Category Archives: Motherhood

Highway to the…

*PMT zone* Sometimes I wonder whether there are any people on earth more annoying than middle class, middle aged parents.  (Obv if you are reading this, I don’t mean you). I realise I am not saying anything new or surprising here. … Continue reading

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50 shades of meh

On my way to work I suddenly remembered that we need one of these doofuses because our new kitchen door whacks the wall every time you open it… Hopefully it will also function as a Microbe/cat entertainment system. Matilda discovered one while we … Continue reading

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Workin’ 9 to 5

Sometimes writing a rambling blog that you only ever expect your nearest & dearest to read can have unexpected side effects. E.g. about twice a year James receives an email offering him the chance to review garden toys and games. … Continue reading

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What a way to make a living

Blah. I seem to be made of tiredness and guilt at the moment… Guilt at going back to work… Guilt at Hubble’s long nursery days and shunting the boy to something called ‘Fit for Sport’ for almost 5 hours a day in order to make … Continue reading

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There’s a club if you’d like to go

So… its week three, and all I can say is that I’m full of empathy for the Microbe. It’s a tough enough business starting school without the added handicap of being the only child in your class without a ready-made clique of … Continue reading

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Basket case

Dear reader, I might have developed a slight basket problem. It seems to have crept up on me… It was alright at the start. Just the occasional purchase of those ubiquitous, cloth-lined baskets to store bathroom clutter and to organise tiny … Continue reading

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It’s gruesome…

What is it with people who do studio photography for schools and nurseries that makes them want to create such hideous and unnatural portraits? No matter what your child looks like in real life, they somehow manage to turn every single one … Continue reading

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