A mobile stolen moment

She stood at the traffic lights. A podcast babbling in her ears, which she was half listening to. She gazed absent mindedly around at the surrounding chaos of rush hour commuter traffic on a Friday night. She glanced up at the lights, still red, these lights always seemed to take an age to change. As…

Wherefore art thou summer?

Standing on the platform, the wet wind blowing in my face. Seriously summer you’re an absolute disgrace!It all started well with a heatwave back in June, But alas we live in Britain and it was gone too soon.Around me I see people decked in scarves, jackets and boots.Grown men stand shivering in their thin grey…

Unfinished Business 

Yesterday I headed off at 6.30am on a flight out of Luton on a bit of “unfinished business” This involved walking boots, a trip to Glasgow and enough cereal / protein bars to sustain a small village’s nutritional needs for a month. The challenge, the National 3 Peaks.  The 3 highest peaks in the UK…

The Aftermath

It’s been a long, long day there’s a pounding in my head,  My body’s screaming tired, pleading for my bed. Around me there is chaos, washing and abandoned socks; A collection of stuffed animals, Badger, Bunny, Hippo, Fox. An online shop, appointments, bills needing to be paid. A “To Do” list that grows out of…

Looking in

I notice you when you’re drunk, partying with friends, I learn how your evening starts and how your evening ends.  I see you by the beach, looking great in a bikini, Jealous of your body, safe in the knowledge you”ll never see me.  I watch you in a restaurant, I study what you eat,  Drinking…

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…