I’ve had this post whirling around in my head for a while, but haven’t had the heart to write it until now. That’s because it’s about death. Whoop! Yes I know. I’m all about the LOLs. Of course, it’s an upsetting subject – and a taboo one. No-one loves thinking about death do they? But … Continue reading Birth, Death and the Little Bit Inbetween
We almost didn't make it to the Little Street opening* last Thursday. Our front door fell off. Yes, that's right - totally and completely off the hinges (or at least it was once I'd asked a kindly gas man on our street to help - he tried to push it back into the frame and the … Continue reading Little Street: The Stuff of Toddler Dreams
It's an oft trotted out phrase isn't it? "Oh my God! I'm MY MOTHER". Not usually something that's said in a positive light. Usually refers to when one starts tutting over swearing youths or asking exactly when people want to eat so you can plan when to start dinner. In honour of Mothers' Day, I'm … Continue reading I’m turning into my mother! (and that’s OK with me).
As the question mark in the post title suggests, this is not an advice article. It is a genuine question. I've been back at work part-time now for almost three months and am finding the plate spinning harder and harder. My patience is at an all time low. I'm in a constant state of stress; … Continue reading What to do when you reach your limit?
It's coming up to a year since my very first blog post and got me thinking about the things I've learned in the last 10 months or so. When I set up the blog, I guess I just needed an outlet. I hadn't thought about where it would go and it's been fun to just … Continue reading Confessions of a Terrible Blogger
Yesterday, I took my two to a playground to meet a friend and her two, followed by lunch in a lovely little cafe. Then I got a text from one of my besties inviting us round for a play and dinner for the kids. Sounds pretty damn great in principal doesn't it? Well. Here's the reality. Arrive at … Continue reading Day Off? Give me a break.
When you sit down to watch a film, you spend 85% of the time trying to figure out where you've seen that actor before. Or heard their voice (Sarah and Duck is far too menacing a watch for me now after BBC's second series of The Missing). You also spend a good chunk of time musing out … Continue reading The 7 Signs of Ageing You Should Watch Out For.
It's been a month since I posted here. I've mentally written about 18 blog posts in my head, but they have not made it to paper/screen and thus fly directly out of my head. This is partly due to the fact that I'm back at work after 3 years of being a full time parent. … Continue reading A New Year… And A Whole New Ball Game
A couple of years ago, my husband and I bought the Insanity DVDs, because we had been sucked in by those infomercials you get when up feeding a baby before proper telly starts. All these buff, radically transformed people were preaching about how it's changed their bodies/lives FOREVER, while we sat watching in our milk-stained dressing … Continue reading On the Brink of Insanity
"I did the last one" "You had a lie in last Saturday!" "Because I'm always cooking the bloody food." Just three examples there of the negotiating tactics employed by me and my husband on a regular basis (mostly weekends and holidays). Negotiation has become a key element of our relationship now that we have two small children. … Continue reading The Art of Parental Negotiation