Pure, spiky vulnerability. Or…are you basically three today?

Bit of a lazy post, 90% copied from a book. I'm reading I'm absolutely fine: A Manual for imperfect women pretty much because Claudia Winkleman said it was brilliant and I like her. I'm not even through the free sample yet but I'm feeling generally a bit mental at the moment and it's always fun … Continue reading Pure, spiky vulnerability. Or…are you basically three today?

11th June: Painty little feet

Do you see this dog? This dog looks like a dog who isn't allowed in a cafe. I knew that from its optimistic little face as I opened the floor, but the cafe was empty when I arrived so OF COURSE I let my new best friend take shelter from the rain with us. Unfortunately … Continue reading 11th June: Painty little feet

Books for a divorcing single mum

Here are a few books that I've enjoyed since finding out that 'till death do us part' actually meant 2.5 years and a baby. I'm not bitter, I'm not bitter at all. (I've actually read way way more as I'm constantly reading but not constantly reading about divorce, do message me if you like a … Continue reading Books for a divorcing single mum

What kind of ‘Attached’ are you?

NB : The photo has nothing to do with the article. I searched 'Mental Health' in the WordPress gallery and this inexplicably came up and I liked it. One of my close friends is like a self help / psychology / counselling book expert now. She mentioned the theory of attachment styles to me and … Continue reading What kind of ‘Attached’ are you?

How to feel a little bit better when you’re feeling really shit

Note that I put 'a little', if you read a few posts you'll find I'm not overly qualified for feeling 'a lot' better...but here are my two cents anyway: Put your phone down ...not this second. Read my blog first please. Then put the phone down. For lots of reasons you should put your phone … Continue reading How to feel a little bit better when you’re feeling really shit

Alternative Mum survival tips

I am trying to avoid all the standard recommendations (sleepyheads, swaddling, white noise machine etc) as Emily saw right through all of them. Instead here is my list, it is quite specific to me and Emily and probably not that practical but I think they're all good tips! Snuzpod v Snackpod Emily was NOT sold … Continue reading Alternative Mum survival tips

Charity Shop Addict

My name is Sophie and I have a charity shopping problem. But I find so many good BARGAINS I'm going to try and show them off before I put them away so here is my selection from Selby (plus a couple of bits from Harrogate) Top row: Boden dress left (midi) £20 and above the … Continue reading Charity Shop Addict

1st April: A standard Monday

I think Frank has a love hate relationship with Emily where he thinks she is interesting and loves the offcasts from weaning but also resents her space on the sofa and attention she takes. I often find myself squashed on both sides from them. My husband will soon be taking Frank to live with him, … Continue reading 1st April: A standard Monday