Indian Takeaway / Night In – I Date

Ok, so we copped out on our I date slightly. The plan was to pop down the road, armed with recipes, to the Exotic Superstore (it's amazing!) and buy the ingredients to make an Indian feast. Often our dates revolve around food, and we love cooking so we were looking forward to it. However, when … Continue reading Indian Takeaway / Night In – I Date

What do you do when your heart gets ‘broke open’?

 At the beginning of this month I planned and ran a conference and went away on a women's weekend. Work has also been pretty crazy. So it's been a hectic few weeks and I've not found much writing time. But, I have had heaps of processing time in the midst of the busyness so I thought … Continue reading What do you do when your heart gets ‘broke open’?

Let’s talk about everything…

Ever been driving along merrily, feeling smug that the traffic isn't as bad as normal, and then, just in front of you, out pulls a funeral procession? This is exactly what happened to us this afternoon. Now, I'll be honest, my first response was immediate frustration, starting when I realised there were two people walking down … Continue reading Let’s talk about everything…

It’s #timetotalk about mental health

Talking about mental health doesn't have to be difficult. Why should it be taboo to talk honestly about our mental health? Why should people with mental health problems feel isolated or afraid to talk about it? The answer is that it shouldn't. Today is time to talk day. Time To Change are campaigning to end mental … Continue reading It’s #timetotalk about mental health

Courting with Chinese cooking – C Date

It's Chinese New Year on Saturday so the supermarket down our road currently has masses of lucky, waving cats and Chinese cooking ingredients on sale. Last week, I spotted fortune cookies on offer so on Monday when it came to deciding what we wanted to do for our 'C' date I was set on cooking Chinese food and … Continue reading Courting with Chinese cooking – C Date

Motherhood in the messy moments

  Tonight, as I bathed my exhausted little one, I was thinking about what a privilege it is to be a mother, even during the lows of tummy bugs and teething. Go with me here... Cleaning up vomit, stripping down a poo-soaked toddler, or holding them tight whilst they're so frustrated they don't know what … Continue reading Motherhood in the messy moments