Coronavirus Diaries: Our Third Month In Lockdown

Hello and welcome back to the third instalment of the Coronavirus Diaries – a place where I share what’s been happening in our (very mundane) daily lives whilst living in lockdown thanks to covid-19. If you missed previous entries, you can read about our first month here and our second month here. It’s nearly 3.5 […]

(Don’t) Shut The Front Door!

Prior to the coronavirus lockdown, I had what was probably one – if not the most – awful parenting moment to date. The actual incident was very mundane, but it was the cocktail of panic, dread, fear, uncertainty and hopelessness that it created in me which makes me think of it in this way. I […]

The Importance Of Having A Will As A Parent

There’s nothing which makes me feel more like an adult than planning for my family’s future. This is particularly true when having to consider what’ll happen to my loved ones left behind should I die. I don’t plan on meeting my untimely end anytime soon, but it’s going to happen to us all at some […]

…And We’re Off To Wembley!

Parenting is full of milestones. One that I was able to tick off with L the other weekend was her first, proper football match as we headed down to Wembley to watch England vs Germany in an International Women’s Friendly. OK, so that’s a lie. Sorry. Technically it was her second proper football match – […]

Renovate Or Relocate: The Challenge Of A Growing Family

One of the things I’ve realised since having kids is just how much space they take up. Granted, at around 100cm tall and 15kg in weight, they don’t occupy that much physical space, it’s more the plethora of things they accumulate which is the trouble. Well, with our house about to burst thanks to the […]