International Women’s Day| Dear Daughters

Today is International Women’s Day, a day set aside to celebrate women’s achievements and to call for gender equality. It’s 100 hundred years since women were first permitted to vote and stand in parliamentary election […]

The Mother Load

Growing up my mother took great pains to tell us that no relationship was 50/50. She seemed to always imply that the division was never going to work in our favour and because we were […]

And Relax

5 days, its a long time without leaving your house, well technically we did leave the house but we travelled no further than our legs could carry us.  We squeezed every ounce of joy out […]

If Shepherds Had Taste Pie

Shepherd’s Pie…the mere mention of it used to set off all sorts of whining in my house, even from the grown up ‘child’ who would eat pretty much anything. I tried lots of recipes and […]


It had been a week. 7 full nights. Not such a long time, but in the time warp that is parenting it can feel like both eternity and the blink of an eye. I’ve spent […]