Turn to the books

Everything feels so tough right now. I feel guilty for making a choice to turn the news off. Guilty I have the option to turn off something that is making me anxious when people are living it, not able to turn it off or escape. Guilty for seeming to care more about this crisis than […]

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January

I really like January. The promise of a new year, fresh beginnings and hope. This year more than ever I feel I am clinging onto the latter with both hands. Articles are starting to quote scientists who have optimism that the worst is behind us and I really want to ride that wave of hope […]

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Fa la la la la, la la la la

Just keep swimming. Will we see family this year? Will we get locked down for January? Will my house ever be tidy? Is there even room for new toys in the playroom? Will I ever wrap the presents? Last Christmas felt so difficult trying to feel festive when the festivities were snatched away so close […]

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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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3.0

Just wanted to do a quick post to check in and make sure everyone was ok and coping with lockdown 3.0? I feel like I am on a rollercoaster. One minute I am grateful for the extra time we all get to spend together and so thankful for our home and safety, the next minute […]

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What a six weeks

I can’t quite believe it’s been over six weeks since Sybbie arrived. The eve of lockdown she decided to make an appearance along with the suspense and ultimate disappointment that she wouldn’t meet many people for some time. She still hasn’t met everyone and hardly anyone properly, who even knows when she will. It makes […]

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