Sunday, 14 November 2010

Bye-bye Teepee

Before going to bed, I get the Boogster to say bye-bye to everyone and give them a kiss goodnight.

"Bye-bye, Lola," he says as he gives a little wave. "Bye-bye Mamoo (Uncle), bye-bye car, bye-bye book, bye-bye teepee (T.V)."

Sunday, 7 November 2010

The Boogster's First Post

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Tom boy to Girly girl

When I was younger I wasn't much of a girly girl. I hated hearts, didn't like pink and even bought some of my clothes from the men's section. I also hated shopping. I would only go when I knew what I wanted. My only weaknesses back then were books, stationery, toiletries, jewellery and lingerie. Not so now. Now you can add bags, shoes, clothes and even hearts. And pink? Love the colour!

I recently discovered a love for all things girly. I'm not quite sure where it came from or why but now I can't get enough of shopping - which doesn't help the bank balance at all. I went shopping with a friend last Friday for clothes for a wedding. I enjoyed it so much I can't wait to go shopping again. I just need to wait for my next pay-cheque and clear out my wardrobe.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010


"Goo-goo," the Boogster said to me insistently. "Mama, goo-goo."

I got up and told him to come to me with the fridge. Goo-goo can mean either water or juice. I have no idea how he came up with that word but that's what he uses. I was hoping to get him to drink some milk. I opened the fridge door and grabbed the 4 pint bottle.

The Boogster's hand shot in and out so quickly, I hardly had time to react. In his hand, was a bottle of Tropicana Kid's apple juice. On his face was the cheekiest smile ever. He gave a cheeky laugh and off he ran. I was left, fridge door still open, marvelling at the cheeky little monkey my son had become. He knew very well I wanted him to have milk. He knew very well he wasn't supposed to be having any more juice. He also knew he had gotten his own way.

Paperback vs e-books

For the record let me state how into technology I am. I want an iPad, I get upset whenever a new iPhone is released because it makes mine that much older and obsolete in technological terms and i'm always a sucker for the latest gadget. I even downloaded a few apps such as Stanza and iBooks on my iPhone so that I could read in bed sometimes.

Having said all that though, there is no way - for me - that e-books could ever replace a good old fashioned paperback. Curling up on the sofa with some hot chocolate and an e-book just doesn't do it for me like a paperback would. Yes, I know e-books are more convenient when travelling as you can have as you can have a whole library to hand etc etc. And yes, I wouldn't say no to one in that case. But nothing can replace the weight and feel of a book. I like turning proper pages. I like not having to worry about charging the batteries in case my iPhone dies on me right in the middle of finding out if Lisbeth has survived a savage attack or not. I even like flicking to the end of book sometimes and sneakily reading the end before going to back to where I originally was and carry on as if I didn't know what was going to happen.

Paperbacks rock. I just hope that they don't eventually disappear altogether. And don't get me started on snail mail vs email either...