My phone cable conspired against me yesterday and wasn't plugged in properly overnight. When I set off in the morning I had less than 10% battery 😱 Luckily I was on time and found my friends at the train station as planned so didn't really need it. And it meant I didn't have the opportunity … Continue reading 2nd May: No bloody photos
Once again nothing for Emily. Bad mum. A few bits for me though. I couldn't try the jumper (above) on in the shop as I was both babywearing, breastfeeding and browsing all at once. However I did manage to try on four skirts whilst doing all those things so I felt like a brilliant multitasker. … Continue reading York Charity Shop Haul
Inanimate objects are my enemy. Today I was slicing a plum and remembered buying the knife to take with us to the village hall we hired for the wedding. We had a big pile of limes and lemons to put in the G&Ts so we needed a knife to cut them with (photo below for … Continue reading 1st May: Caterpillars and Chickens
How the flippity do is it May tomorrow?? (can you see that I am reducing my swearing to make up for the other day) Today we went to Leeds and I didn't get lost. You will know this if you follow me on any social media as I haven't stopped banging on about it. I … Continue reading 30th April: Hipster donuts and Highland cattle
Sounds like a shit cocktail, it wasn’t. We just dressed for the cold and then got way too hot. Stupid England. Click for more on our afternoon in Knaresborough
So I am a bit late with this weekend's diary entries. I've been having a hard time lately (not even ex husband related) and just couldn't be bothered, I won't elaborate as I don't owe WordPress every detail of my life. Sometimes you just want to binge watch TV and not use your brain (my … Continue reading 27th & 28th April
These charity shop posts are just pure showing off as I feel like a professional bargain hunter. Anyway here are today's finds from Knaresborough (above and below) I was so pleased with myself when I found the Boden ex sample stuff in Selby. Turns out they are in lots of Scope stores. Still exciting though. … Continue reading Knaresborough & Selby Charity Shop Haul
You know that old saying... I was the perfect parent until I had a child. This is one of those posts. I know I am technically a parent now but this little girl isn't quite old enough for me to be an expert on raising a strong little woman. However I might as well write … Continue reading Raising a strong little feminist 💪🏻
So I got rather sweary on my last post. Maybe a bit too many uses of the word fuck. Every now and then I get pretty angry at the situation. It's ironic how the post a couple of days before was showing off about Rita giving me a metaphorical gold star in counselling. Anyway I'm … Continue reading 26th April: Must apologise for all that flagrant language. Oopso
All the ways I am angry right now. Photo completely unrelated but cute. Click on it for ranty husband hating rage.
Today I'm trying to focus on all the advantages of being single and make the most out of my maternity leave. The daily diaries are really driving home how I don't have much time left and when I'm back at work (and Emily is probably walking around) I probably won't bother with museum days out.I've … Continue reading 24th April: Haworth with my Honeybear
A fairly uneventful day, which isn't a bad thing. My Dad came over to look after Emily while I had counselling. It has been a few weeks since my last session and my counsellor said she was impressed by how well I'm doing and generally how relaxed I am. Ever a bit of a swot … Continue reading 23rd April: Feeling a little clearer
So we spent Bank Holiday Monday visiting Lavenham which is basically a pretty medieval village with too many tea rooms and pubs. Surprisingly for how pretty it is I didn't actually go mad on photos for Instagram. I did however get pictures of Harry Potter's birthplace from the movies (above and below) We didn't really … Continue reading 22nd April: Easter is over, Hot Cross Buns are done. Ate loads of scones
Emily's first trip to the beach was SO MUCH FUN. I was a bit worried that going to Aldeburgh beach on what was supposed to be the hottest Easter Sunday on record might be a bit stupid. It turned out to be a wonderful day, not too hot and as you can see it wasn't … Continue reading 21st April: A beach bunny
Bury is Bury St Edmunds, we did not take a mini break to Bury, Lancashire. Ahh mini breaks, I feel like my life has been lacking in mini breaks lately. However this weekend has been WONDERFUL. My sister (who apparently Emily calls 'Auntie Jem Jems' despite the fact I'm fairly sure the most Emily manages … Continue reading 20th April: Batman in Bury
Just me banging on about Sali Hughes and some new stuff I bought. You want to read more...you do, you do!!
My thoughts and experiences on what to save, splurge or not bother buying. Click that image!!
Not a catchy title but pretty much describes it. Grumble grumble life blah blah blah and then all my thoughts and feelings on Game of Thrones because I obviously have no sodding husband to watch / discuss with. Maybe even humour me and let me know if you agree so that I don't feel like the loneliest woman alive.
I think I got a year's worth of good luck today and I'm showing off about it. Click the photo for more excitement and photographic evidence.
I moved a bed. All on my own 🏆
A short post about my love of inspirational quotes, including a much better one than this title. Click it to read it 🖱️
Joe Wicks's baby ruined my day (click photo for more).
A nice day but a crappy evening mulling over my relationship breakdown (...click on the title for more)
A little story about my pregnancy photoshoot, and how it felt less glamorous than it looked. Click the title for more.
It was fairly horrific. Once she was naked she started to flip and spin and flail her arms until poo was being flicked around in all directions. A true poo-nado. (...click the title to read more)
Twenty six hot cross buns were purchased in the name of this study, not one bun was wasted in the making of this. The research project was thorough.
(...click on the title to find out who the champion was)
* edit - I posted this title and then realised it sounds like a bit of a sex toy blog. It's not that exciting. Just me hanging out in York * (...click on the title to read more about my day of POSITIVITY)
Some days I own the title single mother with pride. Single mothers do everything and that makes them extremely capable and strong, who can't be proud of that! (...gets a bit more depressing from here I'm afraid. Click on the title for more.)
A list of what I eat in a day, click on the title to read more. You may be impressed / disgusted. NB cake in image is flat as it is 'postal cake'. Raspberry ripple and white chocolate if you're wondering.
I think the majority of women can relate to this one. Click on the title for some borderline angry man ranting and even hyperlinks to Harpers Bazaar and The Guardian as I got very techy on this one.