I want to talk about marriage. I know, I know. You just want me for my coconut buttercream recipe – just scroll down, go on, do it. But just in case you’re intrigued, well, I got to thinking recently about what makes a marriage. Look, it’s not like I’m some expert. I’ve only been married for 7 years and I reckon we’ve argued for a good year of it. What do I know? READ MORE
The school routine is well and truly back. The house is a little quieter in the day, but in a credit/debit style the noise seems amplified come home time. The excitement of the day; the rush to get the detail out. Sometimes it’s just so much more important to tell Mummy about how someone jumped in a puddle and got their trousers and shirt wet rather than comment on what part of the curriculum was covered off that day. Come to think of it, pretty much the only things I remember from primary school are the contents of my lunchbox, skipping and making Christingle’s out of wrinkly oranges. Oxbow lakes and Tudor kings? Not so much. READ MORE
Location is everything. Phil and Kirsty know what they’re talking about. When we booked our mini break in Madrid (sorry, but I can never write ‘mini break’ without thinking of Bridget Jones) we were wowed by the star rating, roof top bar, architect designed rooms and the possibility of free chocolates. And where did such a vanity booking get us? In the arse end of town. READ MORE
Baby Lawrence is going through a furious stage. To me, it seems he’s angry about the injustice of being 15 months old. Which is fair enough. Being 15 months old can be rubbish. READ MORE
We’re back. The routine has started. At first painful, clunky, chasing out tails. Then the groove came back and now we’re whistling along. A flurry of book bags and water bottles and untucked shirts, crooked ties and shoes on the wrong feet. My second eldest has started school and I am not sad. I am very happy for him.
Now I may well have talked about this a fair amount. If you’re bored beyond belief of hearing about my NEW BOOK then look away now. If you do want to hear about it, read on. READ MORE