It’s official. This mum is escaping her official duties for the weekend and soon…wahey. The husband is kindly taking over the reins for the weekend whilst my big sister and I make merry in London town. It’s all part of my extended significant birthday celebrations and I can’t wait. The anticipation started in November when my sister asked me which weekends I’d be free around my birthday. Having provided a long list of available dates, I was already beginning to speculate about what we might get up to. By December, as a naturally impatient person, I was ready to be put out of my misery and I was not disappointedRead More →

#1 – I’m not 20 anymore – Yay – I’m finally in a place where I’m happy in my own skin. I’m not worried about when the man of my dreams is going to walk/stroll/swagger/stagger into my life or the size of my derriere/nose/chest/bank balance. #2 – My family is complete – no more morning sickness, cravings, achy pubic bone and thrice weekly visits to the hospital for me. I will miss the trousers though (would it be inappropriate to get them out every now and again?). #3 – My cr@p threshold has significantly lowered over the years – I won’t put up with theRead More →

The little one has taken a great interest in the blog. The little one really likes the blog. The little one would really like to write his own blog article. Have I mentioned that the little one fancies himself as a bit of a mini-blogger. Now I don’t hold with all of this giving in to your children malarkey but I did just fancy ten minutes to myself so here goes…  Hello there, I’m ten years old and I have two brothers. My parents are kind and caring people. I need to tell you something… All parents have secrets (I wonder what yours are 🙂Read More →

After all my talk of nobody sending letters anymore, I’ve received a letter. It’s addressed to me personally and it’s an invitation. No need to RSVP here…I just need to pick up the phone and arrange an appointment for my smear test. This week, it’s Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. Recent statistics suggest that number of women attending for their smear test has been steadily dropping since 2012, with one in four women not attending for their routine smear. In the 25 – 29 years age bracket, this drops to one in three women. Smear tests prevent 75% of cervical cancers from developing, which is really quiteRead More →

My name is Lisa. I’m 39 but in my head I’m about 23. I’m mum to three boys, aged 9, 11 and 14 years and wife to a 52 year old. While being mum is a permanent post, when I’m not attending to domestic duties, I work as a proofreader, helping people to lift the quality of and bring life to their written work. I love all things travel and foodie. I’m also a big music fan and love cheesy pop and 90s’ floor-fillers (adding one of my favourites here). I’m a homebird and for me, there is no better time than family time, evenRead More →