Out of the mouth of babes

This morning as I swept eye shadow over my lids in an attempt to look grown up, my youngest daughter turned to me and said, with surprise… You look nice, why is that? It is…

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Money Saving: 31 days Sober Challenge

So yesterday marked 31 days without a drop of any of my friends.  Pinot is getting dusty on the wine rack, Gin is firmly on the shelf in the Co-op, Prosecco has been painfully absent…

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As dry January ends….

Let me start this post by clarifying my relationship with alcohol. For a long time, it has been a way of life.  When I was younger it was drinks after work, when I progressed to…

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Flat sharing with 12 year olds…

I am feeling pretty proud of myself this week, I have successfully managed to hold down this parenting job for twelve years.  Plus I survived the 9 month trial period before that. I did go…

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What doesn’t kill you makes you…..

What a weekend. It was a weekend of epic proportions, one where every second was accounted for; disasters happened, amazing things occurred and I ended up with two black eyes and a busted nose…. It…

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