You may or may not be aware that last Friday was the inaugural World Afro Day, a day of celebration and education about yes, Afro hair. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you’ll know that Boy1 has been growing his fro for nearly two years now. Whilst he’s trimmed it down and … More Let’s talk about ‘fros
Well if you’re a fan of daytime TV you might have spotted my mug on The Chase quiz show today. I won’t share the result in case you want to watch on catch up, but either way it was a brill day. I’d always wanted to do a quiz show and when my son asked … More Chasing dreams…
I'm very excited to share a little delivery that arrived today…. My new date jar courtesy of a fab mum-run business, A Year of Dates. The concept is simple, but impressive. A jar of 52 envelopes (yes an idea for EVERY weekend), each with a little date idea inside. The envelopes are colour coded so … More A Year of Dates
Boy 1 has just entered his last year of single digits. I never really saw it as a ‘thing’ when I was younger, but it really has struck me just what a milestone turning 10 is and how much I have learned from my first few years of being a mother. Not just the cliched … More 9 lessons from 9 years of parenting
Two weeks ago today, I was stood at Manchester airport departures waiting to board a flight for a weekend in Barcelona with friends. Yep, you read that correctly. I was going away with FRIENDS. No husband, no kids, just me, in the Spanish sun. Seriously, yay me!! But I didn’t make it. I ended up … More The week I stopped parenting…
I’ve noticed a few Groupon offers for a place called Total Ninja in Trafford Park. Given Boy1s obessesion with obstacle courses etc, I checked out the website. OMG a genuine Ninja Warrior style obstacle course. In Manchester (screams). Then through a random Facebook group I discovered they have launched weekday toddler sessions, so just had … More Review: Total Ninja (toddler session)
It’s been nearly a month since my last post. I struggled to write that, then the heartbreaking events of the London Bridge attack, Grenfell Tower tragedy and last night’s mosque attack, topped off with a general election have left me lost for words. Nothing seems important or worthy of a post. Why would someone spend … More Back to reality….
God, I hate these posts. Paris, Manchester and now another attack in London. As a parent what do I do? I always try to stay positive. I’m factual with my son so as not to shelter him, but when two attacks on home soil happen within less than a month of each other it’s so … More Is fear winning?
It’s been 48 hours since my beautiful city was attacked. 48 hours since 22 lives were taken. 48 hours since many more lives were impacted in ways we’ll never really be able to measure. I’m broken hearted. I can’t find the words to express how I feel. Shocked, saddened, scared, angry, confused. But what I … More Manchester: Keep on buzzin’
So any fan of so called ‘instamums’ would no doubt have seen or heard about an article that appeared today in a certain national newspaper. I’m not going to link to it but it starts with Daily and rhymes with ‘Fail’. The ‘article’ basically slammed some of my favourite mama bloggers and authors, Clemmie Telford, … More Mothers unite for fish fingers. Seriously…