Do you really need to call your child Apple to be different? 

Choosing a baby name can be tricky and sometimes there’s a lot of pressure when doing so too. This name will be your child’s name for their whole life, and it’s daunting. Ask anyone who’s been a parent and they’ll agree. When I found out I was pregnant I was convinced I was expecting a…

Do you really need an etiquette guide for your child? 

Do young children really give a damn whether they’re making a good impression? Posh advert-ridden magazine Tatler has produced a really rather bizarre guide to help parents raise a posh tot with impeccable manners. The guide actually called “The Tatler Guide to Toddler Etiquite”, provides top tips for parents who want to raise the perfect…

Flying as a parent by a nervous flyer 

              I hate flying. Ever since I was little the very thought of strapping myself into a seat in a long tube with hundreds of other people for long periods of time, before getting to my destination, has always been my idea of hell. At 16 I stupidly watched…

Bugger, crap, fudge

I love a good swear word and so does Sam. Some would consider it potty-mouthed, others rude, and most would consider it damn right inconsiderate. We are fond of swearing, but there are certain words that are acceptable, and certain words that shouldn’t be used on a daily basis, if, at all. Comic Relief earlier…

We’re going on holiday today!

It has come. The day has come and as you read this, Sam, Emily and I will be on route to Southern Spain and we can’t bloody wait. Ok, ok, so it sucks for you as you make way to the office, or take your little ones off to nursery or school, but we’ve waited all…

Sam’s 40th – the big surprise 

So this year, I’ve been keeping a secret from Sam, a secret but he hasn’t yet found out. Saying that, by the time this post goes live, the secret will be out. This year Sam turns 40. The big 4–0. The one big number where apparently the mid life crisis usually comes from. Thankfully not…

Happy Birthday Sam 

Happy Birthday Sam. You have given me a lot of special and irreplaceable memories in my life, so I am writing and sending you a Birthday wish with lots of love from me and Emily to you. Hope you have a great day today, even though you’re working. It’s a bit of a bummer working on…

Sand in my toes 

I’m looking forward to to our holiday in a few weeks. Back in March Emily felt the sand in her toes at Broadstairs beach for the first time. She was a little unsure at first, but after a few taps, snuggling her toes deeper in the squishy sand, she liked it. Now that summer is…

Parents and Volume Control, when do you step in?

I need to rant…  So this has been plaguing my mind for months, actually since I moved here and it’s always been a constant question as to whether I should write about it or just leave it. My problem here is a neighbours inability to control her volume on a daily basis. I’ve asked on…

The super slim diet- a kinda review 

Throughout the past 8 months losing weight has been at the forefront of my mind. I need to lose weight, even though there really hasn’t been much of a rush apart from our oncoming holiday in September, besides that Sam says I don’t need to rush and well, I don’t but society, the press and…

This past week…

This week has been mad. Along with the usual work stuff, a bit of babysitting Emily’s cousinin Maidstone, Emily has been in a pretty crappy mood and I’ve not been that far behind either. She’s not only teething and suffering from the never-ending growing pains, she’s also really agitated and frustrated that she can’t crawl….

Choosing contraception after birth

So, I’ve just had to change my contraception after a bit of a reaction to my pill. Pretty sure 2 periods in a month, bloating, weight gain, bad skin and tummy cramps that make you vomit are not a sure sign that your pill intake is going swimmingly. After Emily was born, I was put…