Last Mother’s Day, we spent a sunny Sunday together at the seaside. Our group day out was a walk on an east coast beach, dinner of fish & chips and some quality family time. Fast forward to this year and life is so different ... the Coronavirus pandemic means no group day out. No group … Continue reading Mother’s Day 2020
"Forewarned is forearmed as they say!" As first time parents, we were weighing up the pros and cons of attending Antenatal Class. We figured we'd learn something new so thought why not? Prior Expectations Friends of ours had told us stories about the lady leading the class who walks round leaning on furniture in mock labour moaning "ooo" and "ahhhh" at … Continue reading Pregnancy: Attending Antenatal Class
"Life is too short". How many of us have heard that before? How many of us consider this during our everyday lives? We're not always able to do everything we want or get everything we want because life has other plans for us and sometimes we can feel negative. In recent weeks, either myself or someone I know … Continue reading Do you have an Attitude of Gratitude?
As people return to work after their New Year celebrations, I’m writing the next chapter of my life. Maternity Leave. When is the right time to finish work before having your baby? Like many pregnant working women today, I didn’t want to take too much time off before the birth, preferring to have longer with … Continue reading Maternity Leave: Countdown to Due Date
Happy new year everyone! It’s time to reflect on the year that has passed; the start of a new year is a natural time to look forward to what lies ahead. There's a sense of optimism in the air. For the last couple of days, I’ve scrolled through social media to see timelines full of … Continue reading New Year, Same You?
It's Autumn. Time to get wrapped up in your big coat, scarf and wolly hat. Imagine yourself in a photoshoot fit for an autumnal catalogue, complete with playful smiles, kicking piles of scattered auburn leaves. In reality, the combination of hat, scarf and big coat can leave you sweating profusely because it's actually a wee … Continue reading Should we remember, remember the 5th of November?
Pregnancy: What does it mean? Aside from the obvious of course - You get fat for 9 months and a stork delivers a bundle of joy to your doorstep. At first, pregnancy for me meant daily vomit, a dose of a purple prickly rash on my face and continuous munching on packets of ginger biscuits … Continue reading Pregnancy: what’s it all about?
Summer is upon us. Your skin feels better and you can enjoy eating al fresco in your garden (balcony, yard, park?). Decisions have been made about where to holiday and you’re on the countdown. You might have even downloaded an app, screenshot it every day and posted it on social media to the envy of … Continue reading Summer Staycation: why holiday at home?
My commitment has been a surprise...even to me! Wow! 6 months of writing and I’m celebrating following this little passion of mine. Who would’ve thought? When I decided to write a blog, I had written my New Year’s resolutions in my new 2016 diary and to my utter disappointment, I’d noticed that they were exactly the … Continue reading Happy half-birthday to my Blog!
It’s kicking off! Like it, loathe it or simply indifferent? As the hype reaches a crescendo, there’s no denying that Englishness (whatever form that takes) is everywhere. Here are 5 ways, in which we, the average Joes and Janes, seem to be exercising our Englishness as a nation: 1.Fanatical Facebooking Photos are being uploaded of … Continue reading Eng-er-land! Euros 2016