Category: Living with children

Ten things I wish I’d known before children (BC)

Ten things I wish I’d known before children? There are soooo may things I wish I had known before I decided to dip my toe in the water of parenthood. Little did I know once you have dipped your toe in, you’re up to your neck in (sh)it.   See, the …

Christmas Eve Eve Declared a National Pyjama Day

Following what can only be described as a “Festive Shitstorm”, parents declare Christmas Eve Eve a pyjama day. There is also talk of making mince pies, chocolates and Bailey’s for breakfast compulsory for parents of children under the age of 11 which has been welcomed by 98% of those polled.  …

Let’s hear it for the boys

I love boys! I’ve always loved boys! I swear like a sailor and drink like a fish (or I used to) I need to get something out of the way from the get go. I am a feminist. I know, I know. A few of you are rolling your eyes …

The Lows and Lows of Baking with Kids

Baking with kids – what a joy! I always had big ideas, nay, ideals, of baking with my children. When I was little I used to bake with my mum and my Granny. Granny used to bake once a week on a Thursday. She had a big mixing bowl and …

Who wouldn’t want a motorhome?

Gone are the days when I would get annoyed by being stuck behind a caravan or motorhome When I was in my twenties a pet hate was being stuck behind a caravan on the A303 – if you have ever travelled to Devon or Cornwall from the South East you …

Halloween BC (Before Children) and AC (After Children)

Halloween, oh how I love thee I’ve long had a fascination for the macabre. I even dabbled in witchcraft for a while (which will come as no surprise to anyone who’s actually met me I’m sure). As a child I wasn’t allowed to go trick or treating, my mum believed …

Why Becoming a Young Parent Isn’t a Bad Thing

Why Becoming a Young Parent Isn’t a Bad Thing Worried about the perils of parenthood? You aren’t alone. With staggering figures revealing that most Brits don’t feel like they’re adults themselves until age 26, the idea of raising a child might seem a daunting and unmanageable prospect for younger people. …

Top tips for driving in France – Incidental style

As you may know if you have read my previous posts (if not why not, it’s not too late! Read them straight after this, you won’t regret it!) Monsieur Incidental is French. Like proper French, with an accent and everything. His family still live in France and we usually visit …

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