Month of Firsts – April 2016

Month of Firsts

It is the start of a new month and time to reflect on the last one and write-up all of the firsts that we achieved.  Month of Firsts is a series of posts I started because I was struggling to keep track of what you did and when you did it.  Some of the things make me laugh, some frustrate me and […]

May 9, 2016

The Waiting Room


Last week saw us attend the drop-in clinic at my doctor’s surgery and have to wait for 3 hours for an appointment.  Yes I will say that again, 3 hours.  And that was 3 hours of having to sit in the waiting room for your name to be called.  I had been told the horror stories of how […]

February 24, 2016

Best of Both Worlds


Harry, As you grow up you will inevitably wonder who you take after.  So in readiness for this conversation I thought I’d better put pen to paper (ahem) and start jotting down just a few ways you take after us both.  When you are old enough to read this for yourself you can make your own […]

September 2, 2015

The Unspoken List


Like most expectant parents I had read a lot of books before giving birth to my little cheeky monkey. There was sound advice on the day to day essentials of feeding, sleeping, clothing etc that I followed – in hindsight a little too religiously – but there was nothing on how to prepare for the unexpected. I am referring of course to the unpleasant “unspoken” things that become part and parcel of parenting.

May 7, 2015

Top Parenting Trends 2015…..apparently…..


I read with interest today the following article And, indeed it was interesting.  Some I was bemused at, others baffled, and some I kind of agreed with.    So here goes with my honest account of the ones that stood out for me: Brelfies – No one and I mean no-one wants to take – […]

February 25, 2015



How our cat puts up with my little cheeky monkey is beyond me. But he keeps on coming back for more which can only mean one thing to Harry – playtime!

February 24, 2015

Monkey Business


I love the zoo. Monkeys, primates, chimps, whatever it is you want to call them, I just love anything that can nonchalantly scratch its own bare bum whilst swinging through the trees. My favourite stop-off is the chimpanzee enclosure. Co-incidentally it is also my son’s favourite…..

February 10, 2015



We mothers should have more recognition for our efforts. Could this come in the form of a Degree? Definitely a lot more useful in the world than some other Degrees out there….

February 8, 2015