Tag: Humour

Summer holiday diary: Week 1

Earlier in the week, over on Facebook, I decided to keep a School Holiday Diary. Of sorts. You know, pick out the highlights of the day, that sort of thing. Given this is a blog and that’s really what it’s for, I thought why not share it here. So here …

Oh, bugger: The toddler’s first swear

It has happened; we have a swear word. Another milestone ticked off the list; the final one in fact. You might be thinking that as the big one is off in the wide world of preschool at the moment (or has been, it’s the holidays… did I mention that yet?), …

A day in the life of us

Where do you get your material? Do you have to “enhance” your stories to make people laugh? This was a question posed by another blogger in an interview series. You can see the interview in its entirety here, if you are so inclined, but my answer was (and I quote): Oh …

17 reasons the summer sucks when you have small kids

The summer holidays are great fun when you’re a kid. Less so when you’re a parent. The summer is meant to be the best part of the year – flip flops, sunglasses, cocktails, sun loungers and no cares at all – but the truth is that when you’re a parent …

The totally definitive top ten of 90s fashion

So you may or may not be aware that over on Facebook I have a bit of a reputation for being a fashionista, bringing the newest and most exciting fashion trends to the attention of my followers.  It’s a gift that I don’t mind sharing. I’m nice like that. My …

And so that’s it, baby stage over: Turning two

Two. Definitely not a baby anymore. Yes, they’ll always be my babies – but to the rest of the world, they aren’t. They’re children, a million miles away from the super squidgy and helpless newborns that once screamed all night, fed all day, and puked all over me with gay …

Mum v child: The puke edition

The last month has been action-packed. As the eagle-eyed Instagram followers among you (or the seven that actually see my pictures, cheers IG) will know, I was away in Manchester for a weekend in May, and then after one night at home I went off to Paris on a childfree …

The heat is on: The life cycle of a paddling pool

It’s hot. Oh, so hot.  The bastard birds and brilliant 4.30am sunlight have woken up everyone at the arsecrack of dawn and you have a sweaty little interloper in your bed acting like a violent hot water bottle. Tired, grumpy and perspiring, today is not the day for adventures. Waaaah …

The gang goes to Ikea for a lovely family day out

Today, or yesterday to you, we popped to the garden centre because that is basically what you do when you have kids.  We had absolutely zero intention of buying any plants – don’t be silly, I don’t need more things to keep alive – but they have a cafe, a …

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