home made advent calendar of promises
Children, Crafts, Making stuff

Making stuff 5: advent of activities

I haven't done a "making stuff for kids" post for a while. Advent begins today and so there are chocolate calendars in the house. Last year Four years ago my wonderful mum made a fabric advent calendar and that year and the two following years, we collaborated to fill it with a little toy each… Continue reading Making stuff 5: advent of activities

cherry blossom, miscarriage, memorial tree
Children, Friends, Miscarriage, Work

Reaction to loss: It takes all sorts

Today someone I follow on Twitter (https://mrshsfavouritethings.com/ Lucy) shared this: http://mummyintraining.co.uk/2018/01/dont-scared-baby-loss-mama/ It got me thinking about how people have been with me through our losses (we've had three, most recently at 20 weeks in January 2019, plus large boy is nearly 8 and small is 4). Tears The friend who heard that boy3 had been… Continue reading Reaction to loss: It takes all sorts

misty morning lake
Children, Friends, Politics & Equality, Work


There was a question on my Twitter feed a couple of weeks ago, about real women who inspire. I've got three big ones, and many others. They are very ordinary unsurprising choices but nevertheless they're amazing, everyday, normal women that I admire. I think it's just as important, if not more so, to recognise our… Continue reading Inspirational