I hate the media (breastfeeding in the press)


In January of this year, Mary Fewtrell & co published an opinion piece in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) questing the evidence behind the WHO’s recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months. This caused newspapers and online news sites to come out with headlines like:… read full entry →

Dear Skechers

In Misc

Hello there, my name is Jem. About 6 years ago I bought my first pair of Skechers. They were amazingly comfortable. I’d never before had a shoe (trainer/sneaker/whatever) which had been such a great fit straight from the box. This was the beginning of what… read full entry →

Hungry? Cookbook Winner

In Misc

The results for The Great Hungry? Cookbook Giveaway are in… 30 people entered, with 70 entries in total (tweets, comments, likes etc). Out of 70, random.org gives me a number of: …which gives the winner: Jennifer! The girl with the most entries, heh. Just goes… read full entry →

Ironbridge Photography Project

In Links, Work

I have the privilege of living in the most beautiful county in the UK: Shropshire. (Not that I’m biased or anything.) This is highlighted in the towns surrounding my own; Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale and the like. Steeped in history, full of landmarks like The Iron Bridge…… read full entry →

The Great Hungry? Cookbook Giveaway

In Misc

Remember how the other day I was all “ooh, I love the Hungry? cookbook too much to give it away“? Problem solved! I pulled some strings asked nicely and have secured a second copy of the innocent cookbook to give to one of you lovely… read full entry →

The Driving Test

In Misc, Parenting, Personal

Whilst bathing Isabel last week, Karl and I were playing the “what noise does … make?” game. Lions say rawr, monkeys say “ooh ooh” etc etc. Karl then asks “what noise does mummy’s driving make?” Isabel replies: nee-naw-nee-naw Thanks kid. Anyway, this seemed like an… read full entry →


In Review

At the end of last month I decided to try a meal-plan month. Plan your family meals for a set timespan, buy the necessary foods and don’t waste money on food that won’t get eaten because you’ve changed your mind when you get home from… read full entry →


In Interwebs, WTF

I got called a mommy blogger yesterday. Ouch. It was a harmless remark, included in an otherwise genuine question, not intended to offend. And yet nearly 24 hours later I’m still thinking about it. I guess what bothers me the most, aside from my distaste… read full entry →

Life. Oh, Life. Toddler taming & more.

In Parenting, Personal, Updates

(This post has been constructed over a period of several days, snatching minutes here and there. If it seems choppy / all over the place, it’s because it is.) Struggling to find the time to write at the minute.. life busy passing me by undocumented.… read full entry →

Amazing Mama / Midwifery Blog

In Links

I wasn’t originally going to post this link, and settled for sharing it privately with a couple of friends. However, after having spent several hours immersed in it this evening I can’t NOT share it: “Navelgazing Midwife” It’s not often I enjoy reading a blog… read full entry →

Sat in the car…

In Home & Garden

…next to Izz, who’s fast asleep in her car seat. Typing feels weird, because the skin on my fingers has been shredded from shovelling gravel and lifting concrete. We went out to try and buy Isabel a slide yesterday, and while we couldn’t find one… read full entry →

Useful (cool) icon finding site

In Interwebs

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to find some obscure UK debit card icon, or a certain size of twitter icon (whatever) for work… I have an Icons folder for saving sets that I probably wouldn’t be able to find easily again:… read full entry →