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5 reasons to choose a pet owner for your Valentine

Are you looking for that perfect Valentine? Well I have found mine (hi Chris!)   There are so many things that make Chris perfect (I’m giggling imagining him squirm with embarrassment reading that 🙂 ) but I knew pretty quickly that he was the one for me and would complete us as a family. Since […]

Prom dresses and happy memories

Awkward photo alert! This was taken in 2008 (OMG 10 years ago!!!) This was when I was working in a secondary school and went to the Year 11 prom. It was a lovely evening, seeing the ‘children’ as they morph into adults and move on into the world. The Year 11s at the secondary school […]

Tinnitus Week: the noise in the silence

I will never know what silence is. No, not because I have children! But because I have tinnitus. A constant ringing or whistling sound that I hear every second of every day. Sometimes I can tune it out but it can make it difficult to hear low or quiet sounds. My life is not really […]

100 years of women’s right to vote

A century of women voting. It seems like a long time but it isn’t. 100 years ago women were granted the right to vote if they were over 30. It took another 10 years for ALL women to win the same rights. And obviously 100 years is nothing compared to the hundreds of years that […]

Why I love weddings but won’t be having my own!

(Update: this post title may have surprised you after our engagement announcement on Sunday! I wrote this post a month ago, little knowing that a proposal would be heading my way less than 2 weeks later!) I love a wedding. Happiness, love, the excitement of a new life together. But it isn’t for me. Don’t […]

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