Things have been pretty busy in the Kewl house of late. Today I have found time to relax a little and actually sit infront of the computer, as opposed to standing over it, head facing the screen and body turned toward the multitude of other things that have been demanding my attention.
I've finally found the time, but it seems I've also lost the brain power!
So, as five is a pretty special number in our family, please accept a five point catch up and my apoligies for not being more entertaining or profound or, well, interesting!

We are now officially home schoolers, as Miss F and Miss J's home schooling applications were approved this week.

Yesterday morning I did a radio interview for One Second, the safe driving campaign inspired by losing Daddy Kewl to a drink driver. You can listen to the interview here.

The people at our local newspaper received Miss V's email and have agreed to publish her newspaper! It will be a double sided, A4 page insert and if it is popular, they will continue to publish it for her!

I have been hiding out at Always Kewl, an invite only blog where I use real names and say all the grief stuff that otherwise bubbles away below the surface. I miss Daddy Kewl a lot at this time of year, and it's nice to have somewhere to talk to (and swear at) him.
I've also decided I am comfortable sharing the less "together" moments, and that it's actually quite helpful, so please comment here or email if you'd like an invitation.

Last Sunday the 22nd of November, Miss J and Miss F turned five!!!
I told them that they are not allowed to get older any more. Next year they will just turn 5 again. Or maybe go back to 4.
Miss F rolled her eyes at me and said,

"That's called denial, mum. And it 'aint a river in Egypt."

Yep. They are definitely going back to 4 next year.


katepickle said...

Yay for five... five is ace! You guys will love five!!!!

Am so excited for the future newspaper editor! that is just so stinking cool!!!

MissyBoo said...

I was catching up over at Always Kewl a couple of days ago :)

Sounds like it's been very busy over at your place! You do realise it's unlikely to get any better before Christmas, don't you? xxx

peskypixies said...

Happy 5 girls!!!!!!

I am chuffed the paper is going to print Miss V's newspaper!!!how cool is that??

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

How kewl Miss V is getting her newspaper printed and yay for the homeschool approval.
Each age we leave behind is sad but exciitng to embrace the next one too.
I am not I could get back into Always kewl when I last tried (sorry it's been a while)

jeanie said...

I don't know if I have been to Always Kewl (or indeed if you would want me).

I love the newspaper is working with Miss V on the paper!

Gemisht said...

Happy belated 5th birthday to your girls. Hope that they had a wonderful day.

How great that the newspaper will publish Miss V's newspaper. Hope it goes well.

shygirl said...

congratulations on turning 5, homeschooling (been there, done that), and getting your paper published (okay,I havn't done that). I would like to peek into Always Kewl, if you'll have me . . . I could use some advice.

it is what it is said...

I would love to have access to Always Kewl. This is the first time I've left a comment but I'm a long-time follower of your blog. I am truly impressed with the wonderful job you're doing raising your 3 amazing girls, creating awareness of the horrible consequences of drunk driving and your total inclusion and acceptance of individuals of all abilities. I have a teenage son with multiple challenges and my heart is warmed by those like you who genuinely look beyond the challenges and see the beautiful person within.

Melody said...

Five is better than four, except the 'growth spurt' stages of five. This I know. Five is an age where they say really funny things but also how they learn to get along better in the world. Well, that is our experience.

Alison said...

Kate - We are *starting* to love five, after a rather obnoxious beginning!
And yes, the newspaper is pretty darn kewl!

MissyBoo - I don't think it's likely to get any quieter around here... ever! lol

Peskypixies - very kewl indeed.

Trish - I think I am ready to embrace 5, now that they are a much nicer version of the previously birthday/attention obsessed children!
You have access to Always Kewl.. were you signed in? Otherwise I'll remove you and re-invite :-)

Jeanie - Of course I want you! Er... Blogger speaking, of course...

Gemisht - Thanks for the birthday wishes. A great day was had by all!

Shygirl - lovely to see you around again. If you send me your email address I can send you the AK invite :-)

it is what it is - Hi there! Thanks so much for de-lurking and leaving a comment, and for saying such kind things. If you want to send me your email I can send you the AK invite. (my email is

Melody - J and F seem to be in a constant growth spurt! lol I hope our five is something like yours :-)

rhubarbwhine said...

I love 5. I am very very well versed with 5. 5 is tres kewl :)

Debby said...

Alison, I knew the story. I'd read your words before, but to hear the story in your voice, well, I have to say that I think this was a very effective interview, and I hope that takes off big time.

I loved five. I thought it was the perfect age.

tiff(threeringcircus) said...

Am very late but happy birthday to you twinnies.

Can I have an invite?

Mistress B said...

lol! Your Kewl girls are too precious!!

Xmess seems to be such a mixed blessing for so many people who are missing loved ones. hugs.

Michelle said...

Wow your girls sound lovely! Have I read right? Are you solo parenting and homeschooling? I homeschool but lean hubby an aweful lot.