Cucumber.

Cucumber.

My kids, the fussiest eaters that I’ve ever met, both surviving on jam sandwiches and cucumber. In fact, I think the biggest now HATES cucumber. Sigh. I try not to pander to it too much, especially at dinner time. We plan a meal that can be adapted to suit their bland and totally unadventurous pallet, … Continue reading

Starting Again.

Starting Again.

After the hardest few years of my life, I want to start putting pen to paper, well fingers to keyboard, and to start blogging again. I used to think I was a little bit humorous, sometimes even modestly tittering at my own musings, but I’m struggling to find that spark again. Life is crazy. Kids, … Continue reading

Grief 

Grief does funny things to you. It makes you angry, sad, confused, broken and hurt. It makes you feel disorientated, like you have a hangover that just won’t go away. I’ve been surprised at just how many tears I have to fall from my eyes. Often I’ve not even noticed I’m crying as just one … Continue reading

Weekend – hashtag family time

Weekend – hashtag family time

So what does this mean to the average family? Does it mean painting the perfect social media portrait of quality time with your kids, indulging in wonderful activities that everyone enjoys? Does it mean spending all your weekend with one another because the weeklong slog makes the dedicated time together so worth it? Or does … Continue reading

New Term = FREEDOM!

New Term = FREEDOM!

September is most definitely my favourite time of year. I love the holidays and I love the sunshine, but even more, I love a fresh start, a new term, and a quiet house! My social media feeds are full of a mix of weeping mothers, missing their kids, having spent the holidays together, creating memories. … Continue reading

Nearly 36 (vomits into hands)

Nearly 36 (vomits into hands)

When the fuck did I get so old? My body has felt so knackered since the beginning of the year. Even my right shoulder thought enough was enough last week and gave in, but the drugs were sweeeeeeeeeeeeet. And time has finally crept up on my face and the wrinkles are now appearing on my … Continue reading

Why? 

Why? 

Just a few things I’ve been pondering over….. Why does the baby only call me Mum Mum?  Why do I continually go to bed at a stupid time each night and not 8pm, knowing the baby will be up from 6am,  ready to party?  Why do I insist on calling the toddler a baby, when … Continue reading

Adulting

Adulting is quite frankly a pain in the arse. The realisation that you just can’t throw a paddy anymore, or sulk in your room for hours on end is like a metaphorical pie in the face. I’ve had to adult a lot this year. Not because I have two tiny terrorists (and a 42-year-old one) … Continue reading

Unsocial media?

Unsocial media?

I’ve not been blogging much of late. My plate is pretty full and my brain is often aching by the evening. I’ve been writing, but just crappy, boring assignments for university. I had to write an assignment on social media last week, and the impact it has on us coversing with one another. I took … Continue reading

The Return

I’ve returned to normal life, as we know it. 4 weeks in and no one has died. There have been many tears but no one has died. Normal life for me now is in the office, once I’ve scattered my kids around Hertfordshire and ignored their pleas for one last hug. The guilt is deep … Continue reading