It’s been a while since I worked in an office but lately I’ve been thinking about the different personalities you meet in the workplace.  It doesn’t have to be an office, it could be anywhere even a building site, and it even translates to blogging.  We have Facebook groups where we congregate and swap stories and the same personalities crop up time and time again. So, without further ado I give you 35 personalities you meet in the workplace (in no particular order or gender for that matter) and how they spend their lunch break: The one that hangs around the photocopier all day doingRead More →

One of the best things about blogging is the chance to treat my kids to things I might not normally be able to.  To be honest that doesn’t happen that often but on Sunday I was able to take Big L to a preview screening of Paddington 2 at the Vue Cinema in Leicester Square. We had planned that both Monsieur Incidental and I would have some time on our own with Big L.  Monsieur Incidental took him swimming earlier in the week and I had already planned to take him to the cinema before I heard I had got these tickets.  It’s hard whenRead More →

Last week I was invited by the lovely people at Three to attend a blogging event in Islington, essentially to get “hands-on” with the new iPhone.  I’ve never owned an iPhone, I am strictly an Android girl but I wanted to see what the fuss was about and some of my “Blogging Besties” were going too.  We don’t get to go out together often so when the opportunity arises we tend to grab it with both hands and run like the wind. The session, headed by Stephen Green of Dr Logic, was fairly small which was good as it gave us the chance to askRead More →

Love ’em or hate ’em we have to use ’em.  Supermarket car parks.  Which genius designed them I do not know!  Every time I use them I drive past swathes of empty disabled parking spaces (don’t get me wrong I don’t begrudge these I just don’t understand why they are always half empty).  I drive to the parent and child parking and if I’m lucky I find a space.  I get out of my car and look for a trolley.  Nope the trolley collector has been far too effing efficient.  I get the bags out of the boot because, you know, the environment isn’t gonnaRead More →

“You don’t look ill”, “Aren’t people with Crohn’s skinny?”, “All you need to do is stop eating xyz and you’ll get better”, “Have you tried Aloe Vera/Juice Plus/Forever Living?” All things I have heard in the few years since I was diagnosed.  All are frankly bollocks.  No, if I wear make-up I look reasonable. No I’m not skinny but I still shit more in the first hour I wake than than most people do in a week – or two.  No, not everyone has trigger foods (although many do, they’re probably thinking of coeliac or IBS).  And NO I am not trying your multilevel marketingRead More →

I love my kids, I really do but they often do things that make me want to tear my hair out.  That’s one of the reasons I got into this blogging lark, it kind of keeps me sane even when I am getting closer to needing a hair transplant!  So, without further ado here are things that my kids do on a daily basis that drive me mildly crackers Procrastinate – Big L is the offender here.  We now have a rule that he has to get dressed BEFORE breakfast, prior to this rule I was screaming “get dressed or I’m leaving without you” atRead More →

A couple of weeks ago I abandoned left my children in the capable hands of my partner in sunny Kent and caught the train to Manchester for the weekend to attend my first ever blogging conference – Blog On Xmas.  I travelled up with the (sort of) lovely Fran from Whinge Whinge Whine and the travel wasn’t without it’s erm, hiccups.  We are no strangers to our train journeys not going to plan, regularly missing connections and so on and this one was no exception.  Due to Fran’s overwhelming desire to purchase ear plugs at Euston – apparently there is no Boots in Manchester (thereRead More →

A week or so ago we went on a family outing to Boots Opticians, I know – we know how to live life on the edge.  Monsieur Incidental and I are no strangers to myopia and my mum suggested that while we were there we had Big L’s eyes tested.  They don’t test their eyes at school these days and seeing as we are both speccy four eyes she thought it would be a good idea – she’s usually right. Big L was very excited at the prospect of having his eyes tested.  He’s 6 and desperate for glasses so he could “Be like PeppaRead More →

Birth flower horoscope - tulips

I have more than a passing interest in horoscopes and the like, even more so that Monsieur Incidental and I share a birthday.  I know it’s a bit weird, it seemed romantic when we first met but now not so much.  I do feel that people tend to have the characteristics of their horoscope. I have a book that describes characteristics by birth day and mine couldn’t be more accurate.  When I was approached by Flying Flowers for their new campaign I was intrigued.  I have heard of horoscopes and so on but never birth flowers so I had a look here and was quite surprisedRead More →

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 →