Less bullshit more books

If you know me then you'll know I've had a crappy couple of weeks...wedding anniversary blaaahh. So I've said this before but it's worth repeating and something I read during the shittest weeks at the start of the year was: My happiness does not depend on other people's decisions And I'm trying to live by … Continue reading Less bullshit more books

I got stood up today. Stupid men.

So I'm very nearly back at work and I booked a last minute nursery day to keep the baby in the swing of things. I've also been chatting to an attractive, tall, but also a bit odd doctor on Bumble. I thought I'd let him know I was free as he's a doctor so odd … Continue reading I got stood up today. Stupid men.

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

My Perfect Man

My therapist actually said it can be a good idea to draw up a wishlist of what you want in a man before you start dating. I think the idea is that once you start dating you can get swept up in the fun / romance / lust and waste your time and emotions on … Continue reading My Perfect Man

29th May: Treat yo’self

If you are an avid subscriber and have very little to fill your memory space you may remember I bought this cheap wooden walker which seemed really sturdy and heavy but started tipping and scared me. So I found this on Facebook marketplace for £5 which is much better. One of my friends did actually … Continue reading 29th May: Treat yo’self

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

24th April: Haworth with my Honeybear

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

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

Thank God for good women

I don't know if you've ever had one of those moments where you feel like your whole world has just come crashing down? Where you kind of knew this moment was coming but the hideousness of the reality of the situation wipes you off your feet. It takes everything you've got away from you. Your … Continue reading Thank God for good women

2nd April: Biscuits in bed and double cake face

I know that breastfeeding does all sorts of amazing things for mum and baby, but seriously they should be focusing on the metabolic effects when they chat to expectant mums. Today I ate toast smothered in cream cheese for breakfast (I blame Emily), then headed out for my Daisy Foundation meet up where I had … Continue reading 2nd April: Biscuits in bed and double cake face

Netflix and Chill (your way through divorce)

I'm aware what 'Netflix and Chill' means but I think it is a silly meaning. I'm talking literal Netflix and chill, preferably with a box of Maltesers and baby asleep. Here are my top tips for cheer you up distraction TV for divorcing singe mamas: Gilmore Girls. I bloody love this guilty pleasure, I remember … Continue reading Netflix and Chill (your way through divorce)