MT McGuire Books

The downside of making progress

Posted October 13, 2018 and visited 25 times, 7 so far today

Just a quick one today. I’m sitting in a cafe, drinking an enormous bucket of hot chocolate while I while away an hour before McMini’s harvest service. Very important I go to this one as Scion has a speaking part! Woot. There will also be a Hymn I Know, apparently, so I must make sure I am in a position to sing loudly without causing […]

A chip off the old block …

Posted July 21, 2018 and visited 373 times, 5 so far today

Thanks to everyone who did the survey last week. It was very helpful and much appreciated. This week, I have mostly been running around like a headless chicken. To my complete and utter delight I have managed to do at least 10 minutes of writing every day, which is equating to 400 words plus. Happy joy. Meanwhile, McMini […]

Uh oh. I think the chaos fairies are back …

Posted June 23, 2018 and visited 676 times, 5 so far today

Blimey, it’s been all go this week. Last night McCat caught sight of another cat in the garden and went nuts, I was alerted by the sound of a plant being knocked from a windowsill. Things went downhill from there, with McCat moving to the cat flap. He smashed it two weeks ago trying to get at this […]

It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to … #dementia #ranting

Posted April 21, 2018 and visited 538 times, 2 so far today

I’ve sort of been debating whether or not I should post this. I wrote it just too late to publish last weekend and things have been so much better this week that, in some ways, it’s no longer relevant. Except that, from the point of view of the people who read this, I’m now thinking that actually, […]

Toboggan update, a war story and McMini versus Alexa.

Posted March 17, 2018 and visited 1070 times, 3 so far today

It’s been a busy week this week. McMini is due to go on a school trip which involves two nights away. I have therefore been spending most of the week with a list of required clothing working out which items we have and buying the ones we don’t have. Pretty much all of them. In order to try and […]

What do you see when you look at me?

Posted February 3, 2018 and visited 1315 times, 3 so far today

You see a bad mother. Church, if you want to do it, can be a bit of a conundrum with small people. McMini being a bit older now and more susceptible to boredom, it is not so easy to persuade him to come to the Sunday service. Furthermore, when he does, it’s probably no longer appropriate for a young gentleman […]

Beeper and Bingy, and free books … #metaldetecting #mcmini #freebooks

Posted December 2, 2017 and visited 1047 times, 2 so far today

Scroogeability factors. Better late than never today. The build up to Christmas is well and truly under way and I am gradually disappearing up my own bottom. As usual I am slightly dreading the holiday period but mainly because of all the travel, the being away from home and the general pain‐in‐the‐arseness of that, the people I visit […]

Smashingly non‐expensive books alert!

Posted August 5, 2017 and visited 2485 times, 6 so far today

A bit of news, some special offers on other sci‐fi books and a little bit more from McMini.

Mind Expansion Anyone? #McMini #kids #parenting #children

Posted July 29, 2017 and visited 1735 times, 3 so far today

Over the holidays I thought it would be fun to tell some of the funny stories about my family. There is ‘Catching Socks’, ‘Night of the Homeless Man’, ‘Tale of the Drowning Toddler’ and a famous one about my Mum for which I have no title, as yet. However, I thought I would leave that for later because obviously, it […]

Welcome to my GORGEOUS Life! On humorous giveaways and being embarrassed by your kids.

Posted May 20, 2017 and visited 2467 times, 4 so far today

Jeez, well, this week’s been interesting. Welcome to what the lovely Dame Edna Everage would call, ‘my gorgeous life’ in all it’s technicolour glory! (Phnark.) So, this week McMini had pukka actual gastroenteritis. He started feeling ill, was sick a lot, and then he was sick a bit more and then, just for a change he was sick […]