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  • Nature walk booklets and embarrassing kids

    Dawn Isaac on 26 May 2010 at 05:35 PM

    Young children do have a tendency to be embarrassing - if it's not full blown tantrums in the middle of John Lewis' kitchenware department, then it's the pointing and asking, at full volume, "why is that person SO fat?".  Perhaps they're just trying to get their share in early before the teenage years when of course they will mortified on a daily basis by our very existence.

    My kids racked up a few more points in the embarrassment stakes this weekend. Having travelled to see friends near Ilkley we were wondering how we would spend the Sunday morning.  Our hosts suggested a walk - a perfect idea given they live in the midst of spectacular countryside, but already I was feeling nervous


  • Frost damaged beans

    Dawn Isaac on 17 May 2010 at 01:59 PM


    "What do you mean they're DEAD?"


  • Weaving garden arches

    Dawn Isaac on 05 May 2010 at 05:45 PM

    I took my children to a fun fair this week.

    I am telling you this so you won't write me off as a terrible mother.  You see I have to admit that the weekend before I forced them to attend the village litter pick


  • Garden parties

    Dawn Isaac on 01 May 2010 at 09:32 AM