Hello it’s Monsieur Incidental. You will find below my humble contribution to this blog, in which I will expose the 5 greatest mysteries of the internet. Sounds good doesn’t it? Don’t expect enlightenment, just a quick trip around the daily nonsense you can find online. It will not become clearer as you read on, just so you know. You might on the other hand understand why I and the esteemed writer of the blog chose to spend our lives together though. 1) The clickbaity title: Our first one, and already a big part of everyday internet browsing. When I use the term clickbait, I meanRead More →

A little while ago I bought Little L some Bear Fruit Paws – you may be familiar with them they also make Fruit Yoyos which Big L was addicted to for about a month until he decided he no longer liked them.  Anyway, they are kind of guilt free gummy fruit snacks for toddlers so when Big L has a bag of Haribo I can placate Little L with a bag of Bear Paws.  If you buy them in a pack of 5 they come with free flashcards.  Well this is where my middle class A to Z started.  The flashcard in our pack wasRead More →

I am FORTY next week.  Apart from going on about it quite a lot I’m not really that bothered.  Age is just a number and if you’re only as old as the man you’re feeling then you can subtract 7 years – oh yes!  It has got me thinking a bit about “if I knew then what I know now” so here goes. 1)  You were never ugly As a teen I was convinced I was ugly.  I hated myself. Fuck me! I was so serious about how I looked.  Because I hated the way I looked I spent hours putting on makeup, I wouldn’tRead More →

I am a little perturbed, nay, I’m fuming.  MSN have deemed it necessary to give me a best before date with this list 40 things no woman over 40 should own.  Well….fuuuuuuck you MSN! Guess what I own a fair few of those things, I admit I still own a scrunchie, not for wearing out of the house but in bed to stop my hair getting on my nerves.  Oh yeah, I’m sexy and I know it! In just under 3 weeks I turn the ripe old age of 40.  I don’t look it (even if I do say so myself). I don’t act it.Read More →

We’ve lived here seven years but I’ve fallen out of love with my home.  This was mine and Monsieur Incidental’s first house together. Both our children were conceived in this house (sorry if that’s too much information but I won’t go into more detail – unless you really want me to), this house was the first house our babies came to after they left hospital. We’ve celebrated many birthdays and several Christmas , Rudolph ate his carrots and Father Christmas ate Mince Pies leaving talcum powder magic dust on the carpet.  My children have played in paddling pools in the garden summer, watched birds building nests inRead More →

I’m quite a politcal beast and one thing I’m really passionate about is voting (if you’re eligible) so here are my top tips for voting: Vote! Just effing vote.  If you only read the first tip that’s fine! Vote!  Did you hear me? Vote!  Got that? Good. Oh, and VOTE!!! Register to vote. In order to vote you need to register to vote, you can do that here.  I’ve even put the link in for you.  Aren’t I nice? You have until 23.59 22nd May 2017 to do it. Get it done – now, or after you’ve read this.  Whatever. Postal Voting. If, like me, you are aRead More →

We’ve all met a “gentle parent”, in fact I am one, well mainly. We’re usually easy to spot. Our children wear cloth nappies and are breastfed, we’re vegetarian or vegan, we baby wear. We don’t shout at our kids (that lasted about two years with my oldest and about two weeks with my youngest, make if that what you will). The most important thing about being a gentle parent is, well, being gentle. Listening to your child allowing them to have a voice. I know it sounds arty farty but it works for some children. The problem with gentle parents is that, to be honest,Read More →

Can of Kopparberg

We recently bought a larger barbecue to replace the small two-man jobby that has seen us through the last seven years. It has fared us well, we bought it from Homebase for the princely sum of about £15. I think they still sell them now and I wouldn’t hesitate recommending one. We’ve just outgrown ours (plus we left it out over winter). Anyway I ordered a new one from Tesco Direct, we’d got £42 in Clubcard vouchers and I found a decent barbecue here that was half price at £75. The service from Tesco Direct and their delivery company Arrow was great.  We were kept informedRead More →

It’s been a while since I used a sunbed but my Bestie is getting married next weekend so I thought I’d treat myself to a course.  I’ve left it a bit late but hey ho!  Anyway, once you step in the shop it all comes flooding back.  If you’ve never been before I’ve put together a little guide – 1) If you wear glasses you might not be able to see the START and STOP buttons.  Locate these prior to taking off your glasses and entering the booth 2) If, like me, you’re a “sturdy girl” never, ever use the lie down beds.  Your boobs andRead More →