Roadtrippin’

In WTF

I have covered nearly 550 miles in three days. It wasn’t all intentional, though… As you know, I drove from Broseley to Brighton on Thursday so that I could attend the #BrightonSEO conference on Friday. I managed to do this (the driving) without the aid… read full entry →

Hello from Brighton!

In Misc

I am sat in the office of the lovely Aisling, in Brighton. Yay! I left Shropshire at 10:45am, and after two stops arrived at 4:30pm. That’s a lot of driving (aka a lot of sitting in road works.) But, the good news is that because… read full entry →

The Year of Me: An Update

In Personal

In April I declared 2014 “the year of me”. Finally, after far too many years of existing for the pleasure of other people, I decided to take control and start being a little bit selfish… start doing things for me. So far I have: January:… read full entry →

Oh tits.

In WTF

Just when I thought this week couldn’t get any worse: Large crack in my windscreen, right across my line of vision. Replacement windscreen: £105 + VAT I still have that kidney for sale, if there’s any takers…

Firsts

In Personal

I have had a most amazing week, and it occurs to me this morning that it has been a week full of “firsts”: First holiday on my own First time “glamping” First time I drove on a proper motorway (3 lanes) First time I drove… read full entry →

The Great Car Hunt

In Misc

If you’ve got me on Facepoop or twitter, you’ll have seen my recent car-hunt adventures. It’s surprisingly hard to find a car that is both small (physical size and engine) but also big enough enough to hold a rear-facing car seat. In 2010, we made… read full entry →

Ultimately failier than you

In Misc

So, I had my second driving test yesterday. Perfect drive – probably one of my best. Remembered all the mirror signal manoeuvre crap, pulled off a perfect parallel park, avoided several knobbers driving over my side of the bloody road, wasn’t affected by the rain.… 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 →

Weird Driving Lesson Moment

In WTF

I had to give way to a sofa today.

What happened to January?

In Interwebs, Parenting, Work

It only feels like 5 minutes ago I was getting myself all in a panic about how Isabel would settle at nursery, but apparently it’s well over a month. Oops. Neglecting my blog, much? Isabel settled into nursery quicker than I imagined she would. She’s… read full entry →

The World of Jem

In Misc

What’s going on in the world of Jem lately? Let’s see… I’ve been back at work 3 weeks now. It’s not as bad as I thought it would be. That’s not to say I wouldn’t rather be at home with Isabel, but I am actually… read full entry →

Learning to Drive

In Misc

Last week I decided that I would finally learn to drive. It’s something I’ve avoided for years because I haven’t been desperately in need of a car of my own. I catch buses, walk places, and if desperate my mum gives me lifts. Still, with… read full entry →