Anxiety – It’s not just me!

**DISCLAIMER** I’m not looking to diminish anxiety for those that do suffer from it, especially as I myself suffer from it in many of its various forms, I’m just wondering if we shouldn’t all take a little comfort from the thought of anxiety being much more common than we think. Anxiety and depression is the most common mental disorder in Britain (source), and every day there are new celebrities, bloggers and YouTubers opening up about their own struggles – Why is it then, that as soon as these niggling little […]

Just My Luck

Firstly…it has snowed! It has actually bloody well snowed! Side note: I love snow, always have and always will, but snow does not love me and therefore I’m usually just trapped inside hoping that I don’t break my neck when the time comes to put my bins out. Yesterday was miserable, so I’m extra glad that it has snowed overnight as it’s almost (just about) half made up for the awfully freezing weather we had yesterday. Almost the entirety of the last two months have been spent held up in […]

Sir Spam-a-lot…

So I’m back… OK, maybe you did or did not notice that I had a bit of a break, but I am back either way! It was the holidays and I was struggling to spend time with my family and friends (Who near enough ALL either work or are in full time education!) and feed and bath my child, so I decided to take some time out! Whilst I was away, however, my blog became victim to spammers! (I know it’s annoying, but actually this was the first time I […]

Things Girls Starting A Diet ALWAYS Say…

I’m starting a diet today…AGAIN. (Yes, I know!) I am one of those girls that tells themselves a thousand times a month that she will diet, and then at the end of the month I will look back and count all the weight that I could have lost but didn’t! I usually start of by saying things like – – I will start my new diet tomorrow! Tomorrow is the day! – Diet today! New diet, new day, new me! – I can basically feel the fat dripping off me […]

To My Dear Jog Bottoms…

Dear fluffy jog bottoms, When I was younger I hated you. I refused to wear you and associated you only with “chavs”. For this I am sorry – I truly am. I reached for you in my wardrobe today, thanking god that Blighty was finally cooling down enough for me to wear you. You hug me so nicely and are so soft against my skin. You also forgive me for not dieting over these past few months, even though I promised I would with such conviction. You do not cut […]

I Wanna Be Where The People Are

Today I really wanted to write a post about how irritating it is when children REFUSE to sleep because they think that they are missing out on some great party – but that post would have literally been a rant about how Mini has refused to go to sleep the past few nights. (In fact, as I type this she is upstairs shouting and banging around because next doors children are in their garden.) I knew exactly what I wanted to call the piece however – I Wanna Be Where […]

Dating Tales: The Time I Dated The Devil

I know you’re all thinking it – It’s about time for another disastrous dating tale! (OK, yes I do know that literally none of you were thinking that, but I’m gonna go ahead and write it anyway!) This is actually a story that I don’t think I have told anyone before, but it is nevertheless true. Back in my sad and lonely uni days, when I really should have been using my free time to do my assignments, I was on dating websites and chatting to boys. (This was to […]

Things To Do With A Child When It’s Hot

If your child is anything like mine, then as soon as it’s even a little warm outside they start to whinge. Here are a few things that I have used to combat the grumbling – – Ice lollies that inevitably end up in a puddle of sticky mess on of the following surfaces; carpet, patio, grass, pram, baby, Mummy. (Ice creams are similar. I feel for any parent whose child is old enough to understand the pied piper call of the ice cream van.) – The park, so that you […]

What’s In My (Nappy) Bag?

I seem to be clearing out my bag every two or three days and yet somehow its always full and I’m always left looking like an idiot searching for my purse or bus ticket whilst a queue forms behind me. I cannot fathom how it always gets to full, when I merely carry the essentials! My purse: With fifteen pence in pennies, two five pence pieces and an abundance of receipts for milk from Iceland, most of which are from months ago. (Why do I never seem to keep the […]

Reasons I’m Jealous of My 1yr Old

For some ungodly reason, my little Mini-Me has started whinging when in her pram. She’s only just started walking, and because of this has not yet been set free to ransack the bottom shelves of Asda or Boots, so why she insists that sitting in the pram for longer than 20 minutes is unacceptable, I have no idea! This always tends to happen in the busiest of shops too – and I’m sure she’s trying to show off to everyone just how little control I actually have her – so […]