• Chasing away the post-news blues

    March 30, 2017

    Struggling to be upbeat after yesterday’s Brexit / Article 50 triggering / news onslaught on top of general terrible news / everything from America / everything in general / it’s too much / make it stop / someone, please? It’s not just you. I thought: Head in the sand, there would be no triggering. Instead, the…

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  • Nine alternative ways to protest (when you’re a parent of small children)

    February 3, 2017

    What are the best ways to protest when you’re a parent of small children, and can’t go to a protest march? I’ve been thinking about this a lot this week, for all the obvious reasons, mainly while I was trapped under a sleeping toddler and couldn’t even go to the kitchen (again). Like most people I…

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  • Flowers and superpowers; a little life update

    January 20, 2017

    I feel like I should be inspired by the fresh start and new year but it never really works out like that, does it?! January means organising two birthdays in our house and also the incredibly dull tax return season (mine is DONE…stay awake at the back there!). So in lieu of a proper post, here’s…

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  • Talking, children, Mary Poppins and politics

    July 14, 2016

    Do you talk to your children about politics? I’ve always taken mine along with me to vote and had vague discussions about the ‘red team’ and the ‘blue team’ (not to be confused with football, another hot topic in this household as their dad’s a long-suffering Sheffield Wednesday fan).

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