What Coronavirus means for Gen-Xers and our younger siblings – the much preferred (by our parents, anyway) Xennials…

Yesterday a lovely colleague texted 'hahahahaha oh my god that's so dramatic' in reply to one of my Coronavirus related messages. She was totally right, to be fair. However, I've just been to the post-school 'break up' adhoc park play session with a load of the mothers who keep me sane a lot of the … Continue reading What Coronavirus means for Gen-Xers and our younger siblings – the much preferred (by our parents, anyway) Xennials…

My Body, My Choice: Why I want to be sterilised in my twenties – by Sophie Merrick

One woman’s decision to take ownership of her own body, and how you can have purpose without procreation. Source: My Body, My Choice: Why I want to be sterilised in my twenties

Hey Sweaty Betty, by Audrey Boss

Hey Sweaty Betty, Your January catalogue just dropped through my mailbox. I find it offensive that you are urging women to get their "new year, new youlook'" sorted. As if this were a thing. As if a pair of £90 "bum sculpting ssuperhero" leggings that will 'stand out in the studio' will make a difference … Continue reading Hey Sweaty Betty, by Audrey Boss

The February Instagram Challenge…

As many of you will know, I'm trying to challenge myself at a realistic level every day. It means that I can achieve and maintain something - which is always important for morale. Here are the results of my February Instagram Challenge... Day 1 - 'Drink' Cheers! Champagne drunk from a coupe seems to taste … Continue reading The February Instagram Challenge…

When you lose your va va voom…

A lot of things have happened lately that have affected the way I interact with the world. Many of my regular readers will know that I have been ill for a while. It's a bore for everyone concerned - it's tiring and demotivating and makes me listless and incapable of focusing. My energy levels rise … Continue reading When you lose your va va voom…

How to be a glamorous patient

I've been very quiet for a week. On the 26th of October, I have to go into hospital for a short outpatient surgery. It doesn't take long and I can be discharged on the same day but it's taking its toll on me. After around eighteen months of frankly unpalatable symptoms, I'm going to have … Continue reading How to be a glamorous patient

Day 12 of the Blogtober Challenge – my favourite resource…and how I’ve grown since I started blogging

I started blogging because I became isolated after having my first baby. I was content to live in a state of 'shut in-ness' for almost two years after my eldest daughter was born but I realised that I didn't want my life to be held on hiatus until my kids left for college pretty quickly … Continue reading Day 12 of the Blogtober Challenge – my favourite resource…and how I’ve grown since I started blogging

My favourite product – Day 10 of the Blogtober Challenge

Well, you all know what my everyday essentials are so I've decided to review something that's a real treat to myself. My review is slightly biased. It's a product that I use nearly daily. I'm very familiar with it. I buy it again and again. In short, it's kind of a 'go to' for me. … Continue reading My favourite product – Day 10 of the Blogtober Challenge

Day 3 of the Blogtober Challenge – my everyday essentials

I honestly don't know where to start here - this title has certainly making me question my definition of the word 'essential'! I condensed the list down to the things I need to keep the me sane and alive, in the end. Starting at the beginning of day, I have to have my glasses - … Continue reading Day 3 of the Blogtober Challenge – my everyday essentials

Day 1 of the Blogtober Challenge – Five(ish) things about me

This month I'm participating in the Blogtober Challenge and will be posting daily so watch out for more regular updates. Today my challenge is 'Five - ten things about you'. I'm very much in favour of navel gazing if there's a self-improvement angle involved - otherwise, I have a tendency to just self-indulge. This first … Continue reading Day 1 of the Blogtober Challenge – Five(ish) things about me