travel with me from SAHM to working mum….

First Thoughts about Mumsnet WorkFest

I attended the first Mumsnet WorkFest on 15th June for personal and journalistic reasons. On the train home I put down my initial thoughts about the event. A show of … Continue reading

June 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Time to take stock…

Looking for a slot in the working world after a (lengthy) sabbatical spent having children, shopping and going to the gym, your blogger embarked on a journalism course. This meant … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 4 Comments

Best Laid Plans…

The thing about juggling a family with any sort of work or course, where there is a rigid timetable, is the unexpected nature of family life. Things just keep popping … Continue reading

February 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Your turn

It’s the day I like the best. Wednesday in May: your turn. Which nutty beauty/toiletry products do you use or have you used? (don’t worry if this is too mundane … Continue reading

May 16, 2012 · 4 Comments


You MAY or MAY not know this but I like nuts. I’ve always known that I find roasted peanuts irresistible, but try to eat trail mix instead with a hope … Continue reading

May 15, 2012 · 3 Comments

My mother presents her sister with the town beauty queen trophy

May 10, 2012 · 4 Comments

MAY I tell you something about writing…?

As an aspiring writer I listen to a lot of advise on how to write. I thought I would use this Monday (OK, I’m a day late) to pass some … Continue reading

May 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

MAY I share something funny…?

Well I’ll try. – My dog’s got no nose… – How does he smell then? – Bloody awful! As jokes go it’s pretty dreadful, but often the only one I … Continue reading

May 4, 2012 · 5 Comments

You can’t always get what you want…

Close followers of my words (you’re now in double figures!) will wonder if I am serious in my byline claim. I write a lot about ‘stuff’ from ‘antisocial behaviour’ to … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

Make like a hedgehog…or perhaps not.

Hibernate. vb. To spend the winter in a torpid state. And why not? I count myself as a Modern Hibernator. Each Spring, for the past eight or nine years, crocus … Continue reading

January 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

My first award

Thanks Jeanette!

Another award


kreativeblogger award