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  • Teddy & Me 23.7.21

    Tonight you fell asleep With your arm wrapped around me, Nose to nose, Then Cheek to cheek. A cuddly blue dinosaur gradually being relinquished ...
  • Minecraft Party for my 7 year old son

    My 7 year old (and my 5 year old come to that) is obsessed with Minecraft at the moment, and there are a few kids in his class that play with him online too…so he asked for a Minecraft party and invited 7 of his friends from his school class.

    Here are some of the activities and other things we did at his party. It was brilliant fun, if a bit chaotic at times, so I hope this is helpful for other parents of Minecraft-obsessed children out there!

  • This quote will make you relax, I promise

    "Today is brand new for all of us"   I have absolutely no idea who said this, but isn't it a doozy of a quote??   Every time I read it my shoulde...
  • Easy Dinosaur Cake Template

    Hi hi hi! Here’s my easy cake template for a super simple, but super cool dinosaur birthday cake!   All you need to do is make your cake of choice ...
  • Reducing my anti-depressants Part 2

    Well, I’m still going. Here’s a little update.  Friday 30th April - day 16 Yesterday was the first day I spent under a blanket on the sofa, feeling...
  • Tips for working at home with your kids around

    Ok, I know this has been going on for a year now, so you're probably all experts at this by now hey? Well, if the conversations at the school gates...
  • Tips for being a less-stressed parent

    Here are some of my top tips for being a less-stressed parent. 1) Be prepared. Ok, raise your hand if you've ever had to change your baby's nappy i...
  • Reducing my anti-depressants

    After 7 years on anti-depressants, and 4 years on this particular one, I'm finally feeling good and am starting to reduce them....   I feel torn ab...
  • My Eco Promise

    Ok, I've been thinking about writing this blog for months now. I wanted to get it just right, to remember everything, but I just had to do it in th...
  • Talking about feelings with your kids

    Right now, we're in another lockdown. It's the beginning of February while I'm writing this, and we've been in full lockdown in the UK since before...
  • Best pancake recipe

    Hey hey! I wanted to share with you my favourite pancake recipe that i will be using today to celebrate pancake day!   It makes super thin, crepe-...
  • Decorating a cotton crown with iron on vinyl

    Well, that title says it like it is doesn’t it?!   This week, I’ve been experimenting with crowns. Christmas 2020 was the year of the reusable crow...