Month : November 2012


Gift Ideas: My Favourite Necklaces

L-R: Pipe Dreams, Lazy Giraffe, Molly Brown London, Paper and Chain
I am a big necklace fan. By which I mean I LOVE necklaces, and also like BIG necklaces. But as statement neckwear is not very appropriate when you’re in possession of a chest-headbutting baby who doesn’t have control of their own neck I’ve had to re-think my jewellery choices.

Top 10 Proposal Videos

Top 10 Proposal Videos

As someone who is a bit of an open book with her emotions, having children has had a crazy effect on me. It’s like someone has taken my feelings, multiplied them by eight, shone a big maginifying glass on them and now pushes my weepy buttons EVERY SINGLE DAY. I cry at ridiculous times and feel a giddy happiness at simple moments that most wouldn’t even blink at.


MTT: Creamed Leeks

 Confession: I have not been to a supermarket since Hux was born. Whilst this is undoubtedly good for the soul it is simultaneously bad for the wallet, as both our villages’s Co-op and Tesco Express are more expensive than the huge supermarket down the road.


Thanksgiving, The British Way

Americans really have the right idea at this time of year. Thanksgiving: a time for family, friends, warmth, love and CARBOHYDRATES. Lots of carbohydrates.  I love the idea of a big turkey accompanied by potatoes and pies, though I still get a little wary of the addition of macaroni cheese.

Su and Me

My Best Friend’s Blog

(Sometimes our husbands get us mixed up)
I interrupt my usual programming to announce that after years of ho-humming about it one of my best friends in the whole wide world forever and ever and ever amen has started her own blog! I could not be prouder than if it were Elfie or Hux blogging: Su is an absolutely brilliant writer and I know she’s been wanting to get down and creative on

Kris Atomic's Christmas Gift Guide
Home Life

Every December Issue Gift Guide EVER – Kris Atomic

Kris Atomic, she of ‘Chronic Bitchface‘ fame, talented illustrator and long-time internet pal has just released something so hilarious it was the only thing to make me laugh in the gloom of this weekend’s food poisoning. All I can say is: eat poultry that you have defrosted IMMEDIATELY, not the next day. Lesson learned.


TFI Friday

Whatever kind of mother you are – stay at home, work at home, work in an office – Friday is always SO welcome. For me it means adult conversation and 50% more grown-ups in the house, which in turn means I have 50% more time to do really important stuff like go to the rugby club and drink beer. Or watch Strictly Come Dancing.


Coffee and Tea

Do you drink Coffee or Tea? Me, I’m a big tea drinker, I never feel like the day has started until I have my cup of Yorkshire Gold in the morning. I’m partial to an espresso after a hard night with the kids too, and luckily my husband’s a massive coffee snob so we usually have a nice bag of Monmouth next to our coffee machine.