Swimming Lessons


      Recently I had a moment of weakness. I got gym membership. Again. I literally cannot tell you how many gyms I have been a member of. Process is as follows – I get all excited and bouncy. I do about 37 classes the first week – a cheeky little hour of ‘bums, […]

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The Dog Lover Lover


  I’ve got a confession to make and it might get me slung in the doghouse. I don’t like man’s best friend. Sorry. My best friend is, well, my best friend. I have tried for YEARS to be a dog lover. But this is me officially withdrawing from the ‘please can I have a dog’ […]

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To Three or Not To Three


Should I have a third child? I mean I already have one, so that title is not actually me asking the question – I like her, I think we’ll keep her but – ‘What’s it like to have 3 kids?’ – is a question I get asked a lot. Or I get a statement along […]

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    I like words that start with Tan. You have Tanzania (great place, you must go) tantalising (anyone else thinking Calamari, no? just me?) and Tantric (nod, nod, wink, wink). You have tangled (a web of lies, crossed wires or the best Disney film to date) tankard (cheers friendly old man, does yours have […]

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The Worst Day Ever (The Story Of A Steriliser)


      Hello! Are you interested in hearing about my Worst Day Ever (to date) after having a baby? No? You’re in the wrong place – next time try not clicking on the link to My Worst Day Ever. Oh.. you want to hear about the story of a steriliser you say? Roger that. […]

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Things My Children Have Taught Me Part 2 – The 3 Year Old


  Following the success of my previous blogpost about Things My Children Have Taught Me (well, 10 people read it, a few people ‘liked’ it, my mum didn’t send an immediate emergency text about it – living the d-ream peoplllllle) I thought I’d continue – focussing on things my 3 year old has taught me […]

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School Run Then Vs School Run Now

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First day of school run – 1 . Dress your child in their brand spanking new school uniform. Continuously exclaim ‘you look so grown up’ whilst child looks smugly at own reflection in mirror. 2. Plait your child’s hair in complicated style that wouldn’t look out of place on show pony, add ribbon/hairband/quiff/hairspray/botanical decoration if […]

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What Is In a Name?


    Baby names. EVERYONE has an opinion and let me tell you they are not afraid to share it… Oh! they LOVE that one because their mum’s friend’s cousin’s daughter was called that and she was loooovely… But ‘OH NO! You CANNOT call your child that, have you thought what their initials will spell?’…. […]

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You Know You Are a Tunbridge Wells Parent When…


    1. You have used a ruler on a map – #schoolcatchment. Tunbridge Wells statistically contains the worlds biggest schools within the world’s smallest catchment areas* – I’m looking at you St Johns Primary School.   (*This is completely untrue.) 2. You hear ‘Fenwicks’, you think ‘cafe’ or changing facilities. 3. ’Pup’ no longer […]

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The Potty Training Dilemmas


    This post first appeared on Mum’s The Word in the summer holidays … but I’d thought I’d share it with you here because (a) I’m a classic oversharer and (b) I wanted you to know that I made it out the other side. Sure, I had to approach potty training a little like I […]

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