No, not Love Island, I’m talking about that desert island that has been in people’s hearts and minds for the past 76 years and absolutely counts as one of my guilty pleasures in life. Desert Island Discs. To those of you reading this who are either not in the UK, it hasn’t reached your radar […]
At the risk of sounding like an intolerant grumpy old woman (don’t…) is it me or does it seem as though the second the Halloween masks are thrown in the bargain bin and the pumpkins are starting to rot outside the front door, (seriously, they stink) then out come the advent calendars, the gift idea catalogues […]
You think all this bed rest is going to be quite the nice little treat. You can watch all the boxsets, read all the books you’ve been meaning to for ages but the cold, brutal reality is you spend the majority of the day flicking through social media and watching Escape to the Country. You’re […]
Eight months, six chemotherapy and twenty three radiotherapy treatments ago, one of my very best friends was told the heart stopping news that she had breast cancer. She came round to tell me and although I can’t remember everything about that night (I should add there was no alcohol involved, just the earth shattering news) […]
So this week brought that little slip of paper in the school bag that confirms just when you have to go and sit with your childs’ teacher for 10-15 minutes and discuss exactly what they do in those hours between 9 and 3.30 when they aren’t with you. I like to think these hours involve […]
It feels as though all I have been doing in any spare time I had since about May is party planning. (I had a little bash for a birthday I had with a zero on the end of it recently, I know, I’ve barely mentioned it…..) This party took up a ridiculous amount of my […]
Somehow, somewhere between painstakingly applying nail varnish flowers to my Doc Marten boots, crying about being cruelly dumped on my 16th birthday (true story) and hard discussions about the best way to get your kids school shirt as white as it can be, I blinked and realised I was pushing 40. This week in fact. […]
This week I might have done a spot of shopping…..