Category: Topical Ranting

Y is for Yoga – A middle class A to Z

A little while ago I bought Little L some Bear Fruit Paws – you may be familiar with them they also make Fruit Yoyos which Big L was addicted to for about a month until he decided he no longer liked them.  Anyway, they are kind of guilt free gummy …

10 Things I wish I had known before I turned forty

I am FORTY next week.  Apart from going on about it quite a lot I’m not really that bothered.  Age is just a number and if you’re only as old as the man you’re feeling then you can subtract 7 years – oh yes!  It has got me thinking a …

I’m forty – I do not have a “best before date”

I am a little perturbed, nay, I’m fuming.  MSN have deemed it necessary to give me a best before date just because I’m turning forty with this list 40 things no woman over 40 should own.  Well….fuuuuuuck you MSN! Guess what I own a fair few of those things, I …

I’ve fallen out of love with my home

We’ve lived here seven years but I’ve fallen out of love with my home.  This was mine and Monsieur Incidental’s first house together. Both our children were conceived in this house (sorry if that’s too much information but I won’t go into more detail – unless you really want me to), …

10 top tips for voting in the UK

I’m quite a politcal beast and one thing I’m really passionate about is voting (if you’re eligible) so here are my top tips for voting: Vote! Just effing vote.  If you only read the first tip that’s fine! Vote!  Did you hear me? Vote!  Got that? Good. Oh, and VOTE!!! …

When they’re not such gentle parents

We’ve all met a “gentle parent”, in fact I am one, well mainly. We’re usually easy to spot. Our children wear cloth nappies and are breastfed, we’re vegetarian or vegan, we baby wear. We don’t shout at our kids (that lasted about two years with my oldest and about two …

Three (wo)men and a Barbecue – a tale of woe

We recently bought a larger barbecue to replace the small two-man jobby that has seen us through the last seven years. It has fared us well, we bought it from Homebase for the princely sum of about £15. I think they still sell them now and I wouldn’t hesitate recommending …

Hello! (Joe Manganiello) Is it me you’re looking for?

Whilst leafing through magazines at the hairdressers today (I know, hairdressers – get me!) I came across Hello! Magazine.  Not something I would ordinarily read but I thought I’d have a quick flick through.  One of the first articles I came upon was about the fella that was once the …

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