October 2014 archive

Remember Who You Are

    As children we don’t really question who we are, where we’re going and what we are doing – why would we? We’re too busy having fun. We develop dreams that are really more like expectations; we expect that things will turn out well,that our dreams will come true: We expect that we will have […] Read more…

5 Ideas for Happy Family Weekends

    We’ve recently had a couple of wash-out family weekends in a row – our youngest got that winter sickness bug only to get hit with a chesty cough and temperature the following week. Coupled with my husband working some bizarre hours at home and away with our business and it’s all added up to […] Read more…

Why I’m Terrible at Arguing

  I’m really terrible at arguing. I know there are people out there who thrive on confrontation, enjoy fiery relationships and love nothing more than driving their point home with conviction. I am not one of those people; please don’t misunderstand, I’m no doormat as my husband will attest. I really do love to have […] Read more…

San Francisco to L.A Family Road Trip!

In 2012, after a few years ‘living in good old sin’ we decided to get married. This was obviously super exciting as I love a ‘do’ and I got to wear a pretty dress – that bit did prove a bit trickier when I ended up being 3 months pregnant on the day and said […] Read more…

My top 5 easy health tips

    If you currently feel amazing, worship your body like a temple and look like a Goddess (or God!), eat your 5 (or 10) a day, have 8 hours uninterrupted sleep every night and love every minute then this post probably isn’t for you! Please do keep reading though as I still love talking […] Read more…

Healthy

  I have a confession to make…I’ve been a pretty shocking vegetarian over the years. That’s not to say I’ve been a bad vegetarian (as in running around eating lots of meat) but rather just not eating very well. Being healthy just wasn’t a priority. There were the teenage years: As long as I was […] Read more…

The bizarre and trivial things my family argue about.

After a recent bickerfest with my eldest about whether my colouring in was consistent enough (it was) followed by a mini meltdown between children over whose turn it was to hold the cuddly polar bear it got me thinking that: A. I could quite easily go crazy and B. my family really knows how to argue […] Read more…

Babyloss Awareness Week 2014

I am of course very supportive of and grateful for initiatives, such as Babyloss Awareness Week 2014. I want people to talk about the causes of Stillbirth (along with other pre and ante natal causes of babyloss). However, it is also obviously something I desperately wish I had no affinity with whatsoever. During my first […] Read more…

What actually makes me happy?

  I’ve recently had cause to reflect on the rather fleeting nature of life. It does appear that with the arrival of children, careers and the general hecticness of adult life, time seems to fly by at an ever increasing speed. It’s made me wonder if I’m doing enough to live each day to the […] Read more…

Octoberfest!

Not to be confused with Munich’s Oktobefest which will see 6 million people drink an eye-watering amount of beer for 16 days. No, this is my little personal Octoberfest where I try to sort through the important from the insignificant, prioritise some of my own goals at the same time as being a good mum […] Read more…