Excuse me while my inner fangirl palpitates…

There was much excitement in the Beecrafty household last weekend! We went to Armageddon and met Marina Sirtis (a.k.a. Deanna Troi from Star Trek: The Next Generation - see the signed photo we got)! Even Mr Beecrafty was so star struck that he lamented having to wash his hand after shaking hands with the beautiful Betazoid heroine! Marina (yes, we're on…
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A few of my favourite things

"Mum," said Miss Missy, "I've never eaten a croissant. They look delicious, I'd like to try one." I was shocked because, 1: she never asks to try new food, and 2: I love sharing my favourite things with my kids, so how could it be that in all her 12 years of existence, I had never suggested she try a croissant?? Sharing my favourite is one of…
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Reuse, Repurpose, Upcycle

After an absolute age of gentle - and not so gentle - persuasion, I finally convinced Miss Missy that her room needed a serious tidy-up. Usually my suggestions were met with everything from tears to wails of "you're ruining my life!" But suddenly, the other day, she agreed. No, I didn't discover some marvelous parenting technique that…
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