All hail Kale

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Do you know it's so rare that I write here that I cross my fingers each time that my computer will remember the password. It should be a simple thing to reset it but it's not because I set this up in 2009 and many email addresses and wordpress sites have come since then. Such is the nature of the obsessive yet uncommitted blogger, there is a whole universe of blogs out there now orphaned, neglected, unloved and forgotten, which at one time held the words of my latest obsession. Ah well. … [Continue reading]

Black Dogs and Good Friends

They really are 6 and 8 years old now. I am actually a proper mother, not a woman flailing around crazily thinking what on earth happened to MY LIFE. Truth is I can't remember really being me before the girls. It's not a long time but it's a significant one. It's more significant than any other single thing that has happened to me or that I have been part of. Having children was something I assumed I'd do when I grew up. But yet I find myself looking at them or driving them home from school … [Continue reading]

The Tilly Way of Life

I'd like to live a Tilly Way of Life

Tilly was recently 6, this is a big milestone since now she has declared that I cannot decide her ‘way of life’ any longer. I found this out thus: “Tilly time to get in the bath please.” “Mummy you can’t tell me what to do, you … [Continue reading]

Their Musical Education #2: Silicone & Strap Ons.

I regularly scold myself for failing to write down the things my girls say. I started this blog in order to do that very thing, to record the moments that are so easily forgotten. But a blog, like many other things, seems to have a lifecycle. … [Continue reading]

Half term and other stuff

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Half term is always a bit of juggle with work and wanting to spend time with the girls. I'm always half looking at my email and half making sure Tilly isn't getting herself lost. Well that was in the days when I had official 'days off'. Now I … [Continue reading]

Bit Bored Of Mummy

And so I find myself in 2015 sitting at a new (old) kitchen table, in a new (to me) kitchen in a new (to me) house. I have a view of my lovely garden and I'm working for my new company that I set up with my business partner. Goodness how things … [Continue reading]

Listening Ears

Have you ever had to ask someone the same question five times and they still fail to answer you, or have you had to ask someone to do a simple task seven times and yet till it seems to wash over them? Yes? Then you will know what we are going … [Continue reading]

The next chapter

Forge-full-1500

So once again it's all changed for me. I have finally set myself free of a big corporate organisation, taken the big leap and set up a PR agency with a long time colleague. It's been a long process and it's been so strange going through it all … [Continue reading]

The blog about why I haven’t blogged

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Dear Blog I'm so sorry I've neglected you. I never thought I'd be the type to build something up, make it flourish and grow and then just when it became dependent upon my regular nurturing, cruelly cast it aside in favour of all manner of other … [Continue reading]

A little bit is lost

There are some things you do each and every day with your children that you know will end at some point but that's just it, it's at 'some point'. It's not defined or clearly mapped out. You can't plan for it. And so one day you find yourself reading … [Continue reading]