parents when they are looking after D.

 My car has to go in to have the handbrake re-tensioned. I sprained it on a major 3 point turn on some serious hillage !!

“should” get my new phone today, upgrade time finally came around.

jobs day in the paper, etc, but unless you want to work for ” meets the national minimum wage” things are bleak, it is recorded in Wales that every 1 in 9 is now unemployed.!!

roll on the weekend, an in the 2 outta 3 weekends i have family down to stay, happy days !

Listening to 30 seconds to Mars, – This is War.

 D jumped onto the bed last nite and rolled over army stylee.

I have  never seen her do that before, ever

she is starting to get a bit more adventurous, which is more than can be said for me…

Children have this way of throwing themselves into things head first, and not worrying about the consequences. I think sometimes, – That is the problem, and probably the chestnut of this blog !!- I think too much,

Sometimes you can think about something so much you think yourself out of it, with age comes experience, which teaches life’s lessons, and also – hopefully – common sense – but I think a bit more recklessness sometimes could be a good thing.

 D questions everything, her quest for knowledge knows no bounds, and part of my job role as a parent is to answer her questions, but I find in my life I probably do not ask enough, I hide my head below the parapet incase of being shot down.

Now would  seem to be the time to  ask questions….. of my self also, but there are as adults always constraints, financial, or of time, or am using these as excuses, maybe.

Maybe I need to think a little more like D.

How do you teach your child “to make friends”

When you are a child, the first instincts are purely about self,

As you get older you need to interact to get what you need, and making friends can be tough!

D finally has made a friend, but I hope it lasts , D is SO excited about her new friend, I just hope her friend is feeling the same way about D!! It is the first time D has played with someone in pre-school , and she is SO excited about the fact that she can do it.

 Long may it last


  Man a point against Swansea on saturday , if they had offered you that before the game you would have snapped there arm off !!

 Preston tonight,

Got to get 3 points. No question. if survival this season is going to happen, then it has to be 3 points.

After this the season run in , gets incredibly hard, all hard games againt teams well above us !

The future is bright…..  the future is blue and White !!

D was in a mood last nite, TOO tired and didn’t want a bath…

J was tidying up, and D couldn’t wait, so I tried to get the bath ready, and see to her clothes, But she wanted Mum to do it, and shouted ” I don’t love you as much as mu……….” ( the mum bit trailing off under her breathe) she knew what she had said,

I knew what she had said,

It hurt,

I knew she didn’t mean it, and so did she, cos J called me back up stairs after a few minutes, and D was really upset,

The joys of parenting.

Currently listening to Gavin Degraw – Chariots

             and Odyssey no.5 – Powderfinger