Children, Family, Friends, Miscarriage, Writing

Any advice for entering a new phase?

I can't even figure out what to call this post, I'll come back to it. [I came back to it and titled it with my final thought.] So I started my blog a bit over two years ago, to have an outlet for my thoughts and feelings that I'm not comfortable sharing in real life.… Continue reading Any advice for entering a new phase?

The dazzling blogger award
Friends, Writing

Dazzling Blogger Award

Helen at Crispy Confessions very generously nominated me in the first ever Dazzling Blogger Award. I love her blog, she's honest, open, funny and varied - my favourite combination! The Official Rules Thank the person who nominated you for The Dazzling Blogger Award.Link back to the original blog post.Answer the seven questions that they asked on… Continue reading Dazzling Blogger Award

My Instagram Favourites
Friends, Writing

My Instagram Favourites

Instagram was something I knew nothing about when I started blogging. I'd been deliberately steering clear of it - all the chat about "insta perfect" lives really put me off. I thought I would end up looking at other people's pictures and feel like I didn't live up to some imagined standard. Facebook competitive parenting… Continue reading My Instagram Favourites

People wearing masks, being sensible and staying safe
Children, Family, Friends, Health, Politics & Equality

Keep Adapting

I started writing this post in response to a comment on my post about throwing a lockdown birthday party. I wrote a couple of paragraphs and then decided that it was a bit overkill for reply to a simple "the kids have missed out on so much" sympathetic comment. Here's the thing, COVID is shit.… Continue reading Keep Adapting

Children, Friends, Games

How (not) to throw a kids birthday party in lockdown

Over the years we've done all sorts of birthday parties for the boys. From a local village hall to rugby in a sports hall, from a house full of small kids to a day out with friends at the Natural History Museum, from a transit van on the drive with Xboxes to playing Scalextric in… Continue reading How (not) to throw a kids birthday party in lockdown

Silverstone campsite at sunset
Family, Friends, Health, Writing

Silver Linings

Tens of millions infected. More than a million dead. Businesses crippled. Nearly everyone’s lives upended in ways great and small. All because of COVID-19, which made 2020 a terrible year even for those of us lucky enough to have not been personally touched by the virus. But as we enter 2021 — with all the… Continue reading Silver Linings