Winter has been long this year, very long indeed. It feels like we've had more wet rainy days than lovely crisp sunny winter ones. So when we woke up on Tuesday and it was bright and sunny, if a little chilly, I decided to grab the opportunity and tick our first beach off the list. … Continue reading Days Out: Peel Beach
Well hello there, strangers! I'm sorry it's been a while since my last post. The run up to Christmas was manic, as I'm sure you will all appreciate. The main challenge I found was sourcing Christmas presents and food with much more limited access to a variety of shops than I've been used to. When … Continue reading I’m back!
I must admit, for the past few years I had fallen out of love with bonfire night. I couldn’t be bothered with standing out in the cold to see a fire and some sparks in the sky. I didn’t want to pay to stand in a muddy field with a huge crowd of strangers to … Continue reading Why I’ll Remember, Remember the 5th November
When we moved to the Isle of Man I was very anxious about getting our son to baby groups and meeting new people, but I didn’t know where to start. Then someone recommended picking up a copy of Family Manx magazine next time I was out. I’d never heard of Family Manx, but a few … Continue reading An Exciting Announcement
Well hello there, it’s been a while! I’ve been off the radar for a few weeks now, but I’m officially back and raring to write again. So, I guess you’re wondering what happened? Blogtober17 was going strong and then, suddenly, I disappear. It all started a month ago. We were on our way to Spain … Continue reading Why I failed #Blogtober17
Well, here it is, my first ever Blogtober! Sod's law means that we have had a busy week so I've not prepared in advance and we go on holiday tomorrow, making it even more of a challenge. But, here I am, giving it my best shot, so we will see how it goes. The first … Continue reading #Blogtober17 Day One: All About Me
If you're in the Isle of Man, you'll know that today has been a grey day. The sky is grey, the sea is grey and, to be perfectly honest, my mood is grey. I woke up, ready to make the boy a nice breakfast. He's been off his food since we were all ill at the … Continue reading A Grey Day
My boy only turned one in August, but it's amazing how much the school summer holidays have already affected our lives. Add into that a bout of illness for us both, making us housebound for almost two weeks, and I have found my anxiety has suffered. 1. Most of the baby groups stop for the … Continue reading 5 Reasons the Summer Holidays and Anxiety Don’t Mix
A year ago today was my last day at work before maternity leave. I left believing I would be returning in nine month's time with a baby in a nursery down the road. It's strange to think back to that day, which feels like a lifetime ago, and really see just how much life has … Continue reading A Year Since I Started Maternity Leave – What’s Changed?
Today is Tynwald Day, the Isle of Man's national day. We had a lovely family afternoon wandering round the fete, which had everything I expected but also some little surprises. What is Tynwald Day? Tynwald is the name of the Manx government and is the oldest continuously running government in the world. On 5th July … Continue reading Days Out: Tynwald Day 2017