Things have been a bit crazy round here at the moment. We’ve had some great news, and some potentially awful news, and so I feel a bit all over the place and quite stressed. So I’m trying hard to just go with the flow as much as possible and think about both the big and the small things that I have to be grateful for in my life. 7 Things I’m Feeling Grateful For My daughter’s health My little 5… View Post

Man alive – the last couple of weeks has been hellish! I was massively looking forward to a couple of weeks off with my girl; I worked hard (ish) to get enough work done, I got the house in order (ish), and I had a load of fun plans for the two of us, including lots of park time, cinema, the farm with her cousin, a family barbeque and seeing friends for lunch. But you know happens when you make… View Post

Dear Louise,   It’s hard being 18 isn’t it? I know you don’t think you’re very pretty now, or that your body is the way you want it to be, and I know your lovely mum tells you all the time how you should be grateful for it now whilst you still have that young body. But I’m afraid it’s true. One day in the future you will look back at old photos of yourself and think, ‘Why the hell… View Post

I love this time of year; the nights are getting longer, the days are getting warmer, and there’s that anticipation of summer, and holidays and ice creams in the air. Usually in April we mostly get lots of showers with perhaps the odd warm day, but this year we’ve already had lots of lovely weather, and it’s been great. This year for the first time in many years, we have a family holiday booked (for next month!!!) and we’re all… View Post

So yesterday it was ruled by the highest court in all the land, that parents cannot take their kids out of school for term-time holidays without risking being fined. Supreme Courst¬†Justices have ruled against father, Jon Platt who had refused to pay a fine issued after he’d taken his six-year old daughter on holiday during term-time. This was after he won his case at both Magistrates and High Court after arguing that his daughter had attended school regularly and actually… View Post