We are taught to question everything.

From why a council-run leisure club is spending hundreds of thousands of tax payers money on new equipment, whilst running at a loss. To why a homeless man living in a tent isn’t deemed ‘homeless enough’ by the people who have the power to secure him a roof over his head. We are taught to […]

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4,000 reasons not to ski with young kids.

Once upon a time there was a young girl who threw her salopettes and factor 50 lip balm into a case and gallivanted around the Alps on skis. She was always on the first lift up – keen as mustard. Trendy head band teamed with a minor headache just creeping into her consciousness- a satisfying […]

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Shut the front door: 2017

I’ve just sent off ToddlerMonster’s ‘big school’ application. It’s the last thing I will do with any coherent sense this year. I didn’t consciously leave it until the dying monuments of the year before I hit send, but now I come to think about it, it’s fairly fitting to be sailing out of the year […]

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I want to be the Mum that let’s them decorate the tree

The trouble is… I love my perfectly perfect pastel themed Christmas tree. With soft lighting- you know, the glowey yellowey kind. Carefully chosen tree trinkets hang at equidistant intervals, the pale pink is never next to a pale gold, is never next to a pale silver. You feel me? Yup, I’m basically Monica Geller come […]

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Pretty much the only review I will ever do for ‘stuff’

This is a one-off. Which makes this a one-of-a-kind, if you will. Because. Christmas. I like to get a head start on Christmas shopping. Which isn’t difficult seeing as you can sit a-la P.Jarm ‘n’ hot choc in hand, tap tapping away these days. Ticking off those gifts one by one, without the threat of […]

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 Until you walk in her shoes… 

It’s an undercurrent, it bubbles away just below the surface of society.  It rarely makes it’s way into coffee shop chat, actually it rarely makes it way into the darkest secret swap.  This word is loaded. Fewer words can draw out as much emotion in us. Abortion.  I am currently on my journalism ‘journey’.  Cringe […]

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This Muma Went To Court…

“I sentence you to 10 years imprisonment… Take him down!” I shit you not, real life judges actually utter those words. Not just the ones off the telly box! Obviously those amongst us that have ever graced a court will be familiar with the Netflix-esq setting and those loaded setentenses which go hand in hand […]

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