Well, knock me down with an umbrella; it’s only gone and actually rained. And rained. Oh, and then rained a little bit more! Alongside my feelings of grief, over the missing rays, the warmth of the sun on my skin, and the fact that the Toot Toot cars have come back indoors, I can’t help … More A life more ordinary
When Kylie, editor at Green & Growing blog, contacted me to write a guest post, I absolutely jumped at the chance. Caring about the world is something my family take very seriously and I find it a huge responsibility knowing that it’s part of my role to encourage green behaviour in Sam. Kylie, very helpfully, … More Instilling green values in our children: A guest post by Green & Growing
My little boy became a little less little this month, and his mama became just a little less required; pre-school has begun. Wow! It’s been in the diary for a while now, the dates confirmed, the settling in days agreed and the milestone fast approaching, and then arriving. It was, ergo, with a little hand … More He’s a little less little these days!
A plague is upon our house. Put a black cross above the door, board up the windows and turn away all callers; the humble cough has entered. It arrived with my husband. It briefly visited our son. And then it struck me down. On Christmas day. There’s only the dog who’s remained free from the … More In sickness and in health
It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas! I currently have a toddler who can be bribed to eat broccoli, by the promise of a mince pie, a husband counting down the days until he’s feasibly allowed to eat brandy butter, we’ve hosted 13 adults, three under threes and two dogs, for a full sit … More “First we eat, then we do everything else” M.F.K Fisher
I was recently involved in a lovely series, organised by The Baby & The Boardroom, in which various mums were asked to write about a day in their life. As well as a bit of fun #ThisMum has also offered a real insight in to the lives of other mums and showcased a whole range … More #ThisMum
I’ve a little bit of an issue with Christmas this year, I must confess, which is most unlike me, as I’m usually a very big fan. I’m a veritable Mrs. Claus, in fact, that’s who I want to be when I grow up, and I’m thinking I’d do a pretty good job of it. I … More A bit of giving back, me thinks
“I’m the fun extractor, twisted fun extractor hey hey hey You’re the two year old, my cheeky two year old hey hey hey” Hi there, my name is mummy and I can, pretty much, take all the fun out of every situation. I have therefore decided that, henceforth, I shall be referred to as ‘The … More Make the whoopee mummy
I think Dante was about right; the path to paradise really does begin in hell, or at least the path to achieving a fully aligned, in date order photo book definitely starts in purgatory. Now I’m not entirely sure what’s wrong with me when it comes to these, somewhat testing, books. I like to think … More Ergo this book shall be!
My home is akin to a war zone. It is completely and utterly covered, from top to bottom, in debris from whatever nuclear fallout exploded above us. Everywhere I look is covered with mayhem, the fragments of a former life peeking through patiently, waiting to be rediscovered and restored to former glory. Well that ain’t … More Zero Dark Thirty-Something