The Land Rover Owners Ex Wife

……becoming me again


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Christmas day in Mudville

The Lego Cargo train built by Little Mudlet

The Lego Cargo train built by Little Mudlet

It was 7.10 Christmas morning when we all trundled downstairs to see what Santa had left under the tree. All things considered, we got off lightly and even then it was Mud getting up which started the day and not Little Mudlet which, considering the state of hyper excitement she has been in this last week, was the first surprise of the day. Continue reading


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Under development: the Lego house stage 2

For a free form build, this house is looking pretty special

For a free form build, this house is looking pretty special

With the pavement outside his Lego house now looking more realistic, Mud soon turned his attention back to the problem of how to build the upper levels without having to buy yet more yellow bricks from the Pick a Brick, Lego site – well, at least until after Christmas. The Mudlets’ were determined not to sacrifice their own creations for the cause, not that many yellow bricks had been used in their models in reality and so, one lunchtime last week, Mud found himself hunting through all the Lego drawers for any errant bricks … in fact he found himself trawling through all the toy drawers, for little pockets of bricks (off which there were plenty), that had been secreted away and forgotten about by the Mudlets.

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A ski lift, some ponies and an Eddie the Eagle mini figure

Meccano MultisetWith the a huge push to finish Ciggys body work in full flow and the need to utilise every available dry warm day to strip and paint the remaining ‘weather sensitive’ sections, we haven’t been able to take the Mudlets anywhere so far this summer and this sits heavy with Mud. He likes to try and take them to interesting places, to pack a picnic and let them spend their pocket money savings in a gift shop somewhere. Creating the sort of memories that last a lifetime and so it should have come as no surprise to me, when he and Little Mudlet returned from a parts run to A&P, calling in at Toys R Us on the way past. Continue reading