Tummy bugs can go to hell 

I’ve just got over a really nasty tummy bug. Something had been brewing for the past week, and I had no idea what it was until it came to light Wednesday night after cooking a spicy dinner. Wednesday night was the night I decided to cook the Pheasant I had bought at the game store…

Feeling very spoilt 

So it was my birthday last Wednesday, I’m a grand old age of 32. Ok, not old, not even in the slightest, but I’m feeling good as Nina Simone once suggested in her hit song. Why you ask? Well, apart from the lovely well wishers from friends, family, old colleagues and connections as far as…

I haven’t a clue what to do for Emily’s 1st Birthday

So it’s November, Emily is 11 months old and whilst Sam and I try and figure out where the hell the past year has gone, in less than 4 weeks, our little bubba will be turning a year old. A bloomin’ year! That’s gone quick. Eeek! It’s difficult because whilst I’d love to do something…

TV in 2017 has been great… so far. 

We had a lot of great TV last year, which helped mitigate what sometimes felt like a world gone mad (and about to burn). This year feels about the same, but luckily we still have great TV to watch (while it lasts anyway). It’s already November and with only just over 2 months to go…

Thanet needs more things to do for children under 5yo 

Last Thursday, Emily and I met up with Clare and her daughter Scarlet. Being half term the opportunities to do anything with our girls in the rain was limited and we bravely thought taking our little ones to the Bumble Bees soft play area would mean that parents would avoid it because it was half…

Park rant: children’s play areas

Okay so I’ve got something I need to rant about, I know I know not another rant, I seem to be pushing a few of these out every few weeks, but here me out because there is a point to it, I promise! My problem is why do teenagers feel the need to take over…

Trick or Treaters come on Halloween, not 4 days before! 

Last night a few kids came to our door, banging away, screaming and shouting “trick or treat” almost demanding that we listen to them and give them what they wanted. Last time I heard or even remembered, kids came and trick or treated on Halloween’s eve not at 6.15pm a few days before. Now, I…

Emily is finally sleeping the night through 

 I’m here, finally I am here people. Emily can sleep through the night. I don’t know who to thank, maybe myself for getting us to this stage, but I would like to swoop and jump around lie I just don’t care, but I can’t right now as she’s having a nap and I’m having…

Questions I have for children’s TV shows

As a parent, I watch my fair share of children’s TV shows. Mostly on CBeebies as we don’t have the full children package on Sky (which I am quite pleased about from my friends whose babies continuously watch MilkShake, Disney Jnr and more). Whilst TV shows have drastically improved not only in graphics but storyline…