whoever you want to be…

One (wo)man’s trash…

You will no doubt have heard the phrase ‘one (wo)man’s trash is another (wo)man’s treasure.’ Don’t believe it? Then you’ve obviously never been to a swish. A what? I hear … Continue reading

July 30, 2013

Do manners matter?

When I was little I vividly remember my mum telling me that table manners were very important. There was no talking with your mouth full, a knife and fork were … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

Nailing it

Yep, they’re all mine. And that’s after a clear-out (and not including at least 4 nude shades I deemed too boring to photograph). Ever since I grew my nails after years … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · 4 Comments

Helping children say goodbye

My mother-in-law – Harry and Joe’s grandma – died last week. We knew it was coming, but of course it was still a shock. And even though we’d told the … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · 6 Comments

Ever been to the Edinburgh Festival? Well, why not?

You know, when my thoughts turn to writing my monthly post for Bea, I usually have some feminist issue on my mind that I want to have a vaguely controlled … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 6 Comments

Taking Baby Steps

When it comes to housekeeping – like so many large and complex tasks – it really helps to break things down into smaller goals. I have a tendency to look … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Nappy Ever After: Look who’s Talking

It feels as though my little one has had an upgrade this month. For a long time, he’s been saying a few words (more, uh-oh, bat-bat for bath) but he … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Balancing acts

Do you ever feel like you’ve lost your balance? That you can’t remember the last time you had any equilibrium? While people often talk about work life balance, it’s notoriously … Continue reading

July 21, 2013

Internal Landscapes

It all started with a worry. A niggling unease in my mind, that trickled and tumbled around inside, until I felt a tremor in my heart. That tremor grew into … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · 3 Comments

Own it. Love it. Do it.

I enjoy writing poetry. I haven’t written it with any regularity for over a year but it’s something I enjoy and keep thinking I should get back into. I think … Continue reading

July 11, 2013

The Mummy Cycle by Kirsty Higginson

There comes a point in life when you really have to throw your hands in the air and shout “Enough” to something that is niggling away and eating you up … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

Travel through Television; My Five Favourite Travel Programmes I Can Watch Again and Again

OK, I love travelling. And I love television. If you can’t physically strap your worldly goods to your back and head off on an epic adventure, surely watching it while … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · 1 Comment
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