Random Thoughts & News from the MotherShip

Thinking of You and the Art of Communication

Thinking of You and the Art of Communication

Were you forced, as a child, to write thank you letters to relatives? Did you have to tell them which book you had bought with the National Book To...
New Babies & Baby Showers

New Babies & Baby Showers

It took me a long time to feel broody after I had my twin sons. But then being pregnant for 18 months with a three month gap would, in my humble op...
The joys of the approaching "back to school" day.

The joys of the approaching "back to school" day.

As the first day back at school approaches, are you like me and thinking ‘Thank God, a bit of peace” or are you lying to yourself? Or have you just...
Skiing and the first set of IOU Vouchers for Very Lovely Children

Skiing and the first set of IOU Vouchers for Very Lovely Children

Off we were skiing for Christmas.  Ok, off we were to the French Alps because I had promised myself that I would have a snowball fight with my chil...
My versatile coconut curry (and it's REALLY easy)

My versatile coconut curry (and it's REALLY easy)

I'm not really known for my cooking.  As in,  I've spent most of my adult life as a 'won't cook' as opposed to a 'can't cook'.  I'm a firm believer...
Capturing the randomness of a child's mind

Capturing the randomness of a child's mind

I like to think that my thought processes can be pretty random.  I remember very clearly at the age of 13 my english teacher asking the class to wr...
Stationery Lovers of the World Unite

Stationery Lovers of the World Unite

Don't know these people and, if I'm honest, super depressed that at the beauty and simplicity of these new finds this morning not sure that I want ...
To CheesePlant or not to CheesePlant

To CheesePlant or not to CheesePlant

I have been in turmoil people.  Absolute turmoil for the past 3 months or so and I have thrown tantrums and stormed from the office to the high str...
Children, Patterns and Looking Up

Children, Patterns and Looking Up

My first ever 'proper' camera was for my 18th birthday.  (At this point, I can hear my teenage offspring pipe in with 'they had CAMERAS when you we...
Children at Weddings #1

Children at Weddings #1

I was recently asked by Your London Wedding magazine to respond as an 'expert' to a genuine question from a reader about entertaining children at h...
The Stationery Show and the C Word

The Stationery Show and the C Word

I was reminded over the last couple of days that at least one person had read the blog I had written about embarrassing things I had done at the St...
My birthday and Emojis

My birthday and Emojis

Happy Monday!   It's my birthday week and I suspect much cake will be eaten. I will be charming the pants off every buyer who stops by our stand at...