Ten things I would say to my younger self

ten pieces of advice for younger you

Want to hear something quite sad? I remember having this picture taken. On that day it was quite windy, and I was feeling super self-conscious. Secretly I hoped the camera would pass me over because I felt like I was so much bigger and fatter than everyone else in the school. That was just in …

The Story of us…

unconventional fathers day gift

.Follow my blog with Bloglovin Mam had absolutely no idea what to get you for father’s day this year dad, so I had to team up with her to write this for you. See, mamw thinks she can write but I’m actually the brains behind the operation. I’m the mini miracle behind this story, and …

Favourite over 40’s skin essentials

beauty products for skin in your 40's

Skin – no one tells you how bonkers it gets when you turn forty. No one gave me a manual saying that post pregnancy skin would be like this alien beast I couldn’t tame and would have absolutely no ideas what to do with. Having always struggled with olive tones and odd combination skin I’m …

The failure factor

psychology and analysis of a mother

When I started blogging poetry over at my other blog, I never imagined how cathartic it would be. I find communicating in black and white so much easier than talking face to face, especially about important stuff like emotions. Opening up to my kids has been difficult too, as honestly talking about your true feelings …

Our visit to Penrhyn Castle : An honest review

days out with The National Trust in Snowdonia, North Wales

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, this year we decided to become members of The National Trust. This is solely because the kids love adventuring, and I love excursions and day out where we all get an education. All three kids are born explorers, and having an age range of between two and almost …

Reading goals – June 2018

book recommendations for June 2018

Reading has always been one of my passions. It’s an escapism which I find totally mindful. My house is full of books. All of my books are cherished, prized, worn and on full display. Their spines are wrinkled from hours of happy escapism. Mum makes me laugh reminding me I wasn’t one of these children …

Day in the life of a rheumy mummy

living with rheumatoida arthritis

To be fair this last month has been extraordinarily busy. A family of five is always going to be busy. Always cleaning to do, the washing basket is never empty. Children in this weather are grubby (don’t you just love the heady mix of sun-cream and dirt?), sweaty and usually bad-tempered. There’s always an appointment …

My first ever guest post!

creativity, experimental writing

I would like to say a huge thank you to Beth Owen over at Life as mum for having me over for coffee at her gorgeous blog. This is my first ever guest post, although I’ve been busy working on others this week. I’ve written a little about being mum to three, and having a …