Men at Work + #nomakeupselfie

Men at Work + #nomakeupselfie

Just a quick note to apologise for the silence this week – we are busy revamping the blog and working on the back end stuff, so I’ve refrained from posting while the lovely team at Joomper get on with it. Also just to say that the site may be down for a few days but … Continue reading

Change. It’s in the Air.

Change. It’s in the Air.

I have a new shiny phone. Finally. I’ve been using my terrible Blackberry for so long that I started to think that’s how all technology had to be. Ben had bitten through the plastic, it kept dropping calls and it took the most AWFUL pictures. But now I’ve got an iPhone and I know it’s … Continue reading

Nose Wrinkling: It’s Genetic

Nose Wrinkling: It’s Genetic

At the moment I’m furiously working away with some wonderful developers on my new blog theme and we’re going to be launching it in the next week or two. In the mean time I don’t want to neglect my current blog, but it’s hard not to when the new shiny one is so pretty;) Anyway, … Continue reading

10 Things I Learnt While my Dad was Here

10 Things I Learnt While my Dad was Here

According to my Dad the farmer, goats are MUCH smarter than sheep. I’m not sure what you’re going to do with this pearl of wisdom, but you heard it from me first and now you know. Ginger beer is crazily refreshing. I’ve never been a fizzy drink gal but there’s something about the burn at … Continue reading

That Time I Was on the Cover of a Book

That Time I Was on the Cover of a Book

When I worked at Harlequin, Mills & Boon in London I had the best job. One of my responsibilities was to work with designers (and the authors of course) to design book covers. How fun? I’d have to read the book (or at least know the basic plot) and then write a really tight brief … Continue reading

“A Viable Die-able Age”

“A Viable Die-able Age”

When you’re young, you don’t think about death. Or, the luckier amongst us don’t have to. Sure, your cat may get run over. Or the silkworms in your shoe box may stop moving. But that is death that is on the very edges of your life – you always know it’s there but it doesn’t … Continue reading

It’s Time for a Bit of Honesty

It’s Time for a Bit of Honesty

Listen, it’s no secret that parenting is hard. I never thought it would be a picnic, but I don’t think anyone can prepare you for the 24-hour-ness of it all, the relentlessness. Yesterday and today I’ve had exactly 45 minutes to myself, from 1:30-2:15pm. This is when (by some miracle) both children are napping concurrently … Continue reading

Meet a Mom: Carla

Meet a Mom: Carla

I’m so excited today to bring you a little interview with my friend Carla (aka Superwoman). Carla’s husband and mine have been friends for over 25 years and we’re really lucky to have them in our lives. Carla’s the type of person that will still find time to make you a homemade meal and drop … Continue reading

Tattoos: Love or Loathe?

Tattoos: Love or Loathe?

Excuse the rather strange expression on my face. I was NOT actually trying to pull off a “Blue Steel”, I was making a train sound (choo choo) to try to get Ben to smile. And it worked. Kind of. Do you know how hard it is to take a photo of you and your baby … Continue reading