parenting · Raising children · Summer holidays · Uncategorized

Pac-a-Macs, Picnics and Saving Ducks: a family day at Alton Towers

Since our impromptu visit to Alton Towers last year to take Little Monkey to Cbeebies’ Land, he’s done nothing but talk about it ever since.  Every day. “Mummy, can we talk?” “Yeah of course, about what?” “Cebeebies’ Land, Alton Towers.” And then he fully describes, in the finest detail, what we did, where we went… Continue reading Pac-a-Macs, Picnics and Saving Ducks: a family day at Alton Towers

parenting · Raising children · Women

‘…and we will line his crib with broken glass and scorpions.’

When you’re expecting a baby ‘they’ come out with a never ending tirade of advice, whether you want it or not. By ‘they’ I mean relatives, friends, neighbours, the checkout woman in Asda, the postwoman, friends of friends, coworkers, everyone on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and your other half’s best friend’s boss. Basically everyone in… Continue reading ‘…and we will line his crib with broken glass and scorpions.’

Raising children · Women

International Women’s Day – you are surrounded 

So yesterday was International Women’s day and I made a conscious effort to take note of all the women in my life who are brilliant.  This was not hard. It was soon apparent that I am surrounded by brilliant, hard working, successful and influential women. Pause for a second to think about that statement and… Continue reading International Women’s Day – you are surrounded