It was February 2012, and I was holding yet another negative pregnancy test. We’d been trying for Baby Number 2 for a quite a few months, and I had that kick in my gut from yet another negative. So I decided to come back at it by creating a mummy blog.… Read more
I wasn’t going to write anything about the US election results, partly because I didn’t want to get caught up in all the fighting and partly because I just didn’t know what to say. But I’ve received so many messages, asking me how you can possibly live the life you love when you are experiencing such fear, shock, disappointment, worry, stress and sadness at the Trump victory.… Read more
A year ago my little family and I moved from the UK to Mauritius. And I know lots of people thought “what lucky b*stards!” but what most people don’t know is that this is a journey that Ben and I have been on since the end of 2003. So today I want to share the sacrifices we made for our dream to come true.… Read more
How many hours have you spent dreaming about how much better your life would be if only you lived elsewhere? Your relationship would be incredible, your kids would be better behaved, you would be the advert-perfect wife and mum. Countless hours I’m guessing. Well I’m here to burst your bubble. I live in paradise and the grass isn’t greener here than in London.… Read more
Are you the Queen of Comparison?
How many times have you looked at someone – a friend, neighbour, colleague, school mum, family member – and said to yourself “she’s got it all, she’s got it made, she’s got such a good life”? And then turned round and compared it to your own life?… Read more
Go on. Admit it. You’re addicted to social media and it’s ruining your life.
What’s the first thing you do in the morning? Grab your phone and open Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest.
Even before kissing the person lying next to you, or saying good morning?
Welcome to my world.
Or should I say my old world?… Read more
On Thursday evening I took one look at my out of control to do list (work and personal) and decided to sack it all off on Friday and take Léna and her friend to the beach.
She is now at an age where she can be pretty much left to her own devices, so while the two of them climbed trees, did colouring in and just general beach stuff for 9 and 10 year olds, I sat and read.… Read more
I’d never heard of the term “Toxic Friend” until a couple of years ago, but I understood it immediately.
If you know me at all you’ll know that I’m a happy-go-lucky kind of person, I’m positive and optimistic with a glass that is always at least half full. I also have lots of self-confidence BUT even I have got knocked down by toxic friends before, and the pain of being hurt this way can be quite unbearable at times.… Read more
I wasn’t going to blog about Brexit, I’ve written “political” posts on this blog before and received abusive comments in return, and it’s not nice, but I can’t not say anything.
When I woke up on Friday morning, at 3am UK time (6am Mauritius time), Remain was leading. Just. And through the course of my morning I watched as it became apparent that Leave would win.… Read more
When I originally decided to blog about my 40 year old body the title that came to mind was “Coming to terms with my 40 year old body”, but the more I thought about it the more I hated the whole negativity of it, and I started to list reasons I was proud of my 40 year old body.… Read more