There would appear to be two camps when it comes to the Summer Holidays; those parents who L O V E them, who can’t tell you enough how much they love spending time with their children; then there are those who visibly shudder at the mention of it, and who dread six continuous weeks with […]Read More Summer Holidays: Love them or Loathe them? Here’s How I Manage them…
As it’s Mental Health Day I thought I’d put it out there: I have depression. It sucks. This is very typically flippant of me, but trust me, this is a big deal. I don’t tell people. 99% of my family and friends don’t know (or at least, I haven’t told them). And that’s the way […]Read More Me + My Depression
I think I’m ready to go back to work…or at least do some kind of work. I never planned to be a SAHM, it’s just kind of how it went, and I’ve done it for 2 ½ years now. I think I’ve had enough. I’m a bit bored. I’m not really a Mumsy-Mum. I miss […]Read More What About ME?
Food hasn’t been a love/hate relationship, nor a saga of an eating disorder, but for me, it’s quite important. I’ve always loved food. I remember returning home from friend’s houses as a child and telling Mum (on the doorstep as I was being dropped off) that I was still hungry, much to her mortification. I enjoy […]Read More My Food Journey
This week I become a non-person. The Big Little Man goes back to school. The Little Little Man will still be at home with me, but come the 21st September, I will not be joining my fellow Access classmates by starting university. I know, I’ve told you the whole dry rot saga. My dreams have […]Read More Non-Person
We have gone from the income of two full time workers, to one. I can’t quite say it’s been split in half because I earnt a bit less than my husband, but it’s still significant. Any house with two full-time working parents will tell you that it is a balancing act unknown even to the […]Read More Living on a Budget: Less Money & Happier
Now, I have made rather a large hullabaloo (love that word) about giving up work, doing an Access course and returning to university in September, in order to achieve the lifestyle that I want for myself and my family. Hmmm. But what happens when your lovely turn of the century house becomes riddled with dry-bloody-rot? (Incidentally, I’ve now […]Read More When Life (in this case, mushrooms) gets in the way of Plans