Browsing Tag

being a mum

  • Naked ambition

    Tweet This was one of my first newspaper byline photos, taken when my son was small. Let’s ignore the fact that my skin was like porcelain back then, my hair was dark and I…

    November 13, 2013
  • While you were sleeping

    Tweet No 1 Son asked me last night why I always go into his room in the morning when he’s asleep, and stand there for a few minutes (and I thought I was being…

    September 12, 2013
  • The One where I go on Mum Strike

    Tweet I’m pretty tolerant when it comes to domestic stuff – not even my best friends could call me fastidious. But I do like things to be clean and fairly tidy. Unfortunately, like many…

    August 19, 2013
  • Is this the best summer ever?

    Tweet I loved being in London last summer – the buzz created by the Olympics was fantastic – but this summer is definitely my favourite ever. Not just because of the Royal Baby and…

    August 11, 2013
  • Win Barbie goodies (including her cruise ship)

    Tweet Ohhh I’m so excited about this, and it’s SUCH a shame that my niece is now far too big for Barbie, because when she was younger she would have adored one of these…

    August 7, 2013
  • In praise of the Grand Tour for kids

    Tweet Back in the 19th century the Grand Tour used to be all the rage – a way for young men to see all the important architectural and cultural sights of Europe before returning…

    July 25, 2013
  • Why I can’t wait for the Royal Baby to be born

    Tweet I’ve got Royal Baby fever – I’m not kidding. I can’t wait for this baby to be born. It’s probably partly because I’ve seen the Duchess of Cambridge in the flesh a few…

    July 22, 2013
  • Win Hello Kitty book sets

    Tweet I’m a firm believer that it doesn’t matter what kids read, as long as they’re reading something. When No 1 Son was very small we used to teach him to recognise the letters…

    July 6, 2013