Presenter, blogger, vlogger, media contributor, Mum (not in any order!) Trying to work out this parenting thing & documenting it in my own unique and real way x
The Circle of Life

The Circle of Life

  Before I start – I should mention the fact that I haven’t actually blogged in 2017! I’m not sure what happened.  I think perhaps a part of it was that I joined some blogger groups on Facebook – saw the constant bitching, in-fighting and incessant chat about stats, scores, money, rankings etc and decided I… Continue Reading

Taking a break

Taking a break

There’s a lot of irony involved with writing this post.  It is not lost on me. I have stepped away from writing recently.  And I feel like I need to pull away from social media and youtube for a little bit. It’s not good for my heart or my head right now. Since having Noah… Continue Reading

Fussy eating tips with Organix

Fussy eating tips with Organix

Welcome back to the part of my blog where I talk about Noah’s fussy eating, how it breaks my heart, and how I’m trying to overcome it! (I do hope I’m not sounding like a stuck record?!) I think for parents – fussy eating is definitely an emotional one.  As a mum, I naturally want… Continue Reading

You’re Amazing – #styletips

You’re Amazing – #styletips

  Last week on my Facebook page I wrote a status, from the heart about how I cried in Bluewater when I was trying to buy some clothes and had a major crisis of confidence.  Sounds a bit pathetic doesn’t it? Maybe.  But maybe not. Unexpectedly my status clearly touched on something very real because over 60… Continue Reading

Happy birthday Dad

Happy birthday Dad

To Dad, Happy birthday. Can’t believe you’re 65 – you old git. Seriously though, I remember thinking you were well old when you were 35.  How has all that time passed?  And obviously I now know that 35 is positively a spring chicken! Aherm. I always struggle to get you a decent birthday present because… Continue Reading

Finding ‘happy’

Finding ‘happy’

Finding ‘happiness’ is the holy grail of life right? But how many of us consider ourselves HAPPY? It’s a difficult one to quantify isn’t it?  Because in order to feel happiness, you have to feel all the other colours in between, including the dark ones. The older I get the more I think about how to… Continue Reading

Looking ahead to 2016

Looking ahead to 2016

  Firstly HAPPY NEW YEAR! I didn’t really blog over Christmas apart from this one (click on the link) – but I figure I am just not one of those bloggers.  I don’t think anyone would really be interested in what I got for Christmas, what we ate for Christmas or what I wore over… Continue Reading

Is this SAD Syndrome?

Is this SAD Syndrome?

Tis the most wonderful time of the year … My pretty tree is twinkling in the corner of the room … It’s Christmas in a few days and I get to celebrate as a family of three this year – which makes my heart so happy. So why am I in a ‘funk’ that I… Continue Reading

It started with a tweet

It started with a tweet

  Weddings are very much on my mind at the moment. Well, not weddings in general – but MY wedding in particular. Or should I say OURS? Jay gets really annoyed when I say ‘my wedding’ or ‘my baby’!  I don’t mean it, honest. But I’ve also been thinking about perhaps doing some wedding blogging… Continue Reading

The best birthday yet

The best birthday yet

So today I’ve turned the grand old age of thirty, thirty, erm thirty – something! And whilst it’s been fairly low key, it’s been by far the best of my life – because it’s my first as a mama. Last year I was pregnant with Noah and soooo excited at the prospect of spending the… Continue Reading

A wonderful weekend

A wonderful weekend

Hi lovely people! So, as my new snazzy blog site is up and running (thanks to the wonderful guys over at Fairly Marvellous) I am really going to make an effort with more regular blogging! Especially as I’ll be getting Wednesday mornings to myself from now on as Jay is taking on Noah’s swimming lessons,… Continue Reading

A cause close to my heart

If you’re a regular reader of my blog – you’ll know that I’ve been open and honest about our previous heartbreaks before having Noah. This included losing two pregnancies to missed miscarriages and a very difficult journey of unexplained secondary infertility. Read some of my past blogs here; Please let me cry if I need… Continue Reading

VOTE FOR ME!

VOTE FOR ME!

