Kindergarten Bullies

Regular readers of my column will know how much I detest bullies.  Usually either my stonking temper or a quick witted remark can fix those who would be evil but recently I found myself conquered; humiliatingly, by a five year old. It was at my children’s gymnastic class.  My little ones were waiting in line…

Valentine, Where for art thou Valentine?

Well, Valentine’s Day struck again.  For the third year running I forgot the flamin day was upon me.  I wrote no cards, wrapped no presents and was blissfully oblivious of the puke-inducing heart balloons and lovey dovey mush which was all-singing and all-dancing on the High Street for the last however many weeks. I mean…

Competitive Mother Syndrome

My five-year-old daughter came home from school last Friday full of excitement.  In her little hands she clutched her end of year report.  Her teacher had told her that she had done well and she was eager to reap praise from Mum too.  She handed me the report and then ran off to play with…

Poor Poorly Babies

What an evil month my poor babies have had!  Health issues have been at the forefront for both of them lately and I have to admit, I am shattered from nursing them! Lets start with the onslaught of head lice which have been vehemently attempting to suck my little girl’s brain out through her scalp…

I Am A Gatherer of Gadgets!

I lust after them in PC World, I covet them in Currys.  I get them home….and in under an hour I hate the bloody things so much that I want to smash them against the wall! Damn things never work! My husband laughs at me infuriatingly each time I bring home another ‘Demic’, a term…

The Demon Child

My Mother has jinxed me!  Just days after my son’s fourth birthday, she casually asked as to how he and I were getting on.  I thought this a bizarre question.  The dude is my angel and I am his Mother; how odd to ask if we were ‘getting on’.  She seemed surprised when I responded…