At a recent job interview I was asked to give a series of one word descriptions of myself. Always a joy. 'How would your friends / peers / former bosses describe you?' they asked me. I racked my brain for positive one word answers that wouldn't make me come across like a complete nutjob. Then … Continue reading Give Me One Word
When I thought of my future family I never envisaged myself with three children, let alone three boys, but here I am surrounded by my crazy little trio. I often have pinch myself moments when I see all three of them running around together and realise that they are in fact all mine. Followed by … Continue reading Is Three The Magic Number?
It's been a year since I lost my mum. I still find that turn of phrase a bit odd. It sounds like I've casually misplaced her or lost her in the supermarket aisles. My boys use more direct language when they talk about it. You've got to love their matter of fact interpretation of the … Continue reading Light Through The Fog
Last night I ventured out of the confines of my comfort zone, otherwise known as Netflix and wine, and went along to a taster session for the local Rock Choir. I'd been meaning to join for a while, but when moaning to a friend that I'd been feeling a bit down in the dumps she … Continue reading Just Sing, Sing a Song
Not old as in age - though we are edging towards 40 - you before me, oh how I like being the baby now! But old as in we’ve known one another for what feels like forever, in a good way of course. We met when we were propelled into adulthood, wanting to appear brave … Continue reading Dear Old Friend
Strictly season is upon us - I'm not ashamed to admit it's my favourite time of year. At home I've nailed the quick quicks, but I'm stumbling over the slows. Don't worry the husband and I haven't taken up the foxtrot (though we did a dance class years ago and were told we weren't compatible … Continue reading Quick Quick Slow
This photo tells a very different story from our reality. That is attempting to raise three respectable boys, nurturing a home and careers, while trying not to nitpick over dirty socks abandoned by the laundry bin and squished biscuits in car seats. No this image shows a young(ish!) couple in the South of France enjoying … Continue reading Just You & Me