Month: November 2013

My Lazy Thyroid

Well having been diagnosed with an under-active thyroid in may 2011, I have been striving to find the right level of thyroxine tablets to take since then. I started with a TSH level of 100 (normal is 0.27 to 4.2) and T4 of 2.4 (normal is 12 to 24) and the doctors started me on…

New Doc Marten boots!

Well its been a busy week, since last Thursday at least.  I ordered a new pair of Doc martens boots (triumph 1914s) in red (soooo lovely)   Apart from that I had a wonderful birthday on Saturday, lovely pressies from the kids and Barn (stone statues, thick socks for walking poppy and a toblerone –…

No rights for school children…

So one thing still amazed me, children today (who have everything they want, must never be allowed to be bored, mustn’t be smacked, and wouldn’t be expected to do something as archaic as times tables) have no rights when it comes to annual leave. Quoted from the ACAS site for EMPLOYEES: At least the statutory…

The Penalty Saga

Well I am speechless and shocked today (and me being speechless doesn’t happen very often).  The Council have sent me a cheque to the tune of £120!!!  They say “I apologise for the initial error in respect of the documentation.  In this case the Penalty Notice was incorrectly issued to you (Mr Parker) since the…

Remembrance day parade

Oh so proud of our boys today, Barn took them both down to the scout hut for 10:15 ready to march up to the church for 11:00 – after being worried they may be a little too spirited for the seriousness of the day – Joe was a flag bearer and had a part to…

Lego Building again!!

Last night Joe was on his phone – headphones on – Cam was watching videos – headphones on – Barn was on his laptop.  So I set about building with lego. I decided to build a lego man but big!  We have a lego torch which is a large lego man, so I copied the…

Going Amazingly Well!

What a great day so far, my book is being downloaded a plenty both the US edition and the UK edition up to 41 so far in the US alone!  Thank you very much if you have downloaded a copy and I hope you enjoy it and have great fun with the recipes (and the…