The Elf on the Dusty Shelf

It's that time of the year again, that time that has every parent on high alert. December 1 marks official Elf Season, the time when all of the Elves on the Shelves are freed from their polar caves and released into the world to spy on their chosen family. I'm miffed as to what these … Continue reading The Elf on the Dusty Shelf

Mother’s Day. Or so you think…

It's Mother's Day tomorrow. Or is it? Is it next week? No one knows. No one knows because Mum wants you to sort it out for yourself. The shops will confuse you because they've been getting ready for this for ages because you probably don't want to miss the one day you show mum how much … Continue reading Mother’s Day. Or so you think…

My Grubby Loves

I've tried to get my children to be clean, to be hygienic, I really have. But despite my best efforts, my little loves insist on being filthy little creatures. Filthy! Tonight my youngest left the bathroom, looked at his unwashed hands and declared, "I don't have germs." And that was it. I remind them every … Continue reading My Grubby Loves


Intuition (noun)- a thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning. Synonyms- hunch, feeling, feeling in one's bones (shut up!), gut feeling, inkling, suspicion.  Gut Feeling At my final ultrasound before Hugh was born, my husband was late for our appointment. I wasn't too worried as I had always spent … Continue reading Hugh