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
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
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
Let’s hear it for the Fathers, The Daddies, Papas and Pops. Even though they snore and fart They’re generally the tops. Let’s hear it for the Fathers; The chuckers in the air, The swingers round in circles, And the cuddlers on the chair. Let’s hear it for the Fathers The bad and crazy dancers… Continue reading Let’s hear it for the Fathers
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.
To say that there are a lot of mum (and dad) bloggers about these days is an understatement akin to saying Donald Trump is “a bit of a moron, really”. There are effing millions. The only criteria for joining this gang is being sprogged up and in possession of a laptop that connects to that… Continue reading Beta Mummy: Boozy, ballsy, and basically brilliant.
What does it feel like not to be tired? What does it feel like to ease out of bed With a smile on your face, all set to embrace The day of unknowns that’s ahead? I only remember the joltings From my sleep at “you’re kidding” AM; For dummies, or milk, or things of… Continue reading Parenting