A little about me

I've been running my little blog for ten years this year (TEN! I didn't realise it was that long when I began that sentence!) and have had periods of being really active and others, well, not. But I'm dedicating myself to blogging regularly again now and with that comes new readers, so I thought a … Continue reading A little about me

A week in the life of an eleven month old

My maternity leave officially finished in December, and the other mums I've met in the last year are all slowly returning to work, so we're cramming in as many playdates as we can before then. There are times when being a mum means not eating for twelve hours, not having time to shower or go … Continue reading A week in the life of an eleven month old

Modern art, done the Hull way

When I opened Twitter one day in January and found that the City of Culture team had spent the night hauling a full size wind turbine propeller blade across the city, moving lampposts and traffic lights to suspend the thing in the city centre, I have to admit I did the whole 'bollocks to modern … Continue reading Modern art, done the Hull way

Poetry: A small triangular adventure

I visited my primary school today And walked up the path last seen When my feet were several sizes smaller When I wore black sandshoes With those funny rubber patterns on the sole The spot where our mums used to stand Chat about tea, trumpet lessons and Lost PE kits Was a perfect triangle of … Continue reading Poetry: A small triangular adventure

Poetry: Isn’t it funny

There are times when I really want to blog, but I just don't have the time to dedicate to crafting a well-written post and gather my thoughts in a cohesive way. Most of the time when I feel like this, I'll pull out my phone if I can and let my thoughts quickly spill out … Continue reading Poetry: Isn’t it funny

Made in Hull – the first week of culture

If you missed last week’s blog, I wrote about my personal goals to inject some culture into my life as my city celebrates finally getting to flaunt its City of Culture status. The first week saw over 342,000 visitors come to check out Hull's opening exhibition, Made in Hull. I think I probably chose the … Continue reading Made in Hull – the first week of culture

Let’s go get cultured

New year's resolutions? Sure. More water, running, fewer takeaways, etc, etc. All the usual stuff, but that's boring, predictable, and more than likely, destined to fail, because who really wants less pizza in their life? Resolutions are for early January, but I believe in adapting a new approach to life at any given moment. There … Continue reading Let’s go get cultured

Long term dreams and long lasting encouragement

For my last post of 2016 I talk about what it's like to realise that ambitions don't have to be a short term plan.  The year is almost about to tip into 2017 and on this ordinary December afternoon I’m sat in my home office, working on some educational stuff for next year. I’m not … Continue reading Long term dreams and long lasting encouragement

The end of Fake Christmas

There's a certain awkwardness to entering adulthood - the time your relationships get more serious, flats are rented, jobs are no longer temp roles but career stepping stones - but you're only just starting, so the title of 'proper adult’ is yet to be attained. At this time of year, that translates to doing what … Continue reading The end of Fake Christmas

The challenges of becoming a self-employed mum

It's no secret that if you're a woman you're likely to earn less than a man in the same job. It's a much plainer fact than I'd imagined: a man and woman starting off in the same role can advance in their careers equally, but when a woman takes a break to have a child … Continue reading The challenges of becoming a self-employed mum