The annual visit to Father Christmas has changed a lot since I was little. In my day (the 80s in case you’re wondering), visiting Father Christmas involved a drop in visit at the local shopping centre while you were there buying Christmas presents. These days, most places require advance booking (or in the case of […]
Parenting Life and Humour
Parenthood came as a massive shock to me. Frankly, it still throws me plenty of curve balls even ten years in. While I’ve found things easier as my children have grown older, motherhood still isn’t my vocation. I have coped with much of parenting by trying to see the funny side and the posts I’ve written about that are in the parenting humour section, hopefully they’ll give you some light relief.
In the parenting Life section you’ll find more general posts about being a parenthood including how I’ve coped with the struggles and the mistakes I’ve made. I’ve written about what parenting is like as an introvert, how I cope with parenting and migraines and how much I hate playing!
Last year, the four of us went to the Chessington Santa Sleepover for a Christmas treat. We’ve done Santa Sleepovers rather than just visiting Santa for the last few years now, because they represent better value for money, but this was our first time doing the Chessington Christmas experience. There are a few different set […]
Like everything else in 2020, Halloween is going to look a bit different. People are starting to talk about how it’s going to work and while some people seem keen to still allow trick or treating, with social distancing and wrapped sweets, others feel the risk is too high. We haven’t decided yet how we’re […]
Screen time for kids is a controversial topic. Some people allow unlimited screen time, others are very strict. We usually fall somewhere in the middle, with screen time limited to a couple of hours a day at weekends and in the holidays, with none allowed on school days. This summer however is different and while […]
I can’t actually remember the first time I heard the phrase “life Admin” but I certainly seem to be responsible for a lot of it. When it was just the two of us, it wasn’t so bad. A few bills, the odd greetings card, maybe an appointment letter once in a while. Then we had […]