Category Life

Ideas for Elsie’s big bedroom (and for other toddlers)

I’M not quite sure how it’s happened already but it has. Elsie has grown up and so it’s time to move my not-so wee cherub out of her nursery and give her a ‘proper’ bedroom. You know with lots of room to play, where she can let loose and throw her toys about. Currently Elsie is in a teeny tiny room. Which is fine and has been perfectly lovely (if

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Am I good enough? (Yes, you are)

  US women have a tough ol time’ getting by in this world I reckon. We’re critiqued, we’re pulled apart, we’re pitted against each other. We’re told how we should look, how we should dress, how we should behave. The pressure is endless and it all adds up to this message: “You’re not good enough.” If like me, sometimes you find yourself thinking this very thing and a bit too

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Some business advice from yours truly (because it’s good to share)

It’s good to share knowledge isn’t it? AS a freelancer and blogger, I have lost count of the number of emails and messages I receive from people looking for a little guidance and help about working for themselves. In truth, sometimes it’s a bit overwhelming and even though I wish I had the time to reply to everyone and share with them my pearls of wisdom, it’s just not possible

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How to deal with sleep deprivation (for exhausted parents)

AAAH children, they make our worlds go round don’t they? They amuse us, melt our hearts and are the very centre of our existence but wouldn’t it be nice if they just slept? More. Well. Better. Through the night? I adore my daughter Elsie. Like every Mum, there is no one I love more on this planet than her, but – and it’s a big ol’ but – I just

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All About You – Patience

THIS week I’m delighted to be co-hosting the All About You link up, with my gorgeous buddy Zaz and fellow fabulous blogger Sarah. Before we all get started and I get reading all your incredible posts, I wanted to share with you this brilliant quote I came across yesterday about patience which really struck a chord with me. Good isn’t it? I don’t know about you but patience is not

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One ‘hell’ of an afternoon tea

I LOVE afternoon tea and am beginning to consider myself quite the connoisseur. From nibbling sandwiches at The Ritz to drinking fizz at Harvey Nichols, I have indulged in many afternoon teas over the past few years and as a result I have high standards. High standards indeed. A bit like men, I expect them to deliver,  to have the wow factor, to amuse and make me smack my lips

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Musings on friendship

I USED to think that female friendships would always involve some element of jealousy and competition. I used to think that girls and women could never really be friends. I used to think that women were bitchy and that girls were catty. I used to think that being mates with my fellow sex would always be problematic. I used to think that you could never really trust a fellow girl

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Today I am pissed off because…

IT’S rare that I swear or have a good ol’ moan on here. Very rare in fact. This blog is all about positivity, empowerment, humour and glamour. Normally that is. But today is going to be different I’m afraid. Because today I need to have a rant. Because I’m angry and sad and disappointed and just totally cheesed off with the world. And I need to share it. If it’s

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