Bad Mum V Bad Employee

“Bring me sunshine, in your smile” The ringtone had woken me as my Son phoned me from his bedroom that morning. His voice sounded overly pitiful as he said that he felt unwell and didn’t want to go to school.  It was snowing outside and he had an hour long bus ride, followed by a…

The Festive Feels

Happy New Year Did you have a good Christmas?  Surprisingly, I did! Why surprisingly?  Well, something you should know from the outset, is that Christmas is my happy place.  I start getting the warm and fuzzy feeling from around October time, and will start listening to Christmas music even before Halloween.  I love the smell…

London Blogging Baby

What a weekend!!! Last weekend I hit London with my new husband for a weekend of fun, inspiration and adventure – we had a blast! I had been a very lucky lady and received two tickets to the Vuelio Blog Awards for the 30th November. I was ecstatic, especially given I have been unable to…

Vita Coco For Kids – By My Kids

A spooky coincidence occurred recently…or perhaps, if you are more spiritually minded, then you would say “We put out a request & the Universe answered”; but that sets a bit too dramatic a tone for the rest of the blog post so I will just say “summat happened that was right good timin”. After a morning spent…

She May Be Freezing – But She Is, Like, Totes Trendy!!

OK, so maybe I’m getting old but what’s with this thing teenagers have about wearing coats?  Or rather, not wearing them.  Yes I can hear the inner granny in me raging but baby it’s cold outside! Flaming freezing in fact! Every morning I fling my daughters coat in her direction and then fling it at…

Is there ever a ‘well deserved’ smack?

How do you discipline children without smacking them?  I realise there are two opposing camps on this subject, Pro and Against.  I am in the latter group. I have to admit that sometimes the naughty step just does not cut it, especially when my daughter struts into the living room with a self-made sandwich, juice…

Glory On The Dance Floor

Last night we attended my cousins wedding party.  Luckily we managed to skip all the mushy, lovey dovey bit and showed up at the drunken “I love you so much, what’s your name by the way?” bit.    My kids were thrilled to be getting into party clothes at bedtime and I was thrilled that…

Headteachers. Use or Ornament?

My daughter is one of those kids who does everything in her own sweet time.  Whether we are doing something for her or for someone else, she just dawdles along in her own little world.  It is unbelievably frustrating! School day mornings are the worst!  I employed every tactic bar smacking and nothing is working;…

Stop the Santa Stress

Last week I received an e-mail from my funny fairy aka Sam, good friend & ex-college.  Having worked in the same office for a few months she understood the need for jolly e-mails to be passed round in order to interrupt the deadline induced stress.  This latest e-mail however took jolly to a whole new…

Porno Pop

“I like big butts and I cannot lie” in a “thong, thong, thong, thong, thong” so “lick my lollipop” till “I can get my satisfaction”.  Are you feeling uncomfortable reading this yet?  This is just a selection of songs offered up to me from the multiples of music channels on digital TV.  Fine if not…