So I have to once again apologise for not responding to comments and emails of late. In an attempt to wipe the slate clean and start from scratch now that I appear to be feeling better (2.5 days, no sickness...woo hoo!). Here are some answers to some of things that have come through on email and in the comments in the last wee while.
You can read the full story behind the name here. I use this blog as a scrapbook to keep track of our family life, and I wanted a name that captured the sheer absurdity of the things that happen around here. Coming downstairs to find slugs crawling up the refrigerator and hanging out on the take-out menus seemed like it faithfully encapsulated the general chaos that we exist in.
Can you recommend places to visit in Scotland?
What kind of camera do you use?
Why haven't you responded to my comment/email?
Can I use your pictures/link to your site?
Why don't you post activities for children like you used to?
Sigh. It was summer. It was 1996. It was Camp Courageous of Iowa. I was 17 and a volunteer. He was 18 and the single most hyperactive human being I had ever met (he drank a lot of Pepsi in those days). His South African good looks and charm bowled me over and as I walked up to meet him I thought, "I am going to marry that man". 5 years later, I did.
Do you accept advertising or do reviews?
I know this is a debate that has suddenly caught fire in UK blogging circles. However, I feel that as we have a strong ethos of do it yourself/simple/green living in our household, it does not feel right to accept advertising or review products as a matter of course at this time. There are some lovely blogs out there that do reviews, many of which are here on my links page (please note I am in the process of updating all of my links, so check back soon and there will be more good reads).
And just in case anyone asks, why is your son in a laundry basket in the picture above?
I honestly don't know. I am no longer allowed to put laundry in my laundry baskets as Ellis "needs" them. I now use those big blue ikea bags.