Back to school (sniff)

My lovelies went back to school this morning. Yes, it’s still August. Yes, that is really, really early. But that’s how things are. With a…

The big reveal: hallway heaven (ish)

Last month you saw the utter hell that was our hallway. I hope it made you feel good. I hope it showed you there is…

How to stop procrastinating and get on …

Procrastination is the enemy of happiness. Like an evil Henry hoover it sucks away at your time and gets itself jammed around every doorway in…

4 undeniable truths about long car journeys with …

586 miles in a Nissan Almera. That’s the long, long round trip recently achieved by me, husband and two young kids. Note the use of…

Swim state of mind

I swim for the sweet, timeless middle. Where I count, and breathe, and glide. Where, for a little while, I’m not a hassled mother, a…

31 apologies and 1 big thank you

I’ve always considered myself a good neighbour. The kind of neighbour that will take in your parcel for you, tell you if you’ve left your…

You really have let yourself go

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Well here it is. The thing I’ve been ignoring for the last five sleep-deprived and utterly mental (good and bad)…