How To Keep Your Children Safe Online – With The NSPCC & O2

As you know, I have a 12-year-old son. Twelve, going on 16. And if there’s one thing I hate more than hearing him shout, nay scream, at his xBox when he’s playing FIFA, it’s hearing gaming YouTubers blare out from his laptop.   It’s entirely my fault. I gave him my old Macbook when I […]

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 […]

Shopping When You’re Plus Size

      See that picture above? That was me, yesterday, trying to find something to wear for tomorrow’s Blogon conference. As you can see, it wasn’t the most successful trip. This blouse was a size 20 so that I could try and fit the girls in, but as you can see, it’s baggy around […]

Nutmeg – A New Way To Save & Invest Online

    I have never been in such a settled and positive financial position. Which, bearing in mind I’m technically ‘skint’, might seem like a funny thing to say. But because I’ve been single for three years, it has forced me to address my financial position head on and make sure that I know where […]

Reviewing Waitrose’s new Hiku Device

    Can you believe I have never done my grocery shopping online before? I must be the only person left in the UK that hasn’t! I’m not 100% sure why but I think it’s primarily because I’m just I’m a bit picky and like choosing my own food. I can’t trust someone to do […]

Dating | Reply or Ignore?

    As I mentioned in my last dating post, I have been given a month’s free subscription to I thought you might like to know how it’s going.   It’s not really.   To be fair, I haven’t had the time this week to dedicate to finding a date, but someone did message me […]

Are All Single Mums Looking For A New Dad For Their Kids?

    Do you remember a blog post I wrote last week about a guy from a dating site that felt he could only date me if I kept my children very separate from him? I’ve been turning that around and around in my head all week, trying to make sense of it. I have […]

Dating | When A Man Doesn’t Want Children

    I thought it was time for a dating update. Things have been quiet. Very quiet. I am out of the habit of dating, nor have I had the inclination to bother. I check my messages on the free dating site perhaps once a day, in the hope that my preconceptions about the site […]

Long Tall Sally | Christmas Wishlist

  At 5ft 9”, I’m considered tall for a woman. It used to be something that upset me at school because all the boys were shorter but I remember feeling relief after one summer holiday because at aged 15, finally everyone shot past me and I didn’t feel so out of place.   Of course, […]