Tichoux often channels Maggie Simpson. She’s fiercely independent, strong willed and freakishly self-reliant for a 14 month old. Like Maggie, Tichoux is exceptionally easy-going and undemanding except when she isn’t – like when she’s very tired or hungry. Hmm, I wonder who she takes after?. At nursery they tell me she is so good that … Continue reading My own little Maggie Simpson
An interesting article if you can get past the fact that Anna Soubry looks like a typical upper-class, divorced-from-reality Tory with the kind of self-satisfied face you want to stick on a darts board. You also need to get past the slightly inflammatory 'skinny runts' comment and the sweeping generalisations about our country's lower income families. … Continue reading Government policy ‘causing obesity’ – MSN News UK
Both the bear and I grew up in families where mealtimes were sacrosanct, a time to sit down together and enjoy each other’s company for half an hour or so at the end of a busy day. This was not something I necessarily appreciated the importance of at the time, of course. I recall feeling … Continue reading Feeding time at the zoo
I keep coming across a lot of blog posts, articles and TV programmes about infertility at the moment, and that has spurred me on today to revive my tips for getting pregnant posts that I put on my now abandoned infertility blog (which no-one is allowed to read because it is too raw!) It is … Continue reading Top Tip number 1 for beating sub-fertility!
Today’s news that yet another retail monolith has hit the dirt is a reminder of how fast the world is changing and that those who fail to keep pace do so at their peril. It got me on to thinking about other industries that have had to adapt fast in recent times – and in … Continue reading Have pubs finished changing with the times?
I read something the other day about careers that resonated with me: “If money were no object, what would you choose to do?” The idea being that if you do something you enjoy you will find a way to make money at it. I struggled for years to fix on a career, only falling into … Continue reading The best career advice you’ll ever get