• Life lessons I’ve (accidentally) learned in 2016

    December 31, 2016

    It’s fair to say 2016 has been the equivalent of the anguished face emoji about a million times over, for all the obvious and well-publicised reasons. It’s been a shocker, hasn’t it? When I had a look back at the posts I’ve written over the past 12 months, I realised that while I’ve spent a…

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  • Late to the (Christmas) party

    December 23, 2016

    Ages and ages ago, far back in the swirly mists of time, I wrote a post called late to the party about the things everyone has loved for ages that I’d only just started to like. Now Christmas is a time of traditions and is made up of doing the same lovely things over and over every…

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  • How do I love tea? The joys of the morning routine

    December 21, 2016

    How do I love tea? Let me count the ways… Puns aside, I really really love tea and it’s an integral part of my hectic morning routine. One of my enduring childhood memories is of my dad bringing my mum the morning gift of tea to wake her up. Every morning. What an absolute hero!

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  • Powerful women? We need to look to the future…

    December 14, 2016

    The Radio 4 Women’s Hour Power list was published today to mark the 70th anniversary of the show. It’s a list of seven women who have had the greatest impact on our world over the past 70 years. Coming in at number one is Margaret Thatcher, presumably, hopefully, for the power of her impact, not the dreadful…

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  • How not to lose your child’s favourite toy, or the tale of Rainbow Dash and the Comedy of Errors

    December 8, 2016

    They say those who don’t learn from their mistakes are doomed to repeat them and WE LOST ONE OF MY CHILDREN’S FAVOURITE TOYS. AGAIN. And I have no idea how it happened.

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  • Post-natal depletion; sound at all familiar?

    December 1, 2016

    Are you suffering from tiredness, exhaustion, general all-round forgetfulness and feeling really emotional, with a poor memory…and did you have a baby in the past seven years? Well, you might have post-natal depletion. You probably haven’t heard the term, but the symptoms could be REALLY familiar.

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  • How party season changes when you’re a parent

    November 29, 2016

    It’s Christmas party season! I know this because a) it’s December this week so of course it’s Christmas party season b) All the women’s magazines in the shop are telling me to ‘get the party season look’ while I saunter past in my mum parka on the hunt for CBeebies mag and c) All the…

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