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Being Mum: Is It Enough?

Last week on a totally average Wednesday at home, I decided to record my daily duties.  I rarely sit down when I’m at home during the day and there never seems to be enough hours in the day, so what do I actually do?   The day included three loads of laundry (to...

We’re Busy Doing Nothing

Since the children broke up from school, we’ve done very little.  When I say little, I mean not a lot at all.  We’ve not been bone idle – quite busy in fact – but since we returned from Cub Camp at the very beginning of the holidays, we have only ventured beyond...

No More Pre-School: The End of An Era

This afternoon, my littlest had her stay and play session at big school.  She skipped in happily and trotted out beaming.  It helps that she is more than used to the school itself as her three siblings are all there.  She knows the teachers and the setting.  In terms of learning and...

If In Doubt, Dance It Out

I’ve danced my way through many milestones in my life.  I had dancing lessons as a child – ballet, a short stint at tap and modern and strangely, a fair few years of Greek dancing. Who actually does Greek dancing? I’m not even Greek. I digress…I debuted as a dalmation puppy and worked...

Nothing To See Here…

It is a well-known fact amongst my friends that much more often than I’d like, the actual, physical chaos of our house (i.e. mess and filth) requires a closed-door policy.  By this, I mean that if I didn’t enforce a, “you seriously can’t come in” greeting, Environmental Health would. I spend 90%...

Have Kids, Will Travel

Before we had kids, The Captain and I spent all our money on travelling.  We spent six months on a round-the-world adventure back in 1999.  Our unconventional honeymoon involved a hugely exciting (and largely unromantic) train journey from Berlin to China.  We managed numerous shorter holidays and frequent foreign weekends away, often...

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