Older Parents – something to remember

So there’s been lots of chat about ‘Older parents’ recently.  An Indian couple in their 70’s became parents for the first time.  Tessa Sanderson (60) adopted twins.  Janet Jackson is pregnant at 49.  And a good friend of mine ‘older single mum’ was asked to write an article about it for Newsweek. Technically I was ‘geriatric’ when I fell pregnant […]

My house’s journey in 2013 – from salon to normality

Loads of people do reviews of their life for the previous year, I’m going to do a review of my house’s life last year. For the first quarter of the year I saw lots of my house because I was still getting to grips with my Fibromyalgia – I basically needed a jolly good rest.  Gradually it brought me the healing […]

My Big Secret Project Is …….

I’m at last going to tell you what my ‘Big Secret Project’ is! It might seem a bit random, but I’ll explain myself in my next vlog, as it’s a really interesting story of how things all add up together sometimes. So drum roll please ……. (Oh yes and as you can see Little Dimples was REALLY helpful with the […]

My Progress: Fibromyalgia a couple of months on after diagnosis

  I thought you might like to know how I’m doing with the whole fibromyalgia thing? Lots of people have asked how I am, but it’s really difficult to say in 1 sentence, and I feel boring if I describe it in full. I’ve learnt loads more about it and have created a static page which I’ll use to list […]

#DoSomethingYummy: Half Term and Two Year Old Birthdays

Cuteness alert! This wasn’t just any old half-term. This was the one where Little Dimples turned two and totally ‘got’ what a birthday was. So here she is singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to herself!     Oh and if you didn’t get the last few words, we reckon it was ‘and there you go’!   I know that the subject of […]

11:11:11: Telling your children about the war: It’s easier for me because my Dad flew in WW2

Do you ever mention war to your children? Curly Headed Boy is nearly 6 and often plays computer games with the big hairy Northern Hubby, including World of Warcraft (an adult game). I was shocked to find that he was quite flippant about death one day, so I talked him through the fact that death isn’t just about the loss […]

I’m a Blogger Blagger, fancy joining me?

So loads of people have been commenting about whether bloggers in general are blaggers, or whether it’s just the new ones, just mummy bloggers or just a small group or large group of them. Then there was a particular incident where a ‘Real Mum’ (how self-righteous is that title) decided to have a go at a Mum who had missed […]

How to tell your children about your pet dogs death and decide when to do it

This time last week we said good-bye to our adorable, but daft 14 year old springer spaniel ‘Merlin’ (on the right).  It had taken me weeks to get to the point where I rang the vet.  Friends and family had been gently suggesting it was time for a couple of months.  But I couldn’t do it until last monday. I’d […]

A Note For The Grumpy Old Man In Radlett: Don’t Tut At Me Mate!

This is a message for the grumpy old man and the younger male driver who yesterday took umbrage at me pulling over to the side of the road with my hazard lights on and making it a little difficult for them to get out of their road because they had to pull out more than usual to see what was […]