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What I’m Listening To Right Now

May 11, 2014

Much like 95% of the population, I’m pretty into music. I saw my first band at the age of 15 – Weezer, supported by Remy Zero, at the Manchester Apollo in 2002 – and can still remember how amazing it felt when they took to the stage and started playing (“My Name Is Jonas” was the very first song FYI, it still give me chills). Music saw me through a lot when I was a tortured teenager: The Get Up…

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TFI Friday

November 16, 2012

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. In the old days child-free days of full-time work, 5pm on a Friday would mean pub…

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Carl Cox in a Leeds Warehouse

April 24, 2011

Going out used to be such a big part of my life. At least twice a week Iā€™d be at dinner, drinks, or in a nightclub ā€“ with my job and a husband who was a promoter I’ve never known any different. This stopped when I was pregnant and too tired to lift a glass to my mouth, never mind staying awake til 6am . I always half-assumed this break would be a temporary thing and Iā€™d want to jump…

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