The Hidden Costs of EHCP Application*

*So far (** I should add, this post refers to a child with more “hidden” difficulties – she has no obvious medical needs or learning difficulties, nor a flashing light above her head to say she needs help. I know the struggle is very real for parents with children with more obvious needs, but I […]


My engagement ring is beautiful. I love it. I also don’t wear it as it causes some weird smelly rash on my finger. I know marriage can be difficult but it’s not supposed to make you actually stink. Anyway, sometimes that has vexed me a little, because I wanted some outward sign of my inside […]

Not Resolutions, or A Question of Contentment

I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions. For a few years, I have tried to do “word for the year” – a word, an idea to be explored and expressed throughout a calendar year. Last year’s was Gratitude. It didn’t go down well (The Dude still laughs about it). I have a word for 2017, but […]

Lessons From “A Year of Gratitude”

At the beginning of the year, I decided that this would be the year of gratitude. Or at least, learning about gratitude. That didn’t turn out too well, and a little while ago, I decided to ditch the whole thing. Except somehow, trying for gratitude has sort of seeped in. So here’s some things my […]

And Then We Got A Dog (Sunday Musings)

Reasons Not To Get A Dog: 1. I am not a dog person. I blame the childhood trauma of picking up very messy giant piles of dog poo. 2. Dogs are expensive. There’s food, and vet bills and bedding and toys. 3. You have to train them. Potty training. Obedience training.   4. They take […]

What Being A Little Person’s Mother Has Taught Me

Motherhood is not something that came naturally to me. But that doesn’t mean I don’t love being Little Person’s mum. And there are lessons that this journey has taught me that I probably would not have learnt any other way. Just bear in mind, as far as mothering goes, I’m still a work in progress. […]