Life

Me and my husband at Lake Pukaki New Zealand South Island
Love Is…

I have a clear memory from when I was growing up of a book that my mother owned called Confucius Says. It was my introduction to the philosopher, and among…

Flower in garden
Making Progress

I’m acutely aware that I haven’t been as obviously present on the blog as I would have liked to have been recently. I have been fairly active on social media…

Yellow labrador retriever running across a park with a ball
For The Love of Pets

Family means everything to me, from my husband and sons, my parents and sisters, my wider family, my chosen family of friends and, in my case, our fur and feathered…

Me, my mother and my two sisters
Your Post

This is for you. The woman who made a choice in her early twenties that no longer fits, but you feel that you can’t change it without attracting criticism for…

Me and my husband on our wedding day
The Reality Of Marriage

I’ll put this out there, I like Valentine’s Day. I’m not sure that I love it, there are some reasons to be saddened after all. A close family member who,…

Me at my office desk when I worked in Human Resources
Learning Styles

In years gone by, before I became a mother and chose to stay at home with my children, I was a Human Resources professional. In fact I still dabble in…

Guinea pig money box
Pocket Money

Chief was six last year and it felt like we entered a new gear of parenthood. Gone were the majority of the chunky plastic role play toys and ride on…

Utility room with tumble dryer
“It will wash.”

“It will wash.” That must be the most common phrase that have I used since becoming a parent. Sick all over my jumper, “it will wash” I’ll say. Chocolate squashed…

Frit on a bus window
Frit

Our children love learning, and my husband and I love to watch and learn with them. Looking at the world through their eyes: the wonder of an aeroplane, the delight of…

My hair donation in a plait
Hair Donation

The Little Princess Trust provide real hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland who have lost their hair as a result of illness…

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