To NCT or not to NCT, that is the question.

Not that I have that many but, newly pregnant friends will often ask whether I recommend them going to NCT classes (just to clarify, I mean I don’t have very many pregnant friends!). I know it’s an issue of contention & I suppose, I have two answers. The first is ‘YES!’ with a caveat of ‘Maybe not’!

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I will not be beaten this close to the end….

I’m on day 29 of 30 NaBloPoMo & I have been struck down, but refuse to be beaten. I have been feeling off it all week & for the last few weeks, it’s been creeping up on me, if I’m honest. This time of year is always super busy for me at work & I think I have probably been running on adrenaline for a little while now, as I finish off my meetings & do my end of year appraisal.

My appraisal was on Tuesday & I had got myself so hyped up over wanting to do well in it, that it literally felt like a physical weight had been lifted once it was over.

My body obviously picked up on this & my health has crashed & burned over the last few days & now I have a kidney infection. After going to the out of hours GP this evening, I am on bed-rest & antibiotics & – providing I am not sick again – will avoid being incarcerated at our local hospital.

It’s Little T’s birthday party on Sunday, so this is not ideal timing, but I’m hoping to be on the mend by then. This does mean Mr T is going to channel his inner Paul Holywood tomorrow & bake 36 fairy cakes, but I have every confidence in him.

Night night. I’m off to recover.

#everycloudeveryday The joy of giving, but sometimes not receiving.

I love Christmas, I love birthdays, I love weddings & I love Christenings. In fact, I love any occasion where I get to buy someone a present. I love buying gifts & the joy of giving. I’d like to think I am a thoughtful gift-buyer & take time to decide on the perfect present for the person receiving it. Continue reading

#everycloudeveryday Autumn days

At primary school, one of my favourite hymns was ‘Autumn Days’. I would sing at the top of my voice whenever we had it in assembly & I still hum it on days like today. For those of you not familiar with this musical masterpiece, it was in the ‘Come & Praise’ hymn book & the lyrics went: Continue reading

#everycloudeveryday Happy Silver Wedding Anniversary Scott & Charlene

It’s 25 years ago today that Scott & Charlene Robinson (nee Mitchell) tied the knot. Twice; once at 1.35pm & again at 5.35pm, as millions all over the world cheered them on & celebrated as the modern day Romeo & Juliet (without the poison & suicide bit, obvs) got their happy ending.  Continue reading

Project Happiness, aka: #everycloudeveryday

I have been neglecting my blog for a while. I’m sorry.

If I’m honest, I’ve been neglecting myself for a while too.


I have lost my sparkle. I feel like I’m in a hole & I can’t get out. I am struggling to keep all of my ‘work’, ‘mother’, ‘wife’, ‘friends’, ‘family’ & ‘money’ plates spinning together & feel a bit overwhelmed by life in general. If I haven’ t been at work, I’ve been asleep & that doesn’t leave much time for anything else.

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A public apology.

This blog is a public apology to anyone I have ever met who has been suffering with whiplash:



I didn’t believe you & I am sorry.

I even remember having conversations along the lines of ‘people like you (using my pointed finger for emphasis) are the reason people like me have to pay more for our car insurance’.

The thing is, it does exist. I have it.

I am miserable, feeling very sore, stiff & sorry for myself.


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Why I believe in giving all children a sporting chance.

This weekend saw the beginning of the 2013 cricket season.

Whilst that meant thousands of wives were lamenting the lack of any quality time as a family until September (no, just me?!), it also meant that thousands of children were starting to understand the benefit of growing up with sport in their lives. By this, I don’t mean watching overly dramatic footballers who earn enough to buy a house each week on tv, I mean being involved from a grass-roots level. Continue reading