The pig that wasn’t meant to be big! 

Last week I read a great story in the Guardian about an unexpectedly large pig. If you want to read the original click here. If alternatively you’d like to read it rewritten in rhyme keep reading.  One day I decided to get us a pig,  It was supposed to stay small and never get big.  “A…

Commuter Arse

If you were expecting to read an ode on a pert, pretty behind; I’m afraid that’s not exactly what I have in mind.  This is a tale that is not for the faint hearted. It’s about my disgust when somebody farted. My Monday began on a rather packed train. It seems one fellow passenger was…

15 additional uses for washing up liquid. 

Yes honestly this week’s  post is that dull. I realised I hadn’t written anything in a while so I decided to write about the first thing I saw in my Facebook feed for inspiration. Unfortuntely it was this.  Dish soap is not just for dishes (who knew?)  As I pondered on the topic of a…

Love at first bite. 

I read an entertaining article yesterday by Josh Burt in Coach ( a free health mag) who was mortified and concerned that him and his wife had brought a biter into the world.  I read this with amusement thinking back a few years to when we got that first note to sign at nursery to…

Metafit: No pain, no gain. 

Time to exercise is a scarce commodity these days, never more so than when you have kids.  So when I heard about Metafit classes that are just 30 mins long, work you hard for the session and then supposedly work you that hard that you continue to burn calories for the rest of the day…

A caravan of camels and a collective bunch of bonkers.

A group of geese can be called a flock gaggle or herd, But there are many groups of animals called something rather more absurd. Open suspicious packages cautiously, it may be a parcel of pigs. A band of gorillas are touring, festivals and gigs. I suspect a roll of armadillos might not be the lunch…

Always time for Prosecco

  I drink it when I’m happy, I drink it when I’m sad. When I’ve had a bad week it’s the best drink I’ve ever had. Perfect for an impromptu toast or to wish the week away. The perfect picnic companion on a sunny summer’s day. When I’m out with friends, with the gossip in overdrive, The…

There’s a rat in the kitchen . . . and a shit storm approaching. 

Quite literally!  Friday late afternoon, children are irritable and hangry having just been woken from falling asleep in the car. Knocking on 6pm I was hurriedly trying to scrape together a pasta dinner in hope that for perhaps a mere 10mins it might fill them up and stop them pestering me for snacks. They are…

Rubber ducks and exercise for manic mums. 

(Have a read or scroll to the bottom for a PT approved kids bath time workout)  Finding much time to exercise when you have young kids is virtually impossible. When on maternity leave I found myself trying to walk everywhere. Living on a hill definitely helped. By the time you get into town and push…

Stories on set: An unexpected insight into classic tales. E3

If I have to walk up this damn hill once more I’m going to scream! Light exercise the brief said. No mention of trudging up a hill for the 64th time in uncomfortable shoes and then cheese rolling down after that up himself prick. Okay it’s called Jack and Jill but that doesn’t make him…

Part time control freak

Wondering why I have taken a picture of my phone screen? Or kicking off with OMG’s!!  Which camp are you in? Yes this is actually my phone, some of you will be beside yourselves right now and not dealing well with the multitude of red dots, let alone what is actually 46,839 unopened emails bottom right, lurking…

I have a little sidekick . . . 

I have a little sidekick, she accompanies me everywhere; The shops, the cafe, the bathroom, she watches me wash my hair. If I eat she wants it, she will not hesitate to rob, Snatching swiftly from my hand and stuffing it in her gob. She leans in with interest, when I put on make up or…