Parenting

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas – A Busy Mother’s Perspective

It’s the day before Christmas, the house is a tip! I’m nowhere near ready, I’m in need of a kip. The stockings aren’t hung, and the tinsel is wonky. The nativity scene has a three legged donkey. The children are tired, excited and ratty, They keep fighting and crying, it’s driving me batty. I’m certain… Continue reading ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas – A Busy Mother’s Perspective

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Audley End House and Gardens

Address: Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JF Website: Here We're frequent visitors to Audley End. The kids absolutely love it, and now we have English Heritage Membership, so entry is free for us. (Prices here) There is enough to do to last a whole day, and loads of space to run around. I'd… Continue reading Audley End House and Gardens

Parenting

The Brusselo

Love this illustration from Axel Scheffler, the illustrator behind the Gruffalo, for the Guardian, to demonstrate his support for Britain remaining in the EU. It gave me a little idea 🙂 ................................................................................... Vote Leave took a stroll through a deep dark wood. They saw the olden days and they thought they looked good. They forgot… Continue reading The Brusselo

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Hyperemesis Gravadarum – Yes, I’ve Tried Ginger.

Laura Bourne explains the horror of HG, and explains how 'helpful' advice just makes her sick. “Have you tried ginger?” the midwife asked, not even glancing up from my notes. A thousand responses tripped to the tip of my tongue. Have I tried ginger? Well, yes. Obviously. I’ve tried it in tea. And in weirdly… Continue reading Hyperemesis Gravadarum – Yes, I’ve Tried Ginger.