One of the biggest second-hand book stores in the UK, and certainly one of the nicest book stores I’ve ever visited in the world, Barter Books is not only a wonderful time to dawdle your way through an afternoon looking at books: It’s also of quite some architectural interest, being in an old train station, and i’s where they dug out that ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ poster everybody loves so much these days. What a shop!
laura-about-picThis blog charts my journey through motherhood, the longest journey I've ever taken.
I'm trying not to lose my marbles. I am aware that I have already mislaid some of them ... one is stuck under the sofa, one in the Lego box and the 10 year old may have inadvertently swallowed the other
We live in West Yorkshire and are a family of five; Me, The Husband, The 11 Year Old, The 10 Year old and 20 Year Old. We also have two dogs, Jessie the chocolate Labrador and Cleo the spanish rescue Podenco.
Me - I'm Laura, I work as a Social Media Manager for a large brand. I consider myself an expert on gin, cake and moustaches ... in that order.
The Husband is a designer. We've been together for 15 years . He spends most of his time wishing I was more interested in housework, looked like Andrea Corr and didn't talk in my sleep. He loves football, rugby and cricket, his family and cooking which is fortunate as I don't ... the cooking bit that is.
The 11 year old has the memory of an elephant. She loves school, reading, music and wants to be a vet when she's older. She is always surprising me with her kindness and her ability to say embarrassing things really loudly in public.
The 10 year old only has two speeds, VERY fast and asleep. If you can leap off it, roll under it, ride it or break it, he will. He NEVER stops eating. If he's grumpy it's because he is either hungry or tired. According to the scan he was supposed to be a girl, so imagine our surprise when he popped out on The Husband's birthday, a boy.
The 20 year old is my stepdaughter and came to live with us permanently a few years ago.
You can find me on Facebook here, Instagram here and Twitter here or just email me at email@example.com
I write another, far more serious, blog called A Mum Shaped Hole.