Keeping Up With The Joneses

Mum and dad were frugal folk. Growing up, they evidentially prized experiences, travel and further education over buying us things.  How sensible.  And, really, how wise. Yet admittedly as a self conscious kid, how frustrating. As a child, I remember pining...

Thank You, ADHD

Alex, my seven year old, has always been a gift package of surprises. He burst into life, early, and quite literally.  He’s a fireball, a loud-talker, extroverted, his brain fires rapidly, far too fast for his mouth to deliver its...

I Heart Time-Off

This is heaven. It’s, what, 8.22am and I’m delightedly wrapped up in my fluffy Marks & Spencer dressing gown, coffee steaming besides me, with a whole enticing blank page ahead. Alex-picture of health- is stabbing wildly at his keyboard next door,...

For the Love of Dogs

    For 33 years I dreamt of having a Golden Retriever.  Or any dog, to be perfectly honest:-)  But until last year, my living circumstances always said ‘no.’  I remember my husband, Eric, calling me last May and saying,...