Hi friends, I don’t usually even consider entering my little blog for awards, but for some reason (blame sleep deprivation) I’ve decided to throw my hat (or blog) into the ring for a prestigious award. I’ll never win it in a million years because there are some really big and successful blogs out there, but… Continue Reading

Lest I Forget

Forgive me for not blogging in aaaages.  Believe it or not my blog is one of my favourite things in my working (not really working is it?) life. But excuses excuses I’ve had a lot going on personally the last few weeks and I knew I couldn’t give it the attention it deserved. Anyway, the… Continue Reading

10 Things you don’t discover till AFTER 3 months together, Cheryl

So, big congratulations Cheryl Cole!  Unless you’ve been hiding under a big rock today (Cheryl’s is big enough to hide under actually) or maybe you live in a warm enlightened place where innate showbiz chatter bypasses your life (congratulations) you’ll know that Cheryl’s gone and married her boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez Versini after just THREE MONTHS… Continue Reading

I Won’t be NECKING or NOMINATING (but I kind of get what is happening)

There’s a lot of talk of this Neck Nomination / ‘NekNominate’ malarkey going on at the moment.  The papers have been dominated with it the past two weeks and just today there is yet another sad story in the press about a young man losing his life after taking part. On the way home today… Continue Reading

Who's Feeling Crap?

Hands up then – who’s feeling crap at the moment?  I am. A few minutes ago I was sitting on my sofa thinking ‘I feel crap’.  So I thought I may as well move to my computer and write about feeling crap and that might make me feel better? The life coaches and psychologists among… Continue Reading

Why I'm Supporting Jo's Trust

Every year the wonderful people that work at Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust run an awareness week, much like many other charities.  And this week happens to be Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (19th-25th Jan 2014). They asked me to be part of their brilliant Put Yourself In The Picture Campaign – basically trying to spread the… Continue Reading

Dreams

The first thing I ever published on this blog as a test was a quote from the book Shantaram ‘A dream is a place where a wish and a fear meet’.  Before I proceed and my friend Alex blows my cover – I never did finish Shantaram – it’s a beast, and hats off to… Continue Reading

Work = Money …. Right?

You go to work yes? And you do that to get money in return for your labour, whatever that may be. It’s definitely caught on this exchanging-money-for-something-else lark. A quick wiki search tells me that the first coins came about around 2500 years ago, but ‘exchanges’ were common place a LONG time before that. Bartering… Continue Reading

Working With Your Other Half? What a Way to Make a Living

The older I get the more I realise people say things, or have opinions on things – just because they think they should.  You know what I mean – easily ‘borrowed’ popular opinions on topics that have been picked up through half understood conversations in bars with colleagues, or at dinner parties. Off the top… Continue Reading

How Isla Got My Heart

What a day.  I should really be pouring a stiff vodka but I have the headache from hell and I also have to pick the other half and our mate Nige (from The Couple and Co) up from the train station in 45 mins.  Ah yes and the train is running late.  Just about tops… Continue Reading

What Is An Adventure?

My acupuncture lady is one of those people I will never be like, no matter how hard I try. (Before I go any further let me just make it clear, I’m not going all Gwyneth Paltrow on you with a diary crammed full of holistic Hollywood therapies before picking Pear and Raspberry up from school. … Continue Reading

Why Robin Thicke has blurred my lines

(N.B contains a couple of moderately offensive words  & pic – you’ve been warned!) As a woman I don’t think I’m supposed to like the lyrics to Blurred Lines.  I definitely don’t think I’m supposed to like the video.  I’m talking about the banned version where all three girls are naked and basically submissive throughout.… Continue Reading

Why ‘fangirling’ in 2013 makes me sad …

Let’s start with the definition of ‘fangirling’ from The Urban Dictionary; From the noun fangirl To make loud high pitched noises (this includes squealing, yelling, or talking so quickly that it doesn’t sound like they are actual speaking a real language) or show their excitement for the object of their obsession though movement (this includes… Continue Reading

Don't Put Me In A Box

The other day an actual stranger said to me ‘the problem with you is – you’re too many things it’s confusing’.  He was referring to my career and the fact that I like to be involved in a number of different projects.  But I went away from the conversation with the sentence ringing in my… Continue Reading

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