#MumdayMonday: the mum of two

#MumdayMonday: the mum of two

#MumdayMonday is back with a Q+A from the lovely Nina Pandit from mummyandnina.com . A 25 year old mother of two boys, Nina is British-Asian and started her blog to counter that all-too-familiar feeling many of us can relate to that when we become a mother, we somehow...
An anatomy of a Remain vote

An anatomy of a Remain vote

I imagine that, like me, many of the 15,000,000 Remain voters went to bed on Friday night exhausted after hours of lurching between disbelief, into anger, out to reflection and the beginnings of acceptance, only to turn on the TV and see that...
I heard the news today

I heard the news today

When Princess Diana died in August 1997 I was sixteen. I heard the news from my mum through a crack in the door late one Saturday morning as I sprawled, probably hungover, under my duvet. What followed was an unprecedented outpouring of national grief complete with...
The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence

For a considerable number of months, the biggest concern when using the toilet in front of The Eldest has been how to stop her sticking her hand down the back of my bum to “touch the poo”, and how to prevent her from trying to catch daddy’s wee. At three and half...
A few minutes with me and Nicky Raby…

A few minutes with me and Nicky Raby…

So, strange but true, I did an interview! The rhyme is not intentional but the hint that I feel a little weird about this, totally is. I met Nicky Raby at the launch of The Art of Motherhood book launch – a fab compilation of illustrations around the theme of...