I often have people say to me "ooh I just don't know how you do it" when they see me trying to listen to how my 5 year old got on at school while the 4 year old is screaming and stomping for a jammy dodger and the 2 year old is trying to break … Continue reading The Magic Number – A Guest Blog
I seem like a pretty average person I think - average intelligence, average looks and just all around average. Maybe a little rounder and a little shorter than average but still an average sort of person. Inside though I'm maybe a little different - my brain isn't always my friend and can change the spirit … Continue reading Anxiety is invisible but very present
We are seeing floods of #metoo stories across social media - the hashtag is being used to give a sense of the sheer number of people who have been sexually harassed or assaulted. I use people instead of women very specifically because it would be a huge mistake to assume this is just happening to … Continue reading #metoo
I've been to that dark place - that place where you feel there is no more hope, that place that feels so empty, that place where you feel like you are standing in the middle of a crowded room screaming but not one single person can hear you. The problem with that place is no … Continue reading World Mental Health Day
Once upon a time there was a man called Mr MIP who had spit that matched quite well with someone elses.......... it's an odd story and that isn't exactly right but it's as good as any other start I suppose. We registered with DKMS - Delete Blood Cancer in 2013 after seeing an appeal for … Continue reading Mr MIP saves a life (hopefully)
I need to head this up with this point of clarification - I am not pregnant, I have no intentions of being pregnant and this isn't any form of announcement that I am pregnant. Got it? All clear? That being said I was chatting to someone recently who is in the early stages of pregnancy … Continue reading 12 weeks? No thanks…..
Before Miss MIP came along hubby and I would often spend weekends camping away - it was a quick, cheap and easy way to make the most of a weekend and we really wanted to carry on when Baby MIP arrived. Sadly it became quickly apparent that Baby MIP and sleep were not going to … Continue reading Our first family camping experience……
I will not be afraid. I will be proud of the people who ran to help, I will be proud of the police who reacted instantly despite a colleague being attacked, I'll be proud of the ambulance, fire crews and security services who helped when people needed them. I'll be so proud of the people … Continue reading I will not be afraid.
The sheer numbers of men, women and children taking part in #womensmarch all over the world gives me enormous hope for the future. It gives me hope that there is good in the world. It gives me hope that people can still pull together for the right cause. That people can see past race, religion … Continue reading Equality hurts no one
First of all let me just say I love my Nissan Leaf - it's everything I hoped an electric car would be and I truly love driving it. When we decided to go electric we wanted to use a well known name but also find something that would work as a family car and the … Continue reading Dear Nissan UK