Let me tell you a story – no, let me give you a warning…

Yesterday I wrote a Facebook post where I said "It's Yom HaShoah / יום השואה and it's monumentally sad to me this year. It feels futile to fight at the moment.".  I've spent today with my eldest daughter - spoiling her on the last day of her school holiday. It was wonderful - we went to my business … Continue reading Let me tell you a story – no, let me give you a warning…

One week until Mother’s Day – get your shizz together, please, everybody…

Have you planned your Mother's Day celebrations? If not, good luck trying to get that reservation. Do something that I rarely advise and take the advice of Miss Vogue and buy your mother a luxurious present that isn't related to you or the kitchen. I also have a few little tips that will earn you … Continue reading One week until Mother’s Day – get your shizz together, please, everybody…

I am proud of myself today…

Today my eldest daughter learned about gender stereotypes - using toys as an example - during her school's morning assembly. I would like to think that this email (that I sent to her teacher last week) had some influence on that content. I highly doubt it - but I'm proud that I stood up for … Continue reading I am proud of myself today…

7 facts about me for Me Monday…

This post went live on February 15th, 2015. Regular reader - and contributor - Katy Scrivener, asked me to do the 7 Facts Nobody Knows About Me thing. Thanks very much. No, really - I do love talking about myself so. Unfortunately, I rarely have anything very interesting to say - about my present life. … Continue reading 7 facts about me for Me Monday…

Throwback Thursday: It doesn’t have to be good – but it has to make you happy…

Editor's note: this post first appeared on August 15th, 2015. It's pertinent today as I bid farewell to my daughters tomorrow. They are off on holiday to the Bahamas with their father for his brother's wedding. I will miss them like crazy. "If you work in a digital media role you never escape the office. I … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: It doesn’t have to be good – but it has to make you happy…

Monday morning tutorial #1: the cafetière – or the perfect, slow start to my day…

I hate Mondays . I had grand plans once for a long post all about how to have the perfect Monday - as much as that is possible, anyway - but things got in the way...things like slow Sundays and bloody Mondays. Anyway, I'm.rethinking and going for pragmatic new solutions. I think bitesize works well. … Continue reading Monday morning tutorial #1: the cafetière – or the perfect, slow start to my day…

Christmas Eve Eve Gingerbread biscuits 

After 41 years I have finally made gingerbread biscuits that pass muster. Allow me to impart my wisdom, dear friends.... Ingredients- 2 cups / 8oz / 225g plain flour; 2 heaped teaspoons dried ginger; 1 level teaspoon dried cinnamon; 1 heaped teaspoon mixed spice; 1 level teaspoon dried nutmeg; 1 quarter teaspoon bicarbonate of soda … Continue reading Christmas Eve Eve Gingerbread biscuits