My Sunday Photo 10th March 2019

I was at a bit of a loss for a photo this week so I’ve decided to fall back on Ash, my kitten who is very nearly an adult now.

brown stripy cat lying on a stripy cushion on a brown settee

I’ve chosen this photo because of colours, it’s 50 shades of brown, well apart form his white paws. We bought the settees just a few weeks before getting Ash and I swear there was a little part of us that wanting him to match, hehe.

He’s not a fussy cat which is a shame because we all want to fuss him. Maybe when he grows up a bit he’ll enjoy a little more fuss. His older sister thinks nothing of jumping on your lap and is currently cuddled up on the Little Man, whereas Ash is hiding behind the curtain.

Ash loves to play outside, but he’s in and out every five minutes. We really need a cat flap but our doors are double security so we can’t have one. Last Summer Ash was too young to go out so we couldn’t have the patio doors open and we had to roast inside. Thankfully this year we’ll be able to have them open again and Ash can come and go as he pleases.

a collage of 9 photos of Ash
Collage of Ash, and Sabrina

My Sunday Photo 24th February 2019

The Think Tank Science Museum, Birmingham

As a special treat I took the kids to the Think Tank Science Museum and here are a few of my favourite photos.


The day didn’t start too good when the kids decided that they didn’t really want to go out. Star said she only wanted to go to Mc Donald’s and wouldn’t go anywhere else. This caused tears and tantrums, until we came to a compromise and agreed to go to the Sea Life Centre instead.

So, first we had an early lunch in Mc Donald’s and then set off into to town for the Sea Life Centre.

The Sea Life Centre was fully booked!


We went back to plan A and ended up at the Think Tank. Star had no idea that this was where we had meant. She hadn’t asked and we hadn’t explained. We’d just said ‘the Think Tank’ and assumed she knew what we meant. We have been before, but it was a long time ago. Sometimes we forget that she needs a little more explanation. Especially as she doesn’t ask.

Fun and Learning

The Think Tank is essentially a science museum so there is lots of learning to be done, but it’s also lots of fun.

Animation Studio

You can take a kid away from the screens, but…you can’t take a kid away from the screens. They were everywhere, information videos, quizzes, and a rather fascinating animation studio which they loved.

There was lots to see and do though, and they had great fun. We finished the visit in the outside area which was great, especially as it turned out to be a really nice day.

Outside Science

It was a bad start, which got worse when the Sea Life Centre was shut, but it turned out to be a really good day. Thankfully we didn’t give up at the first (or second) hurdle.

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My Sunday Photo – 23rd June 2018

The Laughing Kitten

a tabby kitten lying on the floor with what looks like a huge grin on his face.

Say Cheese!

I had to share this photo of my kitten, Ash. It looks like he’s laughing, or at least smiling for the camera.

He is spending more and more time downstairs with us now, he desperately wants to play with his big sister but she’s not interested in him at all. What a shame. Maybe when he gets bigger she’ll like him more. He doesn’t really help matters when he sneaks up behind her and jumps at her. You can see he’s loving it, he’s so playful. But Sabrina just dismisses him with a hiss like he’s an annoying little brother.

mmmm, I was 8 years old when my Mum presented me with an annoying little brother, perhaps I know how she feels!

At night we are keeping them separated which means that Ash is staying in our bedroom still. He has settled down a lot which means I’m getting more sleep again. I do keep waking up with him lying on the pillow next to me though. He’s so tiny I really don’t mind. I do worry about him snuggling up by my feet though as my condition means that I have uncontrollable jerks in my legs and I’m frightened I’ll kick him across the room, have you ever seen a kitten fly?

Thankfully, he’s keeping all his scratching to his scratching post which is good seeing as we have new sofas. I guess with hindsight it wasn’t a good idea taking on a new kitten the week after getting new sofas but we have been lucky so far. He is also litter trained which is good.

He’s such a lovely little boy, we all love him so much, I wish we could keep him as a kitten as he’s so cute. But, I am looking forward to seeing what he’s like when he’s grown up. He’s my little tiger.




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My Sunday Photo – 10th June 2018


a lizard on a rock, he has a v shape on his head and stripes on his trunk. He is surrounded by green leaves

Do you know my name?


This week I am sharing another photo from the Wildlife Conservation Park. This is one my husband took and I thought it was pretty good seeing as he took it through a glass window in a dimly lit place. When I asked him what type of lizard it was he had no idea.

He does look rather friendly though as he came right up to the glass to greet his visitors. If you have any idea what type of lizard he is I’d love to know.

I did try to remember what I was photographing and the following photo is one of mine. It’s a gorgeous little Tamarin Monkey. I could have  took him home he was so cute, although I’m not condoning monkeys as pets.

A very small and furry black Tamarin Monkey sitting on a rope in a wooden enclosure


You can read about our trip to the Wildlife Conservation Park here.

I think that’s enough wildlife for now, next week I’m hoping to bring you a photo or two of our new family member that we are picking up on Monday.




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My Sunday Photo – 13th May 2018



I don’t go to pick up the kids from school too often these days. Hubby drives to pick them up and as it’s too much hassle to get my wheelchair out of the car it seems pointless to go and then sit in the car waiting for them.

This week Hubby had a funeral to go to and I went to pick up the kids in my wheelchair. It was a nice day, not as hot as it had been but still warm. And the sun made an occasional appearance from behind the clouds. It was just good to be out in the fresh air, particularly as I had not been well. I still wasn’t well, but the journey actually made me feel better.

I took this photo while waiting for the girls outside their school. If we lived the opposite side of the school maybe this would be the walk home. I don’t even know where this path leads. I know that there are houses further along, but I’ve not been down here before and I probably won’t be going now.

The little man sat on the fence waiting for his sisters. He hasn’t moved over to the new school yet and his school is on the other side of the road.


It was nice to get out and go and pick up my kids, I do miss it. Perhaps I should persuade hubby to walk to school more often and I can wheel along with him. I think the kids actually enjoyed walking home too, we used to do it all the time before we had a car. It was funny though because both The Little Man and Star asked if we could walk home along the canal path forgetting that when we get to the end we have to go up two flights of steps.



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A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

Some people only write reviews when things go wrong with products, which is good because it lets people know that there could be potential problems. I’ve also seen negative feedback with say things like, I had to return this item because the colour did not suit me…is this useful?

I write reviews on most items I buy because I like to give genuine feedback. If I have a genuine problem with a product I will write my review in the appropriate place.

I write reviews on my blog too, but they are mostly positive. Why? Because I only write reviews for the things I’ve loved. If I don’t love them I let the person who sent me them know with details why and then let them decided if they would rather me write a negative review or not write one at all. It’s always the latter.

This is my blog, my place and I’ll let you know about the things I love. If you want to find out what other people have hated about the product then you will need to look elsewhere.

My reviews may all be positive, but they are still genuine.