7 reasons I haven’t replied to dating messages this week

      My dating dry spell continues and so I thought if I started a discussion about why I’m not dating anyone at the moment, it might help me clarify in my head just what the issue is. So I started to write a list of reasons why I hadn’t replied to a selection […]

The one where Dexter chose his school uniform

    The return to school is eight days away and we are counting down! Well I definitely am. I have bought the requisite scientific calculator, descant recorder and eleventy billion coloured pencils and, more importantly, I have spent A LOT on Dexter’s new school uniform as he is off to senior school.   There […]

Finally time for a housewarming party!

  After giving you this update about the new house, we are now two weeks further on and I felt it was time to officially celebrate by throwing a small, yet perfectly formed, housewarming party.   I held it on Sunday just gone but the weather had been very variable all week so it was […]

A day on the Thames with MBNA Thames Clippers & The O2

  So I think we are probably at the midway point of the summer holidays. My God, it feels like it’s been months already. Don’t get me wrong, I love the bones of Dexter (obviously), but being a single parent who works from home AND has to entertain a child for six weeks can be […]

A house update – pink carpets & copper lampshades

  We have been in our new house for approximately fifteen days, one hour and 12 minutes. Not that I’m counting. Suffice to say, I am absolutely delighted to have my own space back. It’s amazing how much I have taken having my own place for granted over the years but I don’t think I […]

A week at San Lucianu, Corsica with Mark Warner

  Sometimes you receive an email that can make or break your day. Generally speaking, when you see the word ‘Corsica’ in an email header, it’s likely to be good news. And that’s exactly what happened when Mark Warner kindly invited me and a group of other bloggers to their San Lucianu resort in Corsica […]

Spandau Ballet @ Eden Sessions

  Of all the random things I’ve done since becoming a blogger five years ago, this week’s project nears the top of the random list. On Thursday morning, I will be driving down to the Eden Project in Cornwall to watch Spandau Ballet live in concert.   I wasn’t kidding was I?!   As regular […]

Things I’ve done whilst Dexter has been on holiday

    I talked earlier in the week about how Dexter was on a week long residential with his school, which meant I was child-free for a whole week. Now be honest, I bet you’ve all been dying to know what I’ve been up to haven’t you? Well wonder no more … here’s what has […]

Child-free for a week – what now?

6.50am It’s the big day! We’ve been building up to Dexter going away for a week’s residential to the Isle of Wight with his school for six months now. I’ve been saving like mad and paying off a little bit each week and today’s the day. I’ve woken up early and beat the alarm – […]

Memories Fade, They Don’t Die

    I decided not to say anything on social media yesterday, but it was the ten year anniversary of Mum’s death on Sunday. In fact, I don’t think I said much at all. Except to Dexter of course, I always make an exception for him.   Dexter had just turned one when we lost Mum, […]