White and green beans



An unexpectedly craic-ing St Patrick’s Day night

It's #ThrowbackThursday and today I'm reflecting on St Patrick's Day, nearly two weeks ago. It started unpromisingly but turned out to be our best night out in ages. It was a Friday and after a 13-hour stint with my two... Continue Reading →

10 A Day keeps the doctor away… but how much fruit and veg is realistic?

In a previous life I was part of the Government comms team that launched the 5 A Day campaign. I remember discussing whether it would seem unachievable to many people. Yes, as it turns out - although, as with many... Continue Reading →

Selfish or self care? A breath of fresh air and a new year’s resolution 

Today my husband and I took a break from the nonstop whirl of Christmas holiday kiddie entertaining and offloaded the kids onto their grandparents (no small thing). We swapped the stuffiness of the front room and the well-trodden paths of... Continue Reading →

To my son, on your first birthday (and the day the US elected Trump)

My darling. You don't know it yet, but this has been a momentous year - a year that historians will reference as a point of global change. You were only a few days old when 137 people were killed by... Continue Reading →

Back to work blues: why the end of mat leave is a melancholy milestone

My baby is napping, giving me one last chance to write this post which I've been thinking about for so long. Of course, it won't be the last nap he ever takes, but it is the last he'll take while... Continue Reading →

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