I have a lot of pet hates, that’s just the kinda gal I am. But parenting has expanded this list significantly. So much so that it warrants its own Parenting Pet Peeves series. And so I present to you PPP #1: Inappropriate clothes for kids. (Particularly babies)
Firstly, I know I’ve been a bit quiet on the blogging front recently – but I’ve been beavering away behind the scenes, working on relaunching this blog with a new name and new look, which will hopefully go live in a few days. I wasn’t going to post again until the relaunch but a topic… Continue reading My take on the Protein World advert
I wrote this post a few days ago, and I’ve been putting off posting it ever since. I’ve just spent the last hour reading the tweets of a soap actor from a programme I don’t even watch, in the name of procrastination. I’m definitely scared to post this and I’m not sure why. I think… Continue reading What depression actually feels like.
Dear Milton Keynes, I love you. Perhaps that’s a bit forward, but it’s true. I was out and about in you yesterday, on the most beautiful early spring day and you were looking amazing. Now I know that everywhere looks great in the sunshine, but you REALLY do. Like, really really do. Because you are super young… Continue reading A love letter to my home town
Okay, so this is a biggie, and I can’t pretend that I’m going to be able to do the subject justice, but I’m going to give it my best shot. I feel like I should also add a disclaimer to say that this is only my personal take on the issue, and everyone’s experience of… Continue reading Domestic violence: break the silence.
Dear Reader, I appear to have developed a case of what I’m calling, Smug Twat-itis. Even if you haven’t heard the term (likely – given that I just coined it. How do I go about getting a trademark on that…?) you’re likely to have encountered people who are afflicted with it. You know the type –… Continue reading “Smug Twat-itis”
As a fitness fanatic and social media addict, a new initiative has recently caught my eye on Twitter. This Girl Can (www.thisgirlcan.co.uk) is a Sports England campaign which is “a celebration of active women up and down the country who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or… Continue reading This Girl Can: Inspiring or patronising?
#nofilter Instagram. Twitter. Facebook. I use them all, obsessively. I think in hashtags (I sometimes speak in them too) and every photo is taken with an Instagram filter in mind. I share my life on social media. Or rather, an edited version of it. If you believe my Instagram page, I live in a Amaro-tinted… Continue reading Livin’ in an Instagram world.
“I’m dancing on my own//make the moves up as I go” I love Taylor Swift. (A bit too much if you believe the restraining order). That’s right, I’m a 29 year old mother, with a raging crush on a 24 year old pop star (25 this week, fact fans). My love affair with Taylor Swift… Continue reading Taylor swift: A love story.
So, being skinny seems to have fallen out of favour somewhat lately; gossip mags and Pinterest are full of ” real women have curves” and “who wants to cuddle up to a stick?” messages. ( By the way – “curves”? What do I have? Corners?) The bottom line seeming to be, that if you were… Continue reading “Real women have curves”