The End Of Summer.

When planning this year's school summer holiday, I was quite pleased with myself for allowing some much needed down time where we had nothing to do. Then school ended for summer and, despite the my well thought out schedule, it feels like our feet haven't really touched the ground since. We started with a week … Continue reading The End Of Summer.

Two Easy Halloween Crafts To Do With A Child Sent Home From School Poorly (But Not All That Ill). 

After being sent home from school poorly yesterday, I made Freya a snuggly bed on the sofa, gave her the iPad and expected her to rest.  And she did. For five minutes.  Literally. “I think we should go outside and play football, the fresh air will do me good,” she said. It was a nice … Continue reading Two Easy Halloween Crafts To Do With A Child Sent Home From School Poorly (But Not All That Ill). 

Is A Health MOT At 40 Really Worth It?

"Have you considered eating just one square of chocolate and saving the rest?" She asked. My answer was swift, succinct and emphatic. "Never." Oh, wait, maybe she wasn't really asking me so much as suggesting this might be a way forward? I get it now. And if my will-power hadn't been disappearing at the same rate as … Continue reading Is A Health MOT At 40 Really Worth It?

When you don’t have a week (or even a day) to rest.

"Mummy is poorly, darling," I say, swooning on to the chaise longue* with the back of my hand to my feverish forehead like a 1920s film star in need of her smelling salts (or drugs, any drugs, please). "Ok," Freya says, pausing for about a second before she asks: "Are you all better now?" My … Continue reading When you don’t have a week (or even a day) to rest.