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Monday is my day not at work and alone with Freddie. I find that I fluctuate over the day between complete adoration of my lovely young child, thinking that I cannot possibly return to work the following day and I must quite my job straight away to wanting to run away and never have any more … Continue reading

Happy New Year!

I would say that 13 days into 2014 still makes this year pretty new, right? Obviously, I totally meant to write this over a week ago, but there you go. Christmas really was lovely. We spent Christmas week at my mum’s in mid-Wales and with Freddie being an absolute star (napping for several hours most … Continue reading

Thoughts for new mums

I can’t take credit for all of these, but here are some thoughts, phrases, quotations, sayings, pieces of advice etc. that have struck a cord for me and stayed in my mind since becoming a mum. Sorry for not giving credit for all of them, if I haven’t it’s because I can’t remember where I … Continue reading

Just, you know, things

I’ve just decided that I’m going to write a post once a week for as long as I can keep it up. And so, even though I have Freddie on my knee right now, I thought I should get started right away. We’ll see how long this lasts, but I’m already looking forward to it … Continue reading

Life at 31 weeks

This past month has flown by. At every other stage of my pregnancy I have closely counted the weeks, feeling each one progress and the time has passed at a normal speed, even though sometimes I have felt like I’ve been pregnant forever. But suddenly I am seven months pregnant and I can’t believe it. … Continue reading

The end of 2012

Today I woke up and felt like writing again. It’s been a few weeks that have left me feeling like I’d lost my writing mojo and more than a bit guilty that I hadn’t been fulfilling my blogging ‘quota’ (whatever that is). This is, of course, ridiculous, because I started this blog as a creative … Continue reading

First day!

As you read this I will be on my way to my first day at my new job. Writing this on Sunday evening, I’m feeling a mixture of nerves and excitement. Tom has fixed my bike so that I can get from the train station to the office in time, I’ve chosen my outfit (going … Continue reading


This is my last week in my current job. I’ve got Friday off and then I start my new, big, scary, important job on Monday. But right now I’m clearing out my desk and writing work instructions and seeing colleagues for the last time. It doesn’t feel like I’m leaving and I can’t quite focus … Continue reading


I consider myself very lucky that I have a large number of really wonderful people I consider to be my friends. I think some of them even like me back… Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been able to catch-up with some friends that I haven’t seen in ages and as well as fulfilling … Continue reading

What have we done?!

I think we may have made a terrible mistake. I’m not sure how it happened, we were trying to be nice, trying to be generous, trying to help someone out who needed the help. We didn’t think it would ever come to this. We need help! Yes, that’s right – Uncle Tom and Aunty Esme … Continue reading