Doing my weekly shop. As normal. Meandering round the shop, weaving in and out of everyone, throwing a lifetime supply of pasta in the trolley as that is the only thing my two year old eats. As normal. Then it happened. I walked past the baby aisle, and carried on.… View Post

Living in the Middle East has meant that the boys are experiencing a different childhood to the one that I had.  Instead of apple trees they’re climbing palm trees, there is no lush green field, there are no real seasons to be seen.  It is a completely different setting to… View Post

Yesterday afternoon was hideous.  I mean I know parenting is not easy but this was off the scale hideous. Downright horrible. One of those parenting afternoons that needs to be wiped from your memory.  It wasn’t just hard, it was extreme.  You know the ones? Over tired kids, giving out attitude,… View Post

Just like that, summer is over.  We’re home. What felt like eternity when we boarded the plane on the 22nd June for eleven weeks in the green, green lands of home, actually sped by pretty past.  Roll forward to the 11th September and we were boarding the plane home. And… View Post

Last year my eldest started school in the sense he went to into the preschool class attached to the school he would attend.  However going for five days a week in full school uniform definitely felt to me like my baby was in “real school”.  And big school a that.… View Post