I often hear people grumbling about friends not understanding why they can't do everything they used to and how boring people have got now they have children. The case is even more exaggerated when the friend in question has a child with 'needs'. Whether it be physical, mental or medical or a mix of all three, parents with children of 'needs' quite frankly have more to think about than what to have for tea or whether they'll make it to your birthday bash next week.Read More
So apparently there is an art to drinking 'Proper Coffee' and I had NO IDEA people took it all so seriously. I have never liked coffee but I'm liking it more and more now; I wasn't overly keen on hot drinks actually but I think mainly it was all because it was so bloody complicated!Read More
So I have been hibernating over the summer; you know like a bear or a squirrel does in winter but without the nuts and a bit less snow. Mainly because I'm on new medication that made me sleepy for a while, but also because the kids have been at home with me and the house needed me to hold it's hand throughout the ordeal that is called "the summer holidays".Read More
We as parents (that means all of us who've created lives, not just me) have many regrets about the things we did from the point we peed on the stick to the present day of tantrums and stressiness.Read More
Blogging is a funny old world. You have the highs, the lows, the crazies, the lovelies and the wine.... ALL THE WINE.
This weekend was Britmums Live, a blogging conference at The Brewery in London. I have been going to this conference for years now and each year has been completely different but with one similar tradition... Alice gets drunk and makes a tit out of herself to the amusement/annoyance of others. This years BML I did not disappoint in said tradition... even as I walked in I was instantly thrust upon some of CBeebies TwirlyWoos of which I may have accused of staring at my boobs! *face palm*Read More
Last month I attended BlogOn MOSI in Manchester, a conference run by a blogger for bloggers. The goody bags are immense and in them I found these little gems from Skin DoctorsRead More
No.21 is a big deal in our house, you know what with Kyd having 21 chromosomes and all that, but this awesome little infographic has made me laugh out loud and do quizzical 'ohhh I'd not thought of that' faces the whole way down.Read More
With virtual reality literally around the corner, iDisrupted author John Straw states that the battle to become the king of virtual reality will all come down to the porn industry.
Whatever you have planned to honour your dad this Father’s Day, make sure the celebration is complete by topping up his glass and treating him to his favourite tipple.Read More
I have been getting so wound up recently by people WHINING about their situations in life on social media... RARRRRRRR grow a pair mate. I am guilty of over sharing but for every negative whinge I bring with it a smile about something else, a sense of humour that goes a long way. At first it is natural to post sad help me things and everyone will come to you with support and love but after a while people just don't care and can physically be seen to roll their eyes at every update. It's embarrassing.Read More
I've had my wooden floor down for 9 months and I am not ashamed to say that I bloody love it. A little more than is normal. I do love Taylor Momsen though, Ok so I love her more than I should do too #girlcrush but there are many things about Miss Momsen that only a bloody good rug can beat...Read More
Hoff starts a new job this week and after 13 years at his old company this will be a BIG DAY for him. In preparation for his new start we decided to give the 'Hoffice' a clear out and freshen up ready for us both to work in.Read More
As part of the Radox Blogger Challenge, I have been reminiscing about times I have felt the way I do when I use each of the different products... here is a little glimpse inside my head whilst I'm in the shower... ewww errr.Read More
A national chain of cosmetic enhancement clinics has recently come under fire from a series of online magazines for their adverts- because the women featured weren’t perfect enough.... Say WHAT?!!Read More
Mental health awareness week means different things to different people and organisations. For Kenny Johnston, it’s an opportunity to show the stigma can be overcome and inspire people suffering in silence.
Those who truly love their dads, embarrass their dads. So forget the socks and mugs this Father’s Day – give Dad something which will have the whole family roaring with laughter: Accentuate. I love the idea of this game. My accents are AWFUL and so are my dad's so this is amazing. Also Hoff's idea of a scouse accent is the same as a farmer... no idea how or why but they sound the same when he tries.Read More
Ohhhh dammit, it's that time of year in which the shops start talking father's day. It is a lovely time of year and although before Hoff, when a single mum, it was just annoying and a bit sad that I had none to buy for. Now I just dread it because it means I have to once again think of what on earth to buy him. As if Birthdays, Anniversaries and Christmas weren't enough.Read More
It's voting day, instead of shouting at you to get your vote in I thought I'd do something a bit different...Read More
I'm struggling with this one. I feel overwhelmed by the idea of being nominated let alone shortlisted. Just look at the names on that list... I am in no way even close to their amazingness. I feel like I have sneaked into a party with no invite or blagged a job with a fake CV.Read More