My Kate Winslet/Gwyneth Paltrow moment

“Oh my God, I can’t believe it…I didn’t think I was going to win anything! Okay…Oh look, I really did win it! Oh gosh, okay. Thank you so much. Thank


Mr Shark saves the day

I love it when children’s toys can be put to a practical use.  Let me explain…A few nights ago we awoke to a cold and misty morning.  There was a distinct chill in


Siblings: worlds apart from the start

Who knew children could be like chalk and cheese right from the word go? Image credit In my last post, I talked about my pregnancy with Olivia, the diagnosis of

talipes, clubfoot

Best foot forward: living with clubfoot

What is clubfoot and how is it treated? It’s always a shock when you are told that your baby isn’t developing quite as it should be during pregnancy. That’s what


What’s in my bag? Come and see…

What on earth can a mother keep in her handbag? This week I have had a close encounter of the very random kind. Over on twitter, some very lovely mummy

favourite teddy bear

Best friends: a girl and her favourite teddy bear

My daughter’s first love. Teddy bears are funny things. What is it about them that children love so much? What is it that attracts children to one particular bear –


Poppy pride

Why I think wearing a poppy is important. Today, the nation will fall silent for 2 minutes at 11am to remember those who have fought, and still are fighting, in

Lewis Moody

A Moody Englishman of the best kind

A surprise meeting with rugby star, Lewis Moody. It’s been one of those days today. Well, it started out as one of those days – you know, one of those

Getting ready for winter, winter weather, snow

Preparing for a winter wonderland

Refusing to be caught out by the weather this year. The weather has been fairly mild of late, only recently getting colder.  It’s finally starting to sink in for me

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