Ever since the news broke of Caroline Flack’s suicide yesterday, I’ve been feeling sombre, and more emotional than I have been the last few days.Only more than the last few days because – I started the week off emotionally exhausted after feeling really low and persistently crying. And then it was like a switch flipped and I was feeling marginally better again.
That’s the thing with mental health issues – sometimes you can’t see when that switch will go, other times it’s a slow burn. Read more
If there is one thing on my new year “must purchase” list it’s a family calendar. Because we’re a family of four I find it visually easier to have one column for each family member rather than trying to squeeze everything in the same square with different names! There are the boys school activities, all of the appointments I attend surrounding Jacob especially, and because The Husband sometimes doesn’t have the same day off each week, it’s easier to keep track. So, I was super happy when the Boxclever Press Family Planner Calendar dropped on my doormat. (Well it didn’t actually because it’s too big for the letterbox, but that sounded better. And I don’t have a doormat).
The festive season is the time to really splurge on food & drink with no regrets. The time that we always make time for spending with friends and family when we’re not able to throughout the rest of the year. Read more
Even if you’re not a bookworm yourself, you must know someone who is, right? Whether it’s a physical book, an ebook, or an audiobook, I always have something on the go. So I have a few book related items on my own (small) Christmas list this year. Read more
Are there any Harry Potter fans in the house? There certainly are in this one – Hufflepuff here, by the way! I finally turned Jacob over to the dark side last year and he now has a Harry Potter themed bedroom and has had a Harry Potter themed birthday, so I call that a win! Now only the other two members of the family to go… Read more