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  • My name is Emma Compton and I am an addict!
    on Sep 29, 2011
    It has been 6 months since I have written this blog and for once it is not through a lack of ideas or motivation. It is because of my addiction. It has taken over much of my computer time, if I am using the computer now it is generally for my addicti...
  • I Love Aylesbury!!
    on Feb 16, 2011
    A couple of days ago I was researching getting postcards of Aylesbury for postcrossing and googled 'Aylesbury'. What I found astounded me. Out of 20 or so websites etc that I looked at 18 of them were negative, many of these downright rude using di...
  • The Map
    on Feb 12, 2011
    I recently spent the evening round at my sisters (Tawny75) flat with some friends and we were discussing, well, more laughing hysterically with her about her hobby of Post Crossing. Post Crossing involves sending postcards to people around the world...
  • New Year. New Caches!!
    on Jan 23, 2011
    What a fab day! Back out on the trail of Geocaches! I spent all day yesterday with my Guides and so today was a family day. The forecast looked good and so I found some Geocaches and rang Grandad to invite him along. This morning started well, I got...
  • SAD
    on Jan 16, 2011
    Has your motivation 'got up and gone'?Feeling down after Christmas?Can't seem to or don't want to get back in the swing of things?Irritable?Tired?Then like millions of people you are probably SAD, or suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder. It's...
  • Why is there still so much to do?
    on Jan 4, 2011
    Christmas is over now and New Year has been and gone, we have had a fabulous time although the festivities started badly, we always visit hubby's cousin and her family the weekend before christmas, but we got snow bound so could not go, but after tha...
  • A Christmas Message
    on Dec 20, 2010
    Well good morning to snow still everywhere, ice on roads, lethal icicles on the house and temperatures of -11 outside. Yep winter is well and truly here now, there is more snow forecast tonight and finally it looks as though we could have a white ch...
  • Horrid White Stuff!!
    on Nov 30, 2010
    It started snowing at Guides last night, it was as much as we could do to contain the girls in the hall!! All they wanted to do was go out and play! It snowed all the way home and this morning we woke to find a couple of centimetres of the white st...
  • I Love My Family!
    on Nov 22, 2010
    This weekend was a little chaotic but extremely fun! Hubby was away and I missed him lots, I always do and this weekend coincided with my annual trip to the Christmas Gift Fair in NEC Birmingham. This created a little childcare issue. But family prev...
  • When Good Guide Holidays go Bad!!!
    on Nov 15, 2010
    It all began so well,coach arrived, as did all the girls (except one who was ill), no one forgot their health forms, no one forgot any luggage. The journey was uneventful, the girls all chatted and no one was sick. The only niggle was a road closed n...
  • School News
    on Nov 10, 2010
    Lots of stuff to tell you about, all to do with the boys school. Lets take them one at a time.C's Pre School parents meeting - I met with C's teacher and he is settling into pre school really well, he has made friends, one in particular is very speci...
  • Billy Bit Me!!!
    on Nov 9, 2010
  • Grrrrr.......Fun and Laughter (not) at the School Gates
    on Nov 3, 2010
    The school gates, that bastion of competitiveness, of snideness, of bitchiness and if you are lucky friendship, chat and camaraderie. Unfortunately the former was on the menu today. Normally at the gates I stand in a group of about 5 or 6 mums with t...
  • A New Baby (not mine!)
    on Nov 2, 2010
    One of my best friends, Rachel, has just had a new baby girl. Is there anything more perfect than a new baby? This is her second, she already has a little boy the same age as my C. We met in the post natal group with the boys. I am so looking for...
  • Busy, Busy, Busy!
    on Nov 1, 2010
    Half term is officially over now and I am back to being busy again. The boys go back to school tomorrow, they had an inset day today but I was back at Guides/Rangers tonight.I ran Rangers tonight, we had 4 girls as one had too much homework and the...
  • Sometimes I get so cross!
    on Oct 28, 2010
    I am going to sound like a really miserable old woman now, but so many things make me cross that I feel the need to vent so here goes:The temperature dial in the fridge that is in a stupid place so the whenever I move something, the dial moves and we...
  • Den Building
    on Oct 27, 2010
    What a fab afternoon! Up in the woods with sons D and C, cousin K and Grandad. It was unbelievably beautiful, so many different colours, plenty of leaves left all diffusing the bright sunlight, happy rosy cheeked children and Grandad who was having...
  • I Love Half Term!
    on Oct 26, 2010
    I love half term, I know I'm weird and that a lot of parents dread half term, I know that because when I said, outside the school gates, that I was really looking forward to half term the other mums looked at me as if I was mad. I don't know why, wh...
  • What a great weekend!
    on Oct 24, 2010
    We have had a great family weekend. We wanted to spend a day all together as it is not often we find ourselves with no Guiding, TA, family, friend or housework/DIY commitments. We tend to devote days like this to the boys and on Saturday we visited...
  • Vision of the next 100 years.
    on Oct 20, 2010
    Well thats it, it's all over. I can't believe that the Centenary year has officially ended. It has been a fabulous year. Before it started both Tawny and I made the decision that we would try to do lots of great stuff for our girls, over and above...