Life – Funny Stuff

Life, Love and Dirty Dishes is mainly about parenting.  Living life with small people and the situations we find ourselves in.  Life refers to the funny stuff.  If becoming a parent has taught me anything, it’s enjoying simple pleasures and having a sense of humour about things.  How else would we survive the poonamis and the tantrums?  If you’ve stumbled into this category I hope these posts make you laugh and brighten your day a little.

The Christmas Lists Debate

When it comes to Christmas we all do it a bit differently. Some of us have Yorkshires with our Christmas dinner. There are some that leave Father Christmas a G&T. Some of us watch the Queen’s speech. And some of us write Christmas lists. It wasn’t until I somehow stumbled into an AIBU forum on […] Read more…

Is My Cat Normal?

Charlie has been in our lives for 18 months now. And we couldn’t imagine him not being part of our family. So much so that on our recent holiday to Australia, both the boys shed tears because they missed the cat! Until Charlie I have never owned a cat, and before he became part of […] Read more…

Short Girl Problems

I am what some may refer to as vertically challenged. A short arse. In fact I am shorter than your average short person. It is rare for me to be taller than any other adults. There have been a few. Mainly little old ladies. In fact at 4-foot-10-and-a-half inches (that half is very important) I […] Read more…

Stick Man Parody – Mummy

One of my talents is being able to recite several Julia Donaldson books with my eyes closed. A Squash & A Squeeze, Stick Man and The Gruffalo should be a skill on my CV! Both the boys have been through an obsession with her stories. When it was Big’s phase I wrote a parody of […] Read more…

The Parenting Witching Hour

We’ve all heard of the bedtime witching hour. When kids turn slightly ferrel and parents are counting down until the moment they can collapse on the sofa and ignore one another in marital bliss. But did you know parenting involves a lot more witching hours than just the bedtime one… The Early Morning Witching Hour […] Read more…

Female Influencers who inspire me

The Female Influencers Who Inspire me

Can I start by saying I do hate the term ‘influencers’. I guess because we like to think we know our own minds and are not influenced by anyone. But the truth is we are. So on International Women’s day I thought I would share my favourite female influncers who are doing amazing things with […] Read more…

Life After Luther

Unless you’ve been under a rock you will have heard about Luther by now. The BBC (also on Netflix) drama starring Idris Elba as Police Detective John Luther in the Serious & Serials division. Basically he catches all the psychos. If you have been under a rock, may I suggest you stay under it because […] Read more…

9 Post-Christmas Problems

The presents have been opened, the turkey has been eaten, the crackers have been pulled, and the Baileys has been downed by the mug full. Another Christmas has been and gone. Hopefully you got some nice gifts, you probably added an inch or two to your waist line. But for now the chaos and fun […] Read more…

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