The Arrival of Autumn

What a beautiful day today has been! Glorious sunshine and blue skies but with the cool air and the leaves changing colours, there’s no mistaking autumn. We got out this afternoon to Yeadon Tarn where I spotted this gorgeous red- orange beauty and couldn’t resist trying to capture it. It’s been a funny few days…

Dear Mr. A. Clarke, CEO Asda and Mr. P. Clarke, CEO Tesco

As I sit here writing, with tears streaming down my face, all the awful memories of this time two years ago are flooding around my mind. You see, I was a ‘mental patient’ – the description of your macabre halloween character, from whom ‘people will be running in fear’  (Asda) and your ‘psycho ward’ character (Tesco). Your…

Transition into Motherhood

Transition into Motherhood – what I wish I’d known and accepted then, that I understand now: That your birth would change my life irrevocably for the better That the pain of your birth would fade and I would relish the rite of passage That the physical scars do eventually heal and become a badge of…

Tantrums and targets

Monday saw a conker commotion, yesterday was tea-time theatricals, and today we performed a route-home ruckus. Oh, the joys of watching a daily matinee performance of a pre-school drama. “I don’t want to go the noisy way, I want to go the quiet way – waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!” (our codewords for the main roads or the back…

Trolley Dash

Dozy mum alert today when we popped for a few groceries on the way home from nursery. Of course, ten minutes into the store and the eldest needs the loo. “Come on then, quick!” (thinking please don’t wee on the floor!) as we rushed over to the security guard (the toilets are outside the store…

Sealed with an email

Just turned 33, spinster midwife, getting set in my living-alone ways, a few Mr Wrongs – my marriage prospects weren’t looking good. A colleague planted a little seed by giving me a book called ‘Why Mr Right Can’t Find You… and how to make sure he does‘ (Married readers stop laughing! Single thirtysomethings – buy…

Birthday Girl

Another party this weekend for our social butterflies which meant a spot of card therapy for me. This time for a little girl which makes a nice change! I had the perfect stamp just waiting for such an opportunity, another cute LOTV – ‘Wish Upon A Star‘. I bought this whilst at the Great Northern…

It’s a fine balance

Is it just me or does time go faster the older you get? Why is that?! So the summer is done and dusted and we’re back into term-time routine as if we only had a day off. Debating when to put the garden furniture away for the winter and whether I can get organised in…