Browsing Tag

being a mum

  • My top 5 mum fails

    Tweet So, I know it may *seem* as though I’ve got it all sorted in the motherhood stakes, and somehow I have actually managed to raise No 1 Son without any *major* major disasters.…

    March 15, 2015
  • My baby’s first pair of shoes

    Tweet It’s No 1 Son’s birthday today, and it’s a big one; he’s a young man now, with strong ideas about what he wants to do with his life and career and a whole…

    January 19, 2015
  • 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…

    June 18, 2014
  • 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…

    March 15, 2014
  • 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…

    March 11, 2014
  • 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…

    March 2, 2014
  • 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,…

    January 14, 2014
  • 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,…

    December 16, 2013
  • 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…

    December 9, 2013