How creative jealousy can be useful

I’ve had two envious moments recently. One relating to writing and one to photography. Neither of these envious moments is a surprise to me, as I’ve had similar ones before – seeing other people doing things I wish I had done myself. I’d love to have an article published in a magazine or a newspaper.…

Writing

I am a writer

I wrote this in October 2012 and published it elsewhere. I can now say that yes I am a writer – in addition to the many other things I do. I blog, I contribute to newsletters, I’ve published creative and factual ebooks, and I also write stuff in my job. It’s an interesting rambling read…

Blogging and a 9.5 month old baby

Spring has almost sprung, and I now have a 9.5 month old baby. Time is going quickly! Life has got busy, and I have no idea where my days go. So once again I’m going to step back from my blogging. I’ll still be posting photos on Instagram from time to time, but I doubt…

Last week’s ponderings – mainly about snow

I started this blog post when there was snow all around. Now there’s not and it does feel a little out of date. But, some important life questions remain: Do they make gloves for babies? Because mine doesn’t like mittens. What about baby balaclavas to protect their faces against the cold wind? What happens to…

What’s this blog all about anyway?

I see other people with their lovely one topic blogs, and I’m a little envious that they can describe their blog’s content so easily. Not to mention that they’re seen as experts on that subject, which often leads to other opportunities for them. I’ve been writing this blog for almost 6 years and it’s still…

How to find local mum and baby activities

If you’re new to being a mum or have moved area, where on earth do you find out about local things to do? I’ve listed some general ideas on this blog post, and some Maidenhead ideas here. To find similar things in your area, try the following. Some groups are easy to find through a…

How to overcome the new mum January blues

I’m having an attack of the new mum January blues. Not enough sleep, changes in routine, worrying about stuff that’s a few months away, miserable weather. So what can I do? See people every day – be around other mums and babies, or family or friends. Talk to people – share problems and challenges, ask…

Time to simplify things

So I’ve been through the fourth trimester, had a glorious phase with a great sleeping and napping baby. But right now, she’s not so great at those things. And approaching 6 months we’ve got quite a few changes coming up – the pram, the cot and weaning. So it’s time to simplify my mind and…

In which I publish a new ebook

I published a new ebook! It is (I think) the final in my small series of creative ramblings, published before I move onto some non-fiction projects. Called Creative Connections, it’s a bit of an eclectic mix, as it’s got a few left over pieces of prose, a load of poems, and a couple of styles…

Why don’t people comment on blogs? 

And in a break and slight tangent from recent blog posts, this one is about blogging, not babies…. I’ve been blogging for quite a few years now, and I find it interesting that people don’t comment on blog posts as much I’d like them to. I feel as if a blog post with no comments…

Things I love this week 

There’s no chance of a longer post this week, between a grumpy baby and my lack of sleep. So here once again is a gratitude list….. things I love this week. Fancy shower gel – a couple of people bought me new mum presents of lovely smelling shower gel and bath stuff. My morning shower…