I honestly don’t know where to begin with this blog post. To say it’s a subject that’s been going through my mind for a while is an understatement – in my blog post drafts I have one entitled “My 5 year old does sexy dancing”… well my 5 year old is now 9 years old, and the over-sexualisation of girls seems to be getting worse.… Read more
I saw in 2015 in London, all set for another year in the lovely neighbourhood we’d been living in for the previous 4 years. Then one short year later I waved goodbye to 2015 on a beach in Mauritius. Talk about a change!
2015 was a massive year for us. We made the first decision to leave London.… Read more
It was about 6 o’clock in the evening and for once the news was on. My 8 year old daughter was sitting next to me, and she watched with me as families in Budapest tried desperately to get on to a train.
“What’s going on?” she asked me. “Why won’t they let them get on the train?… Read more
I’m not one for new year’s resolutions. I learnt many many years ago that they’re a recipe for failure. However I am one for goals and dreams. Around about this time last year I blogged about mine and Hubs’s plans for 2014. It was scary to commit my goals to “paper”, and then to share them with the world, but it makes you far more accountable and likely to achieve your goals.… Read more
Most mums I know run around like headless chickens pretty much every waking hour of the day, every day. Trying to fit in the million and one jobs that being a mum entails.
I have been asked quite a few times recently how I do it, so I thought I’d share how I save time where I can.… Read more
To my darling L,
You are 8 years old today, and to mark your big day here is this year’s special letter (last year’s letter is here). I cannot for the life of me understand how on earth you can possibly be 8 years old. Surely it was just yesterday that we held you, our first baby, in our arms, this tiny bundle of 2.7kg of joy.… Read more
There are various great reasons to live in England instead of France. You pay fewer taxes. You have to deal with far less bureaucracy. People are more polite. There is less dog poo everywhere. It’s easier to have a career and to get a job in general.
BUT you do miss out on some of the great things that France has to offer.… Read more