A Love Story

  When I was 14 years old my bedroom wall was adorned with a huge black and white collage.  Posters of River Phoenix, Jon Bon Jovi, Brad Pitt and Keanu Reeves.  And of course the obligatory black and white photo of a man holding a baby from Athena.     I have so many photos […] Read more…

The Best Subscription Boxes Gift Guide

I love subscription boxes.  It’s a little treat each month delivered right to your door.  They make fantastic gifts and there are so many choices available so you can find something for even the really difficult to buy for. This is my rundown of just a few to try.  First up are my own personal […] Read more…

Part & Parcel of Being a Woman

  It’s a very scary time for young men. President Trump 2018   Really President Trump. Really?   That statement makes me angry.  Really angry.   Because all my life it’s been a dangerous time to be a young woman.       But it is only with the emergence of the #metoo campaign that […] Read more…

Definitions of Donald Trump

There are things I find in life incomprehensible.  Serious things like child abuse, and rape.  Not so serious things like the Star Wars phenomenon and the fact that at some point This Is us is going to have to end.  But I genuinely cannot get my head around the fact that a mentally unstable person […] Read more…

long haul flight with kids

6 Stages of booking a long haul flight with kids

I love that saying about cousins, “Cousins are those childhood playmates who grow up to be forever friends”  It perfectly sums up my relationship with my cousin Katie.  She was bridesmaid at my wedding and now I get to be bridesmaid for her.  Her wedding also happens to be in Australia, so I get to […] Read more…

Do you always have a right to an opinion?

I love the internet.  I love the convenience it brings to my life.  The ease with which I can keep in contact with family and friends.  Not to mention the fact that I never have to leave my house to do the ‘big food shop’.  It’s so easy to share things.  But I can’t help […] Read more…

children being denied antibiotics?

Are children being denied antibiotics

Antibiotics have been oversubscribed for years and we are facing a situation where people could become immune to their effects.  Therefore something had to change.  And I have noticed a change.  At my doctors surgery it is incredibly rare to be prescribed antibiotics.  Everything is ‘viral’.  Whilst I don’t disagree that there needs to be […] Read more…

Red Letter Days Experiences for the feint hearted

I don’t know about you, but I always associate Red Letter Days experiences with high adrenaline filled activities such as wing walking and bungee jumping.  My first thought are always something high and terrifying!  But actually Red Letter Days have plenty more sedate activities, if like me you are that way inclined. Red Letter Days […] Read more…

39 Years Life Experience: 40 Wishes

As my 40th birthday gets ever closer I thought I would write 40 wishes. Now of course I want world peace, an end to world hunger and poverty. My family to be happy and healthy and for Donald Trump to be abducted by aliens (and never returned).  All that is a given.  This however is […] Read more…

Love is Giving and Forgiving

When I was growing up we had a mirror in our bathroom. It said… Love is giving and forgiving It was from the 1970’s Kim Casali Love is… comic.  I would see it every day for years and it always made me smile.  I wish my parents had kept it because I would love to […] Read more…

10 SEO Tips For your blog

When I first started blogging, I had no idea what SEO meant.  But I quickly learnt the it was important for traffic and domain authority.  I read lots about the subjects and picked up lots of SEO tips for ensuring I could get the best from my posts.  Today my biggest referrer always comes from […] Read more…

RoboVac 11 Review – Your New Best Friend

I don’t write a huge amount of reviews on this blog.  But now and again I get offered something to review that I just can’t say no to. And let’s face it who is going to say no to a vacuum cleaner that does the job for you?  In the thirty seconds it took me […] Read more…

The Six Stages of Shopping for School Shoes

If there is one thing that gives me a deep sinking feeling in my stomach more than trying to plan activities to keep the kids entertained for six weeks, it’s shopping for school shoes. It normally involves a lot of waiting, some tears, and parting with an extortionate amount of cash. Of course too late […] Read more…

Thing’s I’ve Loved – September

Welcome to a new monthly series about the things I have bought or seen over the month that I love.  Now some would say I shouldn’t be doing these kind of posts because it’s not exactly my niche.  I used to write a monthly Five under £5 series, but it only had one reader (Hi […] Read more…

The Last First Day of School

I’ve been here once before.  Only this time it feels different.  There’s a hint of familiarity.  A sense of nostalgia maybe.  But when I think back to the first time I stepped over this threshold holding your big brother’s hand, you were just a baby in my arms.  And now look at you.  The all […] Read more…

awards ceremony

BiB Award – Why you have every chance of winning

Last September I had a pretty memorable night. I, the worlds smallest woman, met the worlds tallest man*. Fell over in a puddle. Then got lost in a maze of corridors whilst looking for my hotel room and being really desperate for a wee.  And I won the BritMums Readers Choice BiB Award.   *Not […] Read more…

Fortnite is not suitable for Primary School Kids

I try very hard to understand that we all have different parenting techniques.  There isn’t a one size fits all approach, for either parents or the children they are parenting.  I hate the mum wars and the debates about breast verses bottle, stay at home verses working, and so on.  We are all doing the […] Read more…

39 Years Life Experience: Welcome to The Club

The husband turned 40 in May and I was given a glimpse as to what 40 looks like.  It involves lots of birthday cards about being old, and lots of people saying welcome to the club and guffawing.   I’ve been accepted to a few clubs in my lifetime.  My best friend and I started The […] Read more…

How to Take Care of a Baby

With Illustrations by Babyhood     The best* advice on the internet. *maybe   This guest series normally features words by other bloggers.  Words to cut through the barrage of advice being thrown at you and make you laugh, or tell you it doesn’t matter how you are doing it, because in truth there is […] Read more…

Real advice for new mums

Hey there new Mummy, Congratulations on the arrival of your precious bundle. How are you?  Sore?  In awe of the tiny human you have created?  That never goes away.  the awe, not the sore.  Eight years in and it still takes my breath away that I created that walking, talking, flossing, person.   I know that […] Read more…

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