The Return

A souk stall

I've been lucky enough to have a few days away in Marrakech for a 'meet in the middle' with my friend Jonathan who lives in Singapore (I've written about our escapades before and indeed he has too), I arrived back late last night. It was everything … [Continue reading]

Biking with my Girls

Ever so occasionally I feel like perhaps my plans have been a bit ambitious. Bitten off a bit more than I can chew. Mostly I just get on with it, but sometimes I stretch my ability to multitask. I took the girls to their swimming lesson at about … [Continue reading]

Birthday Girl

My eldest girl

My eldest daughter was six today. I'm sure every parent says this with every passing year but there's something about six, she's past the first five years and that feels like a milestone. When I had her I used to think about how she'd be when she … [Continue reading]

Running to Keep Up

As I reached mile 10 of the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday, I had to stop for a minute or two and have a quiet word with myself. I'd been running at a fairly steady pace, about 8.5 minute miles to that point and I was starting to really feel … [Continue reading]

Lazy Sundays

The conker stash

I think the term 'Lazy Sunday' was created by someone who either didn't have children, or had grown up children. My Sundays are rarely lazy. They normally involve an early start, my children haven't quite grasped the whole weekend's are for sleeping … [Continue reading]

Competition to win a Children’s Sofa and Footstool Set

The Little Devil's Red Sofa Set

*Thank you for visiting but this competition is now closed* Once upon a time I used to lounge around on the sofa on a Saturday or Sunday morning reading papers, watching The Chart Show (remember that?!), now I can mostly be found baking (at 7am, … [Continue reading]

The Royal Parks Half Marathon – Second time round

Home Start Charity

And for my next trick....I'm going to give the Royal Parks Half Marathon a go. Again. It is in approximately 3 weeks time and I've only just agreed to do it. Two of my friends were running it for a very worthwhile charity called Homestart (more … [Continue reading]

The Youngest Child

chessington with mummy

Being the youngest child means your mother never writes with such naive wonder about your 'firsts' as she did for your big sister. It means your tantrums are never taken quite as seriously as they might if you were first off the blocks. It means you … [Continue reading]

Holiday Freedom

Him indoors and Tilly

Holidays are great aren't they? Honestly just a few days away from the office, the chores, the everyday stress that we all deal with has such restorative powers. Actually to be honest we were camping so I didn't leave all the chores behind, but … [Continue reading]

Their Musical Education

Before I had children music was a very big part of my life; I had two very big influencers as far as my music taste was concerned. My stepfather had an enormous record collection, which moved in when he did and from then on I was educated in the … [Continue reading]