The Gallery: Faces
Sep25

The Gallery: Faces

When my daughter was 10 weeks old, I realised something about my three children. They all had the same face. It was this photo that made me realise. Three of them lying on Mummy and Daddy’s bed – my eldest nearly 5, my younger son 2 and a half and my baby girl 10 weeks old. I love this photo, but I’ve never shared it before – because my kids are in varying states of undress. My daughter is preserving her baby...

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A weekend to remember
Sep24

A weekend to remember

I spent a lot of time earlier this year pondering my 40th birthday and how best to celebrate. I wanted it to be a day to remember. But how? A party? A weekend away? But when I heard the MAD Blog Awards was just two days before my birthday, things started to fall into place. I’d be in London! I love London. My daughter had been desperate to see Matilda (and so had I, to be honest), but it was hard to justify the cost. But if it...

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Booking the swimming lessons
Sep23

Booking the swimming lessons

I’ve mentioned this in passing a couple of times before, but I think it warrants its own post. THE SYSTEM FOR BOOKING SWIMMING LESSONS ROUND HERE IS RIDICULOUS.My family has been having swimming lessons since my eldest was 4. Yes, he’s 12 now. That’s a long time to be battling the world’s most ridiculous swimming booking system. Thankfully the boys finished their lessons a year ago and the end is in sight for...

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Silent Sunday 22.9.13
Sep22

Silent Sunday 22.9.13

 

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Life begins at 40!
Sep21

Life begins at 40!

Tomorrow I turn 40.Am I hiding from it? Am I feeling down?No, I’m embracing it. I’m celebrating it. I’m excited. Because, why wouldn’t I? 40 is cool. I am rocking 40. I am kicking 40’s ass. Life begins at 40. 40 is the new 30.I’ve been looking forward to turning 40 for about six months now. Because if you’re 39, which is ‘late 30s’, you might just as well be 40. It’s the...

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