Pack up your troubles…

...in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile. This song has many memories for me, the first springing to mind is the last school show I helped choreograph at a school I previously worked at. However, I also know it as an old war song, from the First World War, sang to boost the…

Tom and Jerry

Now that lockdown has been enforced I thought something good to do would be to keep a journal/lock of funny moments and memories during the international crisis. Given that all conversations seem to be about panic buying, lockdowns, social distancing, school closures, symptoms, covid 19, hand washing and bog roll, the important happy things are…

Uncertainty.

The world is a strange place right now isn’t it? Everything feels a bit strange. I waved off my Year 11s today, not how I should though. Yes it was an emotional goodbye mixed with sadness and pride, however usually there’s also celebration and excitement as they embark on their future and the suspense of…

I can do it on i-self

“I can do it mummy” “No I’m doing it” “No! I was doing dat!” “No! I can do it i-self” “I want to do it” Etc etc etc. The phrases go on and they’ve started to become the bane of my life. I’m actually sat writing this post tantrum, snuggling a now settled but recently…

Get on your bikes and ride.

Toddler P has been a treat this week, for all I joke and complain about her determination and wilfulness of being a two year old. She’s a darling, she really is and as if like magic, she gives me that sparkle when I need it most, like she knows what mummy needs. I actually think…

Changing the game plan.

Sometimes you've got to shake it up, toddler P is at that age where she's changing all the time, we get over one hurdle or phase and it opens up a whole new can of worms. What once was a tight nit, established routine can suddenly been chaos because she's hit a new milestone and…

It’s the small things.

I saw a rainbow this morning, a perfect semi circle on the horizon, I could see all of it from start to finish and it looked beautiful. Bright, colourful and clear, toddler P squealed at it, we smiled and sang a rainbow too. It was the start of a nice day. It was a small,…

Over thinking.

I've always been a worrier and an overthinker, I'll analyse a situation and talk it to death sometimes. I'm gradually learning to just let things be a loot more, I'm starting practise what I preach a bit more and only meeting trouble when trouble comes to me. This is has been regally relevant lately, I've…

She’s just two.

The other day I was wandering around the local garden centre with toddler P, nosing at their annual Christmas display, chatting over brunch and coffee with a good friend. Then little missy decided she needed a wee wee. So we navigated the tight cubicle with a pushchair and then she started.... Her strong wilful nature…