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    Happy New Year

    Happy New Year!  I know I’m a bit late with the customary exchange of good wishes but my bonhomie is a little fragile as the euphoria of Christmas completed without incident, shovelling myself into 2019 and trying not to look too…

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    Don’t Expect a Thank You

    As we cruise into half term – or rather stagger in my case – and I brace myself for two weeks of relentless Xbox arguments interspersed with cries of “I’m bored” and my constant refrain of “only boring people get…

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    Just Keeping You Abreast…

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as someone who underwent a mastectomy and reconstruction last year and has just restarted her blog, I have absolutely no excuse for not making a few observations about breast cancer and my own…

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    Women In Their 40s – The Truth…

    I approached my forties full of optimism, believing all the claptrap about being comfortable in my own skin and forty being the new thirty – blah, blah, blah. I am now in my mid-forties and I am going to tell you…

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    September the New ‘New Year’

    Forget January, September is the new “New Year” for those with school-age children. (Spoiler alert: I don’t like September, so if you’re hoping for an uplifting read, skip this). The summer is over – OK we get the odd “indian summer”…