As Good As It Gets

When you are a young child, you talk about what you would like to be when you grow up. You dream big – astronaut, writer, doctor, fireman, landscape gardener, gymnast, politician, deep-sea diver, rock star, teacher, Queen of your own country; or perhaps even all of the above… *coughs* As you enter your ...Read More

Talking About the M-Word

I spent most of Saturday afternoon at BritMums Live DREADING having to get up and read a post out at the Blogger’s Keynote. I knew this would happen.  I do not get nervous walking into a room full of strangers and making conversation with the person standing next to me.  I hardly ever fret about ...Read More

Solo Parenting during the World Cup

The Greek God(zilla) is at the World Cup in Brazil – for work. Everyone keeps telling me how lucky he is. For a football fan, i guess this is true.  I suppose the equivalent exciting work assignment for me would to blog LIVE from the set of Grey’s Anatomy. His friends think I am ...Read More

Blogger’s Keynote at BritMums Live

Two years ago, I stood on the stage at Britmums Live and read out a post to 500 people about being hungover.  Ironically, I was secretly pregnant at the time and had not touched a drop of alcohol in about 7-weeks. I was a different person then. My blog was a little over a ...Read More

Sponsored Video Trailer: Chef

There’s a new feel-good comedy out this summer called Chef, which I am itching to see. It is written and directed by Jon Favreau and stars Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergera and Dustin Hoffman, to name but a few. The story starts with Chef Carl Casper, also played by Jon ...Read More

The Rules of Wine Club

The first rule of Wine Club is that only people in Wine Club can talk about Wine Club.  Blogging about it is ok, so long as we do not disclose the location of the premises or the names of its members.  This *may* be because Wine Club *may* be masquerading as Book Club ...Read More

A Weekend in Tarragona

I went to Spain a couple of weeks ago for a child-free/husband-free weekend away to celebrate my sister-in-law’s upcoming nuptials. The Greek God(zilla) was at home with the solo parenting gig, which is code for moving into his parents house for the weekend.  Solo parenting for my husband usually involves a visit to his mum’s, ...Read More

Your Time is More Important Than Mine

My time is more important than yours. This is the message the woman at the swimming pool was sending me when she left all of her belongings in one of the changing rooms for the duration of her child’s swimming lesson. Nobody else could use the room, even if they did get there first with a shivering 4-year old ...Read More

Limbo

Whenever I’ve not been able to write in the past, it has been because there was something going on in my life that I could not or did not want to write about. Some things are too trivial, others feel too huge. Some are too private.  Others are not just my story to ...Read More

The Barbecue King Loses His Crown

The pressure all got too much for the self professed Barbecue King when he delivered a feast of distinctly average proportions this weekend. The first sign that the Greek God(zilla) might be slightly off his game was when he returned home from the supermarket shop with only half of the food items I was expecting. This is actually ...Read More