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
To all you lovely mums and dads, Congratulations - you made entire human being! You created a life and you likely spend all your waking hours (and probably some sleeping ones) making sure that that tiny human you grew turns into a kind, tolerant and valued person. That doesn't mean that you need to forget … Continue reading Being kind to yourself……
My contract is nearly finished so I'm on the job hunt again and it's got me to thinking about my professional skills. I'm not really sure what I do anymore - I used to work in Human Resources but that was over four years ago. I currently work as a Volunteer Coordinator but that isn't … Continue reading Am I still relevent?
Today's *incredibly* bold look is brought to you by 30 Minutes Peace. Just 30 minutes between work life, home life and mum life gives me enough time to have a quick hot cup of tea, a 7th Heaven face mask and a shower without interruption. 30 minutes is better than no minutes and I intend … Continue reading 30 minutes peace….
One of the things that I've been most surprised about since the Tiny Human started school is how hard it's been to get used to spending time on my own again. For over four years I've had a loud, funny and constant companion so having her disappear off to school has been a bit of … Continue reading Learning to be alone again…..
Because some days are just crap. Some days are full of the feeling you are half arsing everything - struggling at being a good and patient parent, not giving work all the attention you'd like because you are trying to maneuver work with the school run, trying to be a good wife and friend and … Continue reading It’s a half arsed life…..
Today I am mostly very proud of my husband. Last year we registered as donors with Delete Blood Cancer who match people with blood cancer like leukaemia and lymphoma with donor matches. Around 2000 people in the U.K. are registered and less than 1% of those registered will ever be a match. Turns out Mr … Continue reading How to save a life……
It's hard not to feel judged from all sides when it come to parenting. It's hard not to measure yourself against the perfect parenting images we see blasted at us from all sides on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, TV and magazine advertising and that's not even taking into account the hundreds of thousands of parenting … Continue reading You are doing just fine
"When will you be having another?" "You don't want to leave it too long" "Too long and the gap will be too big" "Ahhhh - she'd love a sibling" Anyone who has one child is probably overwhelmingly familiar with all of these sayings and lets out an internal sigh every time they hear any of … Continue reading When one is enough