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 can’t decide my way of life.” Right. Here we go. “So what way of life would you like to live?” “Well. I’d like to live my own way of life and you can’t tell me what to do.” “Yep. I get that. But does your way of life … [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. You start super keen. You write your heart out, capturing everything they do and say. It's all so new and you need to share it. You have moments of joy and moments of terrible anguish. Then you level out a bit and your writing becomes less regular, … [Continue reading]

Half term and other stuff


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


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

Campfire building

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]

My Very Evil Mother…


I never fail to learn new things from my children. Their world is a wonderful adventure, new things every day. It's easy to forget that school at that age was exciting. So it was with delight but some surprise when Eliza said to me earlier: "My … [Continue reading]

Birthday, kittens and an anniversary: what a couple of weeks

Tilly & Grandpa

Wow hello blog! It's been a while hasn't it? I think I'm suffering from bloggers block, or blogathy (blog apathy see what I did there?) or possibly just the same old 'there aren't enough hours in the day' problem. But that problem's not really a … [Continue reading]