I’ve just spent the weekend with friends, as we have been to see Florence and The Machine, which was the first time I’ve ever seen the band live. It’s left me feeling high in the clouds, totally in awe, and given me a real passion for her music once more. And whilst I was there, dancing, moving and observing Florence…

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Hi, how are you on this Friday? Good I hope. I hope you have a lovely weekend planned. I’ve had a nice productive week; catching up on housework, getting my hair done, ploughing through work emails. I also have a rather lovely weekend coming up; as you read this I’ll be in Birmingham ready to sing my heart out with…

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In six weeks time I’ll be forty years old and thus about to enter a new decade of my life. And even though I feel positive and content about the approaching phase I still always find that these particular big milestones turn me into an incredibly philosophical and contemplative person, as well as sending me into a slight panic about…

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Hi, how are you on this Friday? Good I hope. I hope you have a lovely weekend planned. I’ve been feeling poorly this week (violins at the ready) as I got the dreaded man-flu. It really hit me hard for a few days, which I was quite pissed off about, because I find being ill terribly inconvenient and utterly boring.…

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As soon as the clocks change at the end of October it signals a profound change within me. Something I am not highly aware of at the time, but, nonetheless, means that throughout autumn and winter I am essentially a different woman to the one I was in summer.

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Hi, how are you on this Friday? Good I hope. I hope you have a lovely weekend planned. We’ve been on half term this week, which has meant some slower mornings and no manic school run, as well as hearing “Mum” every 3 minutes (seriously, no joke). The twins absolutely loved Halloween on Wednesday; they really embraced the whole thing…

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“How does a Doctor get a baby out?” “What’s a world war?” “How old are we when we die?” “Is God real?”

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Hi, how are you on this Friday? Good I hope. I hope you have a lovely weekend planned. So I’m now back from a lovely and dreamy four days in sunny Madrid with my other half, where we mostly ate tapas, drank wine and walked around sightseeing. It was amazing to escape our busy lives for a short time, have…

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When my Husband pressed ‘book’ on Expedia.com for a childfree, 4-night break to Madrid, to prematurely celebrate my upcoming 40th birthday, I felt a sharp wave of guilt pass throughout me. Am I being exceptionally selfish to look forward to a break away from my life, and my important role as a Mother? Is that even a normal feeling; to…

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