Well yes, I'm nearly 35, but that's not the point. When I was a kid I thought my mum was the font of all knowledge, the woman who knew everything and the one person who had all the answers. I dreamed of being like her when I grew up; a working mum who made it… Continue reading Am I old enough to be a mum?
Have you ever had a moment where you praise a child for doing the simplest thing and their beaming smile shines back at you? We never seem to do this for ourselves. Proud. It's not an ego thing it's a confidence booster. You don't have to be an expert at something to class it as… Continue reading The smallest of achievements
I write a post each year about how much I love autumn. But this year I think I'm going to miss summer. It's my garden's fault. The summer months have been amazing. Thank goodness we have a garden to enjoy it in. But not only that, I have learnt how to appreciate nature again. My… Continue reading September….
I'm sat here on the sofa, watching my toddler dance around to the music of Ben and Holly, refusing to to eat her dinner and wondering what time my car is going to be dropped off after having the brakes sorted out. Today has been one of those days that I wish my wellies didn't… Continue reading Feeling like Jumping in puddles!
I hate using the word "haters", but across social media over the last few days this word has really stuck out. Mumsnet. The joy of mumsnet. I'm sure there has been a lot of positive stories and things come out of mumsnet but you have to ask the question why is it when something negative… Continue reading The haters!
Is it me or is there not a glossy magazine that is marketed for my age group. I just stood in my local supermarket thinking I would treat myself to a magazine. I stood there for quite some time dismissing every magazine I picked up. In the past I have loved reading Glamour magazine but… Continue reading What’s with today’s glossy magazines?
I remember saying to my parents as a teenager... I'm bored. Scroll on nearly 20 years and thanks to the digital age I doubt I will never hear my daughter say that. Everything is easy to access these days. 24/7 information at a tap of a finger. The phrase "Don't worry I will google it"… Continue reading Time will tell
I grew up swimming, to be fair my nan was a swimming teacher so I didn't really have a choice! Today was a huge day. We did it, we went swimming! Normally that wouldn't be a huge deal as swimming is a pretty normal activity but since my accident I've been dreading it. Lifting a… Continue reading We did it!
And doing to anyway. Next week I plan to take Ruby swimming. To 99% of people that is a pretty normal thing to do, but for me it fills me with dread. As a kid I loved swimming. My nan was the local swimming teacher so I was often thrown in at the deep end… Continue reading Fighting the fear
Yesterday I was ready to jack all this in. Writing that is! Wailing to the tune of not enough time to do it all. Then today thanks to rain, and a two hour delay on the a14 resulting in me turning around for a work from home day I had a good think. Plus my… Continue reading Had a wobble