NaNoWriMo – I’m a winner.

Saturday was officially a good day. Not only did I complete Couch to 5K (finally) but I also filed my 50K to become a NaNoWriMo2015 winner. I was (and still am if the truth be told) unashamedly proud of myself for both, which I know is a bit uncool. There is no way I could … Continue reading NaNoWriMo – I’m a winner.

My new friend thinks I am a stalker.

We recently made some new friends at the park who, as it happens, live just around the corner. Ok, ok, when I say "we" I mean Freya did all the leg work, I was just there in a supporting role the same as the other little girl's mum. They got on so well and as … Continue reading My new friend thinks I am a stalker.

Four children’s books that have (already) shaped me as a parent.

While I often say that Freya has too many toys - usually muttered after stepping on something small and pointy - there is one thing she can never have enough of in my opinion and that is books. Both her dad and I are bookworms - although we had to downsize our collections when our office/spare bedroom was … Continue reading Four children’s books that have (already) shaped me as a parent.

Five tips for first-time visitors to the Hay Festival.

Have you ever visited a place for the first time and felt instantly at home? Entering the white-tented compound of the Hay Festival - the annual 10-day literary (although these days it also has comedy and music) event - was like that for me. Even though Wales is a fair old trip from Norfolk, we have made the pilgrimage west … Continue reading Five tips for first-time visitors to the Hay Festival.