All posts tagged as being a mum

Waiting to exhale

Tweet Next week my little boy is going on his first holiday abroad without me, or any other responsible adult in tow; just him and a friend. The fact that he’s old enough to shave, manage his own bank ...

The One with all the beautiful lingerie

Tweet When did you last treat yourself to some really beautiful lingerie? If you’re anything like me, it was probably eons ago, because frankly, if I do buy lingerie it tends to be super practical gripper knickers rather than ...

Kate and Wills and in praise of the baby-free break

Tweet Honestly, you’d think the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had done something *really* terrible the way they’re being lambasted on some forums and the Daily Fail. What’s actually happened is that after Kate returned from a holiday with ...

You’re pregnant. You didn’t fall and you haven’t been caught.

Tweet On Friday night I was reading an interview in the Evening Standard; it was well written, interesting, but one phrase made me want to give up reading the whole thing. The writer said that the interviewee ‘fell pregnant.’ ...

Competitive Fancy Dress Syndrome: are you at risk?

Tweet My twitter timeline is currently full of mums worrying about what their kids are going to wear for World Book Day, or making fancy dress outfits for various events, or trying to find elusive character costumes to avoid ...

Humbled by Camila Batmanghelidjh and Kids Company

Tweet It’s the child’s bed that does it for me. A pink bed, with a white sculpture of a child on top of it. Above, a mobile, coat hangers of men’s shoes. They represent, we’re told, the young artist’s ...

A Letter to my nine-year-old self

Tweet Dear Elizabeth, I know you were too frightened to get on to the ice rink at your friend’s birthday party last week. Everyone was trying to persuade you to give it a go, but you were too scared ...

My Top 10 Destinations 2013

Tweet Sometimes I have to pinch myself (you may want to pinch me too, after reading this post): not only do I get to travel for a living, but I’m also invited on some incredible trips as a blogger. ...

My snowflake disease

Tweet Snowflake. It’s such an evocative word, isn’t it? It instantly conjures up something beautiful and fragile, something fleeting; and of course no two snowflakes are alike. When it’s used in conjunction with the word disease, however, it means ...

All I want for Christmas

Tweet It’s funny how you reach a certain stage in life where receiving Christmas presents ceases to be the most important thing about the holidays. Maybe it’s a sign of maturity, or maybe it’s to do with being a ...

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