Let's talk booze. In today's world, drinking is well and truly ingrained in mum culture. For our parents' generation it was more about half a shandy down the pub on a Friday night or a sly brandy on a Saturday. Now it's a daily occurrence, a necessity. Our weapon of choice. Wine O'clock, Gin Time … Continue reading Anyone for Gin…No Sorry Tea?
Apparently this summer everyone is busy #makingmemories. But what's the key to success? What makes a moment stay put? Forever logged. I recently asked my eight year old what he remembers most about living in Geneva. He screwed up his eyes in a thoughtful fashion then said 'the really great meatballs we used to have … Continue reading Making Memories
I found her in Ibiza... So it turns out I can still party. Really REALLY party. I'm not talking about a simple drunken mum wiggle at a wedding, more out-dancing the Millennials. It was a revelation. You see the big 40 is descending on me. Rapidly. T-minus 30 days to be exact. I know, I … Continue reading Frivolous At Forty
When I was pregnant I was obsessed with birth stories. I'd devour the monthly columns and online forums - by the time it was my turn I thought I was well-versed in how to give birth. But then I soon discovered that nothing can truly prepare you. I had my first in Switzerland. In the … Continue reading The Arrivals
I've just finished Matt Haig's Reasons to Stay Alive. I was intrigued to read it after listening to him on Fearne Cotton's fabulous podcast Happy Place. The combination of her upbeat yet grounded approach and his familiar, warm Yorkshire tone made for wonderful Sunday listening. He spoke frankly about his personal battle with the black … Continue reading Happiness Is
My husband and I are childhood sweethearts (which divides the camp into 'ah so lovely' and 'what that's crazy!'- usually a female vs male reaction). Thankfully though this has meant that I've managed to avoid any of those big boyfriend break-ups that crush your insides and leave you reaching for the second bottle a la Bridget Jones. But … Continue reading The Break-Up
Excuse the sentimental post. Ever since seeing the amazing play Girl From The North Country, I've been obsessed with their version of the Bob Dylan classic Forever Young. The lyrics really ring true. They carry the words I'd like to say to my three boys. (Typically I try to sing it to them in the … Continue reading Forever Young