Sun, stings and sleep deprivation

Last week we had a gorgeous 5 days away with my family. This was our fifth year (I think) of all going away together, usually camping. I’ve said before how amazing my family are and how much we enjoy our time together. It’s such a brilliant opportunity to spend time together without anyone having to invite 18 people over and cooking for them. We went to a lovely campsite not far from home which has beautiful fishing lakes and is near the coast. It’s great as they never overbook and as we went Sunday-Friday, leaving before the bank holiday weekend, it was quite quiet while we were there. We were in a big field at the furthest point of the campsite and we shared it with only two other caravans!  Continue reading



I have been fairly quiet on the blog recently and next week I am on holiday, so I just wanted to write a little post before I disappear offline. This is actually the first time I have shared one of my poems on the blog, although I did have one published online when I participated in Occupation: (m)other’s Creative Mothers series a few months back. I write poetry all the time but I think most of it is probably crap. This isn’t necessarily my finest writing but I think the sentiment comes through. I wrote this after an afternoon full of giggles with my boy and after reading my gorgeous friend Lucy’s lovely post about laughter (two links to her blog in one opening paragraph, I really must be her biggest fan..!) Continue reading

Babies, biscuits and books: #4

Oooh I can’t believe I am onto the fourth instalment in our book series! How time flies. I have been pretty quiet on the blog in recent weeks just because real life has taken over a bit! It seems a crime to sit indoors blogging when it’s sunny so we’ve been out walking and seeing friends a lot. I think the older TM gets the less I’m going to be able to blog as he is seriously unimpressed if I go on the laptop while he’s awake!  Continue reading


Deep breath days

This is my less offensive name for shit days. Days when the baby will not be left alone, screams every time you leave the room and generally whinges almost constantly. Days where you find yourself taking deep breaths, often, because you don’t want to shout at your poor child who (no matter how much it may seem that way at the time) is not deliberately trying your patience. Continue reading


Sisterhood of the World Bloggers

My gorgeous buddy Catie at Diary of an Imperfect Mum nominated me for a Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Tag. I love these tags as I am super nosy so I enjoy reading about other bloggers – and let’s face it, all bloggers like to talk about ourselves or we wouldn’t be doing this, would we?! Catie’s blog is fantastic so please check it out. I’ve always thought that Catie seems like a brilliant mum and actually I had the absolute pleasure recently of meeting her and her beautiful family and can confirm that she is as wonderful in person as she seems on her blog!  Continue reading