When winter comes I really get into the whole hibernation thing. You know what I mean? Scented candles, blankets, red wine, pillows, Netflix, stew with dumplings. Think of the inside of Father Christmas’s house crossed with a Diptyque x Habitat x Le Creuset concession and you’re just about there.
Until this year I thought the big love I had for hibernation was laziness more than anything.
I finally realised how under-represented single parents are in our society when I last upgraded my iPhone’s OS. The Emoji keyboard updates caused celebrations on Social Media because AT LAST! Alternative families were finally represented in teeny tiny cartoon form.
Earlier this week Instagram ‘star’ Essena O’Neill quit Instagram in a flounce heard around the world.
I have to admit: I rolled my eyes more than once at the articles I read online after she ‘bravely’ came out to admit that many of her Instagram images were staged.
One of my favourite people on Twitter is MammyWoo, firstly for her hilarious Tweets but also for her VERY accurate profile: I used to be cool, then I had a baby. Now I wee when I sneeze…
Because it’s true. When you have children so many weird and wonderful (but mostly not so wonderful) things happen to your body and you know what? They don’t get spoken about.
Well, nearly. And though it wasn’t such a big deal when I was growing up, the whole spooky fancy dress thing has become really popular. My two love to dress up so Halloween is as much fun as Christmas for them and this year will be no different; they have no less than five Halloween parties to go to between them.