The One with a New Office

Having an office has been a real life saver for me. When you work from home, it’s ridiculously easy to just – keep working. Particularly if Flea is away, I can find that I sit at my desk at 9am, and I’m still there 12 hours later. And the dog… View Post

Why John Lewis is My Retail Hero

Did you see the news that John Lewis is removing the gender-specific labels from its kids’ clothing ranges? Hurrah. About time.  Back in 2010, Flea was five years old. Like