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…

September – a month in review

 I can’t quite believe that I am looking back at September already, where did those weeks go?? Way back when, at the beginning of September I wrote a to-do list for the month, filled with some realistic but hopeful goals for my favourite month. So, how did I get on? Here is my month in review: […] Read more…

Does it have to be one of THOSE days?

  Does it have to be one of those days? Those days. The ones where everything goes wrong from the moment you open one reluctant eye. It’s an early start, earlier than is normal or just. You run out of your favourite breakfast, spill the juice, burn your hand on the kettle, empty the dishwasher (cursing […] Read more…

Top 5 things to do with conkers this Autumn

Like most families we’ve gone a bit conker crazy around here…it all started with a few collected randomly on the way home from school, arguments ensued as to who had the biggest, shiniest, all round best conker. So, we headed back to next day and now we have an entire bag full of beautiful conkers. […] Read more…

A thank you to my family

I want to say thank you to my family. My husband and I went to see my son today at the cemetery. Louis would have been 12 last Thursday; his headstone has obviously been there a long time, and as usual, we knew it would need cleaning up, flowers replacing etc. We also had the […] Read more…

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