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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Flying with kids: Tips for non parents

Punching people in the face is not my normal behaviour, I’m usually pretty restrained and public violence is generally frowned upon, especially in front of your kids. Sometimes people just push your buttons, you see red and you have to use all your mental strength not to sink to their level and mirror their behaviour….

Liebster Award

When this notification popped up on my Twitter feed my first reaction was what on earth is that? Being relatively new to the blogging game I had no idea, had seen it pop up in a few feeds but hadn’t investigated. Upon reading second reaction was no thanks.  I actively shun any kind of paste…

Who am I?

According to an article that appeared on my Facebook feed, I’m interesting because I wear colourful socks. Personally I call it time poor but good intentioned because I think by buying brighter socks it might be easier to find a pair. In reality I’m disorganised, useless at putting away laundry and always in a rush…

A night at The BAFTA’s

So Monday was undoubtedly a good yawning kind of day. I was fortunate enough, via work, to go to the BAFTA’s on Sunday night. I prepped like you should for all high profile, star studded events. Got the dress, the shoes, booked a hair appointment. On Saturday night my intention was for an early night…

Is it a good yawning?

  I’m a fan of a sweatshirt and a hoodie, no I’m not on trend embracing a bit of sport luxe, unfortunately I’m not that cool. I just always have been a relatively casual dresser, much happier in a baggy sweatshirt, jeans, boots, trainers or flip flops. Love a flip flop would bust one of those…

Social Roosters

  I’m stood on a train, a couple of glasses of wine in and I’m sorry I’m going to rant. My marginally more prepped post has gone out the window. January was a bad month for untimely high profile deaths. A lot of legends took their last bow and will obviously be missed. Now I’m…