HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE RILEYS!!! We hope you had the most magical of times. We did. We had one of the loveliest Christmas's I think we've ever had. It was full to the brim with smiles, laughter, family, some questionable knock off Amaretto and lot's and lot's of love. Before you all start being … Continue reading Pox, Plague and Purple Legs
Well, in the immortal words of Ozzy and Kelly Osborne - we're going through changes. Mainly the new giant chuff-off hole in the middle of our hallway: Giant chuff-off hole. So, you know, that's fun. Especially when you have a toddler who thinks he's in the SAS. Ant Middleton could learn a thing or two … Continue reading Child In Need – no indeed.
Holy moly I've been slacking on the updates recently! I was convinced that my last post was in May... turns out it was in February and that is not the same as May... So, strap yourselves in for a catch up of epic proportions! Firstly, WE GOT ON A PLANE AND WENT ON HOLIDAY. For … Continue reading Teenage kicks and Positive Pants
Hello, and 'Happy New Year'! (I'm aware that I'm about 37 days late with that one, but the sentiment is there) Since our last update, a fair bit has happened. Mainly, to our house... and to the retinas of our neighbours as they have had 3 months worth of pyjama clad cooking in the garage … Continue reading 60 degrees too far.
It's been a very VERY long time since our last update, and for that I (as head writer of this here site) must humbly apologise. The reason for this has been two fold: Life has been absolutely CHUFFING MENTAL of late In all honesty, I've really been struggling recently It all started towards the end … Continue reading The sun always rises in the morning.
Just when you thought 2020 couldn't get any worse, BOOM! Lockdown 2.0, and Sean Connery taken from us (RIP Sir Sean). What a bloody crackers year this has become. Since our last update, we've had a fair few developments in old Family Riley. The first being that T has now started his new Secondary School! … Continue reading Ding Ding! Round 2020
Strap yourselves in Ladies and Gents, this is gonna be a long one! Over 2 months since our last update. I didn't actually realise that much time had passed... but 'time' seems to have taken on new meaning since Covid hit. One minute I'm in lockdown eating Easter eggs, then I blinked, and now its … Continue reading The start of a new road… not to Debenhams.
We sacked off home schooling today. Sorry to T’s teachers who will read this 😬 The day started well. Bit of Maths Factor (thank you Carol Vorderman you absolute Goddess and maths legend) and T completed a new topic. But, he then stood up and had a nasty fall in his room... which resulted in … Continue reading Carol Vorderman is my hero, but a fall can derail your day.
It's been a bit of an up and down few weeks in the old Life of Rileys. This week has seen a few dark days. This happens occasionally, when it feels like everything just gets a little bit much. People often comment to myself and J that we deal with things exceptionally well. Truth is, … Continue reading Walking a new road under a cloud.
Happy September 25th! Today is International Ataxia Awareness Day - aka the PERFECT day for a new blog post! As you will remember, if you read my previous blog post, I - the Walrus - was waiting for the impending (LATE) arrival of Baby Riley. And, if you follow our social media pages on Facebook … Continue reading Disordered Not Drunk