Month: August 2018

Elemis Penthouse

If Carlsberg Did Work Days

Being self-employed can be a tricky game. I never underestimate the fact that I have the freedom to be around for the kids – one of the reasons I always wanted to work this way – but it can be such a lonely business.

writing a memoir

Why I Won’t Be Writing Another Memoir

If I told you that there was a two month period earlier on this year when I spent my evenings sobbing over my computer, a glass of wine and retro Spotify playlists you’d probably get a bit “U OK HUN?”.

buy a used family car

How To Buy A Used Family Car Without Losing Your Mind

It is said the most important car journey of your life will be the one where you take your baby home from the hospital. I remember it like it was yesterday; both of my baby’s hospital homecomings were done in a Renault Laguna, with me sat gingerly in the front passenger seat with a towel protecting my delicate c-section scar (those speed-bumps!), our precious bundle in the back all cosseted in a MaxiCosi car seat. 

Prawn, Crab and Lemon Linguine

Prawn, Crab and Lemon Linguine

This dish has it all: it’s so quick and easy,  it’ll be served in a speedy 20 minutes, is packed with flavour and full of goodness thanks to the yummy low-fat seafood. Even my kids, the self-proclaimed fusspots of the family, tucked into it with abandon.

how to overcome the retrograde

How To Overcome The Summer Retrograde (or a really crap time)

Hands up who’s been feeling the cosmic funk recently? I most certainly am: from the sleepless nights to the anxiety over sod all (and, oh yes, the small matter of the summer holiday juggle), I have not had the easiest fortnight. And, though I know some might put this train of thought down to woo woo, I like to blame the Summer retrograde.