Camping weekend (home alone)
Aug22

Camping weekend (home alone)

Every year, at some point during the summer, my husband takes the kids away for a camping weekend. It’s a tradition that stretches right back to 2005, just before my eldest started school. They meet up with my husband’s old friend and go camping with all of the kids – they have three each, ranging in age from 10 to 18 (although the 18 year old has opted out of the last couple of trips). It used to literally be a...

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The reluctant housewife
Apr19

The reluctant housewife

I never wanted to be a housewife. I was one of those 20th century girls who believed they could have it all – university education, career, husband and kids. My plans definitely didn’t include being at home on my own hoovering and mopping floors. I had the university education and the career, although the career probably wasn’t as high-flying as the career my 15 year old self hoped for. I got the husband and the...

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Project 366 Week 2
Jan16

Project 366 Week 2

Well here we go with week 2 of Project 366 2016. Taking photos in winter is always difficult, so there’s a mixed bag of quite good and pretty bad this week! Here’s our week in pictures… Day 10 – Sunday 10th January – the day was overshadowed by this thing. It was leaking and stopped working. It caused a lot of conflict and general upset and didn’t make for a particularly nice day. Day 11 –...

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Britmums Live (control freak)
Jun19

Britmums Live (control freak)

It’s Britmums Live day and I have that familiar sick feeling in my stomach, a mix of nerves and excitement, which means I’m going to struggle to eat my breakfast this morning. I’m not nervous about walking into a room of 700 people, some of whom I know, many of whom I don’t. I can do that. I can chat to people, make friends, meet friends. Or I can be on my own for a while, that’s fine too. No, I’m...

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Helping out
Apr08

Helping out

When I went to work in an office (I left over a year ago – that’s hard to believe!), my life was predictable. I went to work from Monday to Wednesday, then on Thursdays and Fridays I was free to do what I wanted. In reality, that meant I was free to do housework and run errands. Not exactly relaxing, but it kept the house ticking over and running relatively smoothly. When I first went freelance, I knew I would have to work...

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