family · Kids · Parenting

Inconvenient behaviour

Understanding why our children sometimes act as they do, and what they are trying to tell us through this behaviour.

family · Kids · Parenting

Getting out of the house

Why? Why is this such a fucking nightmare? Where does the inability to put your own pants on properly but happily wear them as a hat come from? Why has the skill of putting socks and shoes on suddenly vanished? And brushing hair? I currently have to do this as Herbie twiddles around the kitchen… Continue reading Getting out of the house

Fertility · Mental Health · Miscarriage · Pregnancy Loss

Scratching the surface

It’s the start of Baby Loss Awareness Week today and also a couple of weeks since I found out that I was in the group that received the endometrial scratch as part of the SiM trial I took part in in mid-2016. This means that the procedure could have helped sustain my pregnancy with Gus,… Continue reading Scratching the surface

Fertility · Miscarriage · Research

PRISM trial proves progesterone does work

I took progesterone during and in preparation for both my successful pregnancies. It was hard to get prescribed, and often dismissed by doctors as ineffective. So I was really pleased to see that the PRISM research trial in partnership with Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research has finally provided clear evidence as to the benefits… Continue reading PRISM trial proves progesterone does work

Kids · Parenting · Travel

Lodgings in the New Forest

Our summer holiday this year was kept simple and we went for four nights to Sandy Balls Holiday Village in the New Forest. We’d been to Center Parcs before but as they ramp their rates up to extortionate proportions even for summer holiday prices, we thought we’d look for something along the same lines but… Continue reading Lodgings in the New Forest

Creative · Writing

The art of writing

Believe it or not, there is a World Calligraphy Day and this year it’s on 14th August. Handwriting can be so beautiful, and celebrating the art and personality of it is definitely something to be applauded. As well as celebrating calligraphy, the day encourages people to get creative before sharing their work online. I love… Continue reading The art of writing

Design · Home improvement · Kids · Review

Hello toucans!

I was kindly gifted my choice of MuralsWallpaper’s new summer 2019 children’s range recently. The new mini murals include life-size jungle scenes and natural landscapes, and the pastel, muted neon and soft green colour palettes used across the selection are based on current trending tones in interiors – particularly in kids’ design. We wanted to… Continue reading Hello toucans!