Sharpened Pencils

I love this time of year. Autumn colours are already creeping in and despite this current heatwave, it has felt like winter for ages! September brings back memories of shiny school shoes, massive coats, brand new sharpened pencils and the excitement to be reunited with your classmates again. The geek in me also loved the […]

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The pull

I’m not sure if it’s gazing at the mixtiles on the stairs, the lingering pandemic or just normal mum feelings but I really feel pulled in both directions at the moment. It feels like I am a thick tug of war rope at an old school fete as the dads battle it out for strongest […]

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Engerrrrland

I love that you can feel the buzz of the country in the air. Obviously it’s mandatory to listen to Three Lions, Vindaloo, World in Motion and Carnival de Paris on repeat until Saturday right? As I jumped around the room with my six-year-old and watched his excited face, hands over his eyes when Germany […]

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The ‘rona

Well it’s not been my favourite couple of weeks, perhaps up there with the worst but I can now see light at the end of the tunnel. We had all had nasty colds but no typical symptoms at all. The children being at school I have got used to lateral flow testing a couple of […]

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For my dear friend Helen

I think this might be something I talk about too much but I think the hardest thing to manage as a parent is the pull. This can be a little tug at your heart strings right through to the feeling of an invisible arm man-handling you backwards. When they are first born and this tiny […]

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Helicopter

The kids are back to school and I finally have a moment to reflect on a blogpost. I fear it might resemble a Dear Diary entry, or more likely a spewed outverbal diarrhoea block of text that makes little sense. What an image eh? So Sybbie is pretty much a delight. I can’t put into […]

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Some entertaining ideas

Could get used to these radio interviews 😂. I was on about 8.05 AM ish on BBC Radio Lincolnshire if you fancy a listen back. More ramblings on half term and what to do. I really don’t know where my maiden name has come from, I guess it is still my middle name 😂. Really […]

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And relax…

Mega surreal waiting to talk to BBC Radio 5 live about half term and what to do. My plans involve… well no plans. How lovely is it to not have to be mean mummy for the week? My heart hurts a little each time I have to cut off a story they are telling me […]

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Ah, half term!

We’ve just about made it! Half term, phew! Don’t get me wrong, it will be a tough old week with nothing to do but won’t it be wonderful to not have to be organised? I started out with great intentions but I’ve slowly slipped into printing things 5 minutes before the Zoom, books all over […]

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Positive pants

Well that’s another week done of lockdown. This week we got the confirmation we had all been waiting for. Schools definitely wouldn’t be back after half term. I guess we all expected it, so it didn’t seem too much of a bitter blow. As usual I have very little to talk about with life so […]

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