Miscellaneous Meanders

Ahhh! At last we are having some lovely weather!! It’s going to be 21 deg today! For those readers who live in the sunny USA, you must know that we hobbits from the shire have sniffed the scent of the freedom of  outdoors and that’s where you will find us. We’ve spent all winter couped up in our little hobbit-holes….

See you when it rains!




Dear husband, Tim had just left to go to a Sunday School teacher’s meeting. I had just finished reading through Leading little ones to God, an excellent wee devotional book for family worship times and then came the questions!

“Mummy, but who made God?” (B)

“Mummy, when we die, do we go straight to heaven (if we are believers) or straight to the new earth?” (B)

“But where is heaven?”

“Where is hell?”

“What is heaven like?” “What is hell like?”

“Will there be any food in heaven?”( a very concerned J)

“Will I be able to have babies in heaven?” (a very concerned B)

“How come God is three persons? Doesn’t that mean that there are three God’s?”
Trying my utmost to explain the trinity, J piped Oh isn’t that like a trident, Mummy?

Then Does God have a trident?! (J again) (J had been reading his school book which contained the word ‘trident’)

There will be a few theological discussions going on later when Daddy comes home I’m sure!



Note to self:-

Someone ‘googled’ this term to find our blog today!


‘n.irish brain drain’


I love the music, and B dotes on the dolphins however I don’t quite get the feather-boa woman in this video. Music reminds me of events, people and places and this one reminds me of 10 years ago (well almost – in August) when I was preparing to get married…    10 years. Scary stuff!

Speaking of dolphins, check out this story and I think there has been a similar event even more recently! What amazing, intelligent creatures!  Two verses spring to mind;-

Colossians 1:16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.

Revelation 5:13. And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: “Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!”

Oh speaking of being married for almost 10 years to T….T has a post in the pipeline, so please, pretty please leave him some nice comments so as to give him an incentive to POST MORE OFTEN!!! GRR!!! :0)

And while it’s in my head…Mummymac is hosting a recipe roundup for breakfast recipes, so be sure to post your wonderfully tasty and unique recipe there on the 20th of this month as I’m intrigued about what other people would have for breakfast other than cereal, toast and Ulster fry!


I really am not slating the wonderful priviledge of Motherhood when I state this, but now into my 9th year of being a Mother has produced a prolonged bout of brain-drain/fog, whatever you want to call it! I know someone who very aptly calls it ‘fluff-brain’. Thanks for that Mrs G –  I like that term! At least you had enough brains left over to think that one up! 

You can diagnose your condition when you can never beat your husband at games (such as Connect 3, sorry was that 4?), you can’t join words into  sentences  without going into vocabularical meltdown, and when addressing your child you list all your other kids names before reaching the correct one…

I am a ‘classic case’ ‘fluff-brain’ sufferer.

 B has been saving up her pennies and has even sold a few things on ebay so she could purchase a Nintendo DS on ebay. T reckoned he would get her one game that she and the entire family could use at the moment – so he went for ‘Brain training’.

Well. All I can say is after my initial brain-age check, I’m gonna have a lot of training to do! I wouldn’t embarrass myself so much as to share what ‘brain-age’ I was given to begin with; suffice to say I have now got it down to 15 years older than the age I am now, with the ideal ‘brain -age’ being 20. My one pride is that I can beat T at the timed syllable-count game (forget knowing your times tables! Count syllables instead! It activates your prefrontal cortex. Next time you see me staring at you midst conversation, it’s because I got to number 57 before I realised you were telling me something important). I even got it at ‘rocket speed’ apparently –  so stick that in yer pipe Mr BIG SCIENCE TEACHER EXTRORDINAIRE HUBBY!! ;0) (Ilove ya really)

Off to do Soduko…..or was it Sudoku.

Be smart and check it out for yourself! 


P.S. For non-gadget folk – THIS is a Nintendo ds lite.

I found this site too…

Need to find some campsites near Bath!!

I saw this via Musings of an English Muffin today and decided to give it a go!

I am Elizabeth Bennet!

Take the Quiz here!

Check out Emma Adaptations Pages for more Austen fun!

Let me know which Austen heroine you are!

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