You know you’re normally a co-sleeper when…

  • Your child sleeps longer than normal in their own bed and you wake every hour anyway because you’re not used to them being away from you.
  • You wake every time your little absent cosleeper murmers because you’re not used to hearing his sleep sounds over the monitor.
  • You sleep on the edge of the bed, despite having an entire super king-size to yourself, because you’re used to being kicked if you sleep anywhere else
  • When your little cosleeper finally calls for you, you’re grateful for the company, because the bed is a little colder and lonelier without him.

Looking back: 13 things for 2013

As the end of the year very quickly draws near, I’m thinking about setting my goals for 2014. Goals are like resolutions, but without the guilt if I fail … because they’re only goals (I know, that’s the lamest thing you’ve ever heard). But as with most years, I feel the need to look back… read full entry »


Ho ho ho! Merry Crimbo

Merry Christmas to all those who’ve stuck with me this year ;) Looking forward to another year of neglecting my blog posting frequently :D All the best for 2014!


Self-improvement

Posted this to facebook, but then decided I wanted to put it somewhere more public to keep me accountable. Although I think that teaching myself to code and creating a career off the back of it is probably one of my biggest achievements in life, I can’t help but feel that all this time spent… read full entry »


Project: Bunny Shed 2

Today I went on a bit of a rescue run. I went to pick up 3 french lop bunnies from a local lady; they were being kept in tiny, tiny hutches far too small for them (and I’m not just talking a bit small – these are giant rabbits that need more space than most)…. read full entry »


My awesome t-shirt

Did you see my boobies on twitter recently? No silly, not on show, in my awesome ‘Jem’ logo t-shirt. I recently had a mail from a chappy called Martin at T Shirt Printing .net asking me if I wanted to review one of their printed tees and I said sure, because (as my oldies will… read full entry »


Common Cold and Your Testicles

I know, bet you didn’t see that title coming? Seriously though, at this time of year, one of my most common search results relates to the common cold and testicles. The reason why — and the most popular result in el Goog — is a pisstake entry I posted in 2006 about someone defacing the… read full entry »


Having it all? What a load of boll….

Off the back of Beth’s eloquent piece on being “wonder woman” I can’t help but summarise my opinion on the phrase “having it all”: it’s a load of — and look away now if you’re of sensitive disposition — complete and total bollocks. “Having it all” is just another stick invented by the media to… read full entry »

Too busy to blog here

But I did write a bit of a ranty post over at WAHMweb (on “having it all”) if you’re bored… I would say beware of swear words but if you read this blog you’re probably used to it by now. P.s. I’d quite like a full night’s sleep for Christmas, if anyone wants to ply… read full entry »


Little Hoarder

Last week, every time Oliver went to sleep he did so clutching his little orange van. By the weekend, every time Oliver went to sleep he did so clutching a car and his little orange van. Today at nap time he went to sleep clutching a red car, a red and white car, and his… read full entry »

How to care for 11 animals and not go crazy

After Stephanie asked how we manage all the animals with everything else we’ve got on, and we recently doubled our guinea pig population, I thought it was probably a good time to write about how the hell we care for all these animals without going crazy. We have a routine Back when we only had… read full entry »


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In case you missed my tweets on the subject: you can now subscribe to receive notifications of updates to my PHP mail form. I actually have a couple of updates to be applied and released within the next week or so, so if you’re using the script subscribe now :)