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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Some realisations

Hello…It’s been a while as I have been desperately trying to get my final project completed for university but have really missed writing for pleasure. I thought I would share some of my coronavirus realisations with you to kickstart the blog again. My children are either best friends or mortal enemies with no in between. […]

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We’ve got this

Blimey, one week done. Only one week and a weekend… It is completely crazy. I feel like I have been at home for years. Not sure if you feel the same but I have so many ups and downs in one day, it’s exhausting. Generally I feel really upbeat and positive but then a misty […]

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Day two

As Disney+ launched today I fear I have lost my mini students for a few days. Who can blame them, a day of Disney mixed in with a run about in the glorious sunshine. Sounds like the perfect day to me. Perhaps like me you are feeling massively overwhelmed. My inboxes are full of great […]

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Excellent

The world seems to be a bit naff at the moment. The Coronavirus threat is ever closer to home. A couple of schools in Lincolnshire have been closed for a deep clean and a friend is off work in quarantine this week. In general, I think we are all a bit scared about it and […]

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Anaesthetic high

It’s weird, when you are a child you are given constant reassurance, praise and multiple pats on the back for doing things well, or quite honestly, even averagely at times. Adulthood hits and there seems to be this weird shift. Suddenly we might make someone too much of a show off to praise them, too […]

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Instagram V Reality

I am working on a piece for my portfolio on the topic of Instagram v reality and thought I would blog about it too from my cheese induced coma, it’s been a while! This time of year is reflective, full of hope for a new year (and decade!) but equally full of sadness over those […]

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Mum on campus

Thankfully not yet old enough to be my peer’s mothers, though I often feel it, I am approaching this journalism master’s from a completely different angle ten years on from my undergraduate degree. Donning a different hat for two days a week I am not a mum to my two boys but actually me again. […]

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World mental health day

My newsfeed is lit up with some amazing posts and personal accounts about mental health, how we need to all be more accountable for each other’s health but also really importantly our own. We are the only ones that live inside our mind so we need to get really in-tune. Recognising our triggers, reaching out […]

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