Confessions of a houseplant virgin

Yesterday I bought my FIRST EVER houseplants. Here they are: three string of hearts and an ivy, having a drink in the kitchen before finding…

Who’s your fictional doppelganger?

It turns out that Clarice Bean’s mum and I were separated at birth. Spiritually, at least. If you don’t know who Clarice Bean is, she’s…

Why I posted #MeToo and what it …

I posted #MeToo on Facebook this Monday. Along with nearly 8 million other women who used the hashtag to remember suffering sexual assault and/or harassment.…

How tickling can teach your toddlers about …

It’s International Day of the Girl. Hoorah! Wait. What does that mean? Well, it’s something the UN started five years ago: “The day aims to…

Is it possible to be a good …

This is a rare moment. I have the house to myself. I have no overdue work nagging at me. Sure there’s housework to do, but…

Motherhood: Five things I now can’t …

Five things I can no longer do since becoming a mother 1) Enjoy a long, carefree, morning shower (fat chance) 2) Wallow (there’s too much…

One white wedding & two babies later. Am …

I remember arguing with a sixth-form classmate whose sole ambition was to get married and have children. “How can you want just that?” I screamed?…