I’m incredibly excited to present to you, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, the latest adventure novelist to sail onto the literary scene: M.C.D. Etheridge. This talented author is already making waves and receiving rave reviews for his debut novel: Whitebeard, which tells the alternative, magical tale of the pirate who would become Father Christmas… … More Whitebeard: An interview with author M.C.D Etheridge
The Cuckoo Mama is one! Today! Happy Birthday to me! Wow! And what a twelve months it’s been! Goodness! It’s strange to think of turning one! In some ways it all still seems so incredibly new to me yet, in others, I can’t imagine not spending my nap times writing; tapping away on my trusty … More Let’s learn to sail this ship…
I like to think of myself as an amusing person, someone with a modicum of wit and a decent sense of humour which, sometimes, hovers on the precipice of highbrow. I’m fond of a laugh and of making others chuckle too. I was therefore in my absolute element when I recently read that, at around … More Beans beans are good for your heart…
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
The Cuckoo Mama is going to the ball! Or, more precisely, the UK Blog Awards 2018! From over 4000 entries I’ve been whittled down to the last eight, in the Baby & Parenting category, and to say I’m utterly shocked, overwhelmed and over the moon would be an understatement! Indeed, I may even have had … More We did it!
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
Rather humblingly, excitingly and incredibly proudly, The Cuckoo Mama has been nominated in the 2018 UK Blog Awards or #UKBA18 as the cool kids are calling it! Having only begun my blog in May, this year, I have been utterly overwhelmed with the response, support and relative success I’ve had. It’s been a cathartic, fun … More UK Blog Awards 2018: A vote for lil ole ME?
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!
This weekend we hit the road and headed off to a 50th birthday party. Yes, you read it correctly. 50th birthday party. Hmmm, how on earth did I get to the stage whereby I’m now celebrating half centuries of folks wot I know? I’m going to be quick to point out here that the 50 … More Crocodiles and chorizo
Said Samwise Gamgee (minus the DIY bit, that’s mine!). And wise was he! Which is why we’re almost there! Because we did it! Hurrah for us! However, note the “almost”. Yes, almost I say, not quite. Rather like those pesky rail engineering works; we’re going to overrun. There was talk about working through the night … More “It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish” (DIY part 2)