In Which I Get Beaten Up.

In Which I Get Beaten Up.

I was having a little moan last week. I know, hard to believe isn’t it? But before you judge, this particular moan was more than justified….. World Book Day. World Book Day = every non-crafty mum’s, worst nightmare. Last year, I think we escaped the...
Photo of the Week 9 / Surprises

Photo of the Week 9 / Surprises

“I try not to label a child. Ever.” A teacher friend told me this week. I wholeheartedly agreed with her, of course. But since then, I’ve realised that ‘labelling’ is a habit that I fall into unintentionally. And I don’t think that...
Friday Favourites – February 2015

Friday Favourites – February 2015

It’s the last Friday of the month again. How did that happen? Don’t go February, we haven’t even had any snow yet! I suspect I may be the only person in the land to not be wishing February away. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of Friday...
A Whole New World

A Whole New World

I’ll be honest, the prospect of 8 days with two teenage daughters and no wifi, terrified me. Just a little bit. My friends assured me that it would be a good thing for us all….. “More time to bond” they said. ‘More time to...
In Defence of Over-sharing

In Defence of Over-sharing

Over-sharing is one of those words. A buzz word that seems to be doing the rounds at the moment. In a few years time, I imagine it will have its very own spot in the Oxford English Dictionary, nestled nicely in between ‘selfie’ and ‘lol’ (my...
Photo of the Week / Snow Angels

Photo of the Week / Snow Angels

Yes we are in the Alps again and yes, I’m sure you are all completely over the skiing spam I’m sharing on social media right now, but can you just allow me one more? This picture says two things to me: 1. Holidays mean complete abandonment. 2. Even...
The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

Ten years ago, this is what life looked like for me – 3 children under the age of 5. It was a busy time, there’s no doubt about that, but I was in control (sort of) and my children looked to me for direction. I was their main influencer and I liked it that...
The Truth About….

The Truth About….

Homework. I’ve always had a sketchy relationship with homework. As a child I was a firm advocate of the last-minute-finish-it-on-the-bus school of thought. You won’t be surprised to discover that as a parent I feel somewhat differently…. Being a...
Ferry vs Plane

Ferry vs Plane

With young children, our default choice with regard to holidays, had always been comfort. Having been fortunate enough to go on a few all-inclusive holidays, we had been well and truly spoiled! But with the children getting older, two years ago we decided to be a...