I’m always a little overwhelmed when someone emails me for advice, to say thank you or just to tell me about their experiences with the council or schooling in general. I never really know what to say. I feel so honoured that anyone feels the urge to take time out of their hectic lives […]

This child’s energy levels are like nothing I’ve seen before. I think this photo sums Emmeline up really well. So my answer last week was to try and wear her out as much as possible so we could have an easy bedtime with her on Saturday evening. Soft play was my initial decision.   Who […]

It’s my birthday in a few weeks so I thought I’d write a list of things I’ve learnt throughout my life amounting to the age I’ll be…eeeekk it seems such a grown up number!       You never really know exactly what you’re doing. I always thought that as a “grown up” I’d be […]

It’s been an interesting seven days to say the least… I’ve had interviews, worked too much, driven millions of miles here there are everywhere for the family and I’ve defended myself and the children. I think it’s safe so say another layer of skin has formed across my body.   BUT it’s been a positive […]

Firstly, I’d like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for continuing to follow my blog. I only started it as a way of documenting stuff and subsequently to use as a tool to remember the nightmare battle we had with our council. Having successfully (and I still don’t know how we […]

It’s Boxing Day evening and until this moment in time Jude has been awesome.   Saying that, he’s pretty chilled again (stomping around his room so not asleep unfortunately!) It was just a bit of built up anxiety because he knows two things are happening in the morning and he’s going through that repetitive “Am […]

New York

    I wasn’t going to write about our trip away as I thought I’d potentially already  bored you all to tears via social media. BUT then I thought, why the hell not! Apologies in advance…   So, Joe, myself and the girls went to New York last week and it was pretty cool. Slightly […]

    Are you excited about Christmas? I have rather mixed emotions but I think that’s just because I’m so scarred from many a year where Jude hasn’t coped very well and I’ve had to “manage” the situation in front of family/friends. What I do love are the traditions that we seem to be forming […]