Yesterday was the first real day of the summer holidays and I had really high hopes. Last year Emma wouldn’t walk anywhere at all, Greg couldn’t walk and I was in a horrible financial limbo between finishing my job after maternity leave and waiting to start my degree and get a maintenance loan. I was… Read More Tips for Surviving the Summer Holidays: Lower Your Expectations
You’ve probably seen the huge body positivity movement that’s spreading online. It promotes the idea of going easy on yourself and having a more positive attitude towards your body. The general message involves telling you to change your outlook and take care of yourself, but that can be easier said than done. Just because someone… Read More How to Dress a Body You’re Not in Love With
A few days ago I got asked for ID at the Spar when I tried to buy some alcohol for my fiance. I think my favourite part of this anecdote is that some woman saw me buying 3 bottles of real ale, a big jar of mayonnaise and some kitchen roll and thought, “wow! This… Read More How to Look 24 Forever: Part 2
Standing in the playground, idly eavesdropping whilst waiting for my daughter, I suddenly became panic stricken. The other mums were talking about new car seat regulations and I was suddenly unsure as to whether mine were legal, or more importantly, safe. Several hours of Googling ensued before I could finally rest easy. I could only… Read More UK Car Seat Regulations (2016) – The Playground Myths Debunked
Good afternoon my woolly readers! I have a treat for you in the form of 10% off at Deramores, it’s valid from now, right up until the 26th July! All you have to do is follow the link from here and type in the magic discount code: KNITBLOG10 (don’t worry if you, too are a crocheter, it… Read More Calling All Yarn Addicts!
I can cook. You may have seen that I sometimes even share recipes I’ve invented (do you invent recipes/ am I an inventor?) but lately I’ve mainly just been making pre-existing food items a suitable temperature before serving them to my family. This change in my cooking habits has coincided with my failure to lose… Read More I Hereby Resolve to be a Better Chef
Sorry, it’s still not a video because I’m still not any good at making them, but here’s what I got in this month’s Glossybox! What a treat! What did you get? If you don’t already subscribe, then you can here.
If, like me, you rent (and the media lead me to believe you probably do, we’re the ‘generation of renters’, after all) then you too have been exposed to the annoyance that is known as the house inspection. Although I regularly clean up and do general housework-like tasks, my house never really looks like I do.… Read More Cheat Your Way Through a House Inspection
My daughter goes to one of those ‘good’ schools. You know the sort, the ones where families move house just to get into the catchment area. We love it, it’s lovely. I went there as a child too. It’s a school where all the mums really, really care. This isn’t a bad thing (and I’m not suggesting other… Read More Numerous Attempts at Being a ‘Yummy Mummy’
I am meant to be planning a wedding. I’ve not quite got round to it yet because I am fat and lazy. Mostly fat, actually. I was hoping to lose a load of weight, book the wedding and find the perfect dress, but in reality, my weight loss has stagnated and planning a wedding seems… Read More Wedding Chat: Planning a Honeymoon with Kids