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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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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Mum Flu: A special kind of hell

Mum Flu is like Man Flu but without the sympathy. And unlike its parental twin there is no bed rest with this chuffing bastard. Nor are there endless hours of watching box sets and sipping chicken soup. Welcome to a new kind of hell, fellow mummies, because despite temperatures of 103 you are still expected to pick up hot-pink plastic crap…

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How to bake the perfect birthday cake (AKA a recipe for trouble.)

Take a close look at this cherub. See how her eyes sparkle with excitement. Now cast a glance downwards at the rich, chocolaty birthday brownie that her mummy has so lovingly created for her… Errr. NOPE. This particular baking product is courtesy of Signore Pizza Express, located somewhere between Big Mummy Fail Palazzo and Major Fuck-up Strada. With our family birthday…

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Country Loving

In 2013 we swapped a buzzing Bristol suburbia for the Wiltshire countryside. In hindsight, no one should commit to such a momentous, life-changing decision with two kids under three. Extreme sleep deprivation can do funny things, everyone knows that – yet me and the iCandy were yearning to pound anything other than cracked pavements (no pun intended) and the longer we stayed put, the more…

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