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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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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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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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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Podgy Arms

I can’t stop thinking about podgy arms this week. Wilfred is just clinging onto his cute toddler frame where his body length is disproportionate to his legs and it is all so squishy and delightful. I gave his arm an extra little squeeze as I checked on him last night to try and bank a […]

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Week 140593

How is everyone entering week 140593 of lockdown? We are muddling through with lots of highs and a few lows. I seem to think one minute yep, totally got this, could carry on for months. Then out of nowhere I just want to cry all day, desperately sad missing my family and friends. I am […]

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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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Hit the pause button

The weirdest part about having children is the pull. You are so torn between wanting your children to be little forever and desperately wanting to fast-forward to see the adult they will become. Pleading to get through a horrible phase as quickly and unscathed as possible, yet desperately sad as your baby disappears before your […]

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School mum

At the tender age of 30 I became a school mum, no longer smug booking term time holidays at bargain prices. I’d heard so many horror stories about the dreaded school gate. A year in, what would I tell myself? BBC’s Motherland, a comedy based around a group of school mums is actually quite depressing […]

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