Tat’s Entertainment? Let’s Rediscover Play

Yesterday, in glorious sunshine, we took the kids to Cardiff Bay to see the Extreme Sailing and various attractions. And, next to the carousel, we…

Linda Hobbis & The Potato of Doom

Behold the marvel that is my culinary expertise. Hmm. We are in the middle of the famous fussy eating phase, particularly with Ieuan who, if…

Celebrity Big Brother – Never Mind Rinsing, Go For The Spin Girls!

Now I always feel like I’ve let myself down a bit by admitting this, but I love to watch Big Brother and am currently glued…

Saturday Night’s Alright For Skyping

What DO couples with children do on Saturday nights these days?  Do they abandon themselves to the dubious excitement of Saturday night television? In the…

Somebody Tell Me Please – How Safe IS My Friday Wine?

It’s that day of the week when most of us look forward to a relaxing glass of wine or something stronger post 5 pm. Personally,…

The Joy of Entering Competitions or “Comping”

OK. A confession.  I love to enter competitions or comping as we call it here in the UK. If you ask the Husband about my hobby,…

The Loneliness of the Cardiff Plane-Spotter

I love aeroplanes.  And airports.  I love the hustle and bustle. The excitement of all that meeting and greeting.   The atmosphere of expectation; almost…

A Dedicated Follower of Glossy Magazines?

Now I love to read glossy magazines. From the tender age of 10 onwards I have devoured august publications such as Diana and Jackie, then…

Let’s Keep It (School) Uniform

Do you think it’s important to wear school uniform? Having just spent an arm and a leg on two sets of school uniform and school…

Coping With First Playdate Nerves

Honestly, I swear the prospect of entertaining someone else’s child in your own home is as nerve-racking as any first date.  Yes, I have first…

My First Post – why Mother Distracted?

Welcome to Mother Distracted, a family lifestyle blog in Wales.  In case you are wondering what led me to start blogging,  I’ve summarised my reasons below. …