5 Chicken Pox Survival Tips

Oh joy. It’s that time of year again when the mere hint of a spot is enough to send a shudder down my spine. This is not Fake News. I repeat, this is NOT Fake News. Even so, by the time you’ve played ‘snap’ for six hours straight with two tetchy, cooped-up children you’ll be wishing it was. Little ones in Reception Class?…

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Thank you!

1000 Twitter followers it says. 1000!!! I know that figure’s missing a few naughts compared to other blogs but still, i’m chuffed to bits. Not bad for a fledging blog about sleep-deprived ramblings. Thanks to all who have sent me comments and supported me. Bahhh… This is starting to sound like some soppy Gwynnie speech. I’m just overwhelmed by all you lovely people out…

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Sharing Your Favourite Childhood Books With Your Children

Emily discovered Roald Dahl last year (cue air punch!) We’re both hooked. What a reawakening for me and what a revelation for her. I think I’ve been secretly waiting for this moment ever since she was born… We started with The Magic Finger, then The BFG, and now we’ve hit the crème de la crème egg – Charlie and the Chocolate…

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Couldn’t resist…

Because I did it!!! (sort of) I baked an ACTUAL CAKE. And it doesn’t look shit. Happy days. Anyone who reads this blog will know how much I dread baking birthday cakes. I even dedicated an entire blog to it a few weeks ago. See here. But THIS year I faced the fear and embarked on my Moana masterpiece (thanks to…

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Smuggy McSmugface

Ooooh look what greeted me at breakfast this morning! I’m not smug though, not really. To me those roses are a symbol of something else. Relief. No, no, not that my husband still loves me…(although he bloody better after clearing up his offspring’s vomit at 2am on Monday morning).

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New sofa confidence

There are moments in life that inspire such an over-abundance of pure, unadulterated happiness that it succeeds in blocking out the whiniest whinge of all toddler whinges. One such event took place last Saturday. It was (drum roll please…) THE PURCHASE OF A NEW SOFA. Well the purchasing part was actually pretty fecking awful as we had two small children in tow,…

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