Forget bubbles they’re so passé, potatoes are now where it’s at.

Despite all my new toys and all the food that has been lovingly cooked for me – a raw potato or two are all I need for entertainment… and sustenance! The veg rack is my new favourite place!




To the manor born

Yesterday we made great use of both the fine weather and our National Trust membership by visiting a local property called Barrington Court.

I liked the higgledy piggledyness of the house and had über fun sliding around the highly polished floors.

It has an interesting recent history having been the NT’s first major acquisition around the turn of the century (that’s a really long time ago!). However, it was fraught with money issues so the trust leased it to the Lyle family of the sugar fame and they renovated it completely. They also installed a very cool ‘thunder box’ in the bathroom. That was my other favourite bit.

In other news it’s my birthday in a week. I’m very excited as I saw my present (wrapped up) and it’s big….



A downhill journey

A few months ago I penned a blog called Conquering Everest, about my momentous achievement of climbing stairs. Well the past few days I have added to my repertoire – not only van I climb stairs (and I’m a pro at this now) I can now come back down again. This combined with my new skill of opening doors means I keep the big M and D on their toes.