Last weekend it was our sixth wedding anniversary so we took the kids into London to show them where mummy and daddy got married. BB also wanted to see Buckingham Palace as she's recently watched the BFG at school and knows all about Sophie visiting [...]

An Ode to my nursing bras

After 20 long months I’ve decided it’s time to stop breastfeeding Little B. He’s never slept through the night, and I’ve come to the conclusion he’s not going to until he’s weaned off the boob. Over the last few months I’ve been slowly cutting out [...]

Why my allotment makes me a better mum

Regular readers will know that about 18 months ago we finally got to the top of the allotment waiting list in our area. It was great fun at first, but what was supposed to be a family project where we could spend quality time together [...]


Six years ago today I became Mrs Misery Guts so I thought I'd share one of our wedding photos for #MySundayPhoto this week. We were married on July 17th 2010 in the crypt at St Paul's Cathedral in London (I won't bore you with the [...]

5 reasons apps for kids are a good idea

I’ve always been a bit anti technology aimed at kids (apart from the TV, which as a stay-and-work-at-home-mum I couldn’t survive without, and therefore doesn’t count). We don’t have DVD players strapped to the back of our headrests in the car, the kids don’t have [...]

Poor Sam Cam

Poor Sam Cam. Those are three words I never thought I’d write. One minute her husband will be standing down as Prime Minister in three months’ time, the next he’s standing down as Prime Minister next week and there’s less than seven days to move [...]

We’ve got a puppy!

We’ve got a puppy! Her name is Rosie, she’s got the most adorable floppy ears and she’s turning out to be as good as gold – so the perfect family pet! Admittedly she’s wooden, but let’s not let the truth get in the way of [...]


This weekend we went to a wedding in a tepee at Hitchin Lavender Farm, a pick-your-own farm in Hertfordshire where you can pick your own lavender. The tepee looked on to the lavender fields, which came into their own in the evening when the farm was [...]

Confessions of a stay-and-work-at-home-mum

There are just weeks left until the end of the school year when school and nursery break up for six long weeks. While the teachers of the land are no doubt rejoicing I’m willing to bet the working parents of the land – like me - aren’t. [...]

To the newbie at school

With just weeks to go before the end of the school year there’s a newbie in BB’s reception year at school. I have to say I winced when I heard – I don’t know the circumstances but I do know what it’s like being moved [...]

Mamas and Papas Fifi Lapin dress winner!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our competition to win a (sold out) Fifi Lapin dress from Mamas and Papas. There were 1,280 entries which is fantastic, and I loved reading everyone's comments on who the dress would be for if they won. I haven't had [...]

5 things we could all learn from Patsy & Eddie

Last week I had the honour of seeing the new Absolutely Fabulous movie the day before it was released thanks to the nice people over at Diet Coke, who laid on a special screening at a posh London hotel with lashing of champagne (it’s a [...]


I know everyone's going on about the upcoming release of Finding Dory, but for me the film of the summer has to be The BFG. I can't wait. This week, as editor of FQ Magazine (think GQ but for fathers) I was sent some stills from [...]

5 signs your feet have been Birkenstocked

I looked down at my feet in the bath the other day and couldn't help but notice they've been well and truly Birkenstocked. I live in my Birkenstocks between the months of March and October - getting them out at the first whiff of spring [...]

What on earth is the point of non-competitive sports day?

Sports day season is upon us. With BB in reception this is the first year we’ve had the pleasure, and I have to say it’s been a revelation. If my social media feed is anything to go by there seem to have been an alarming [...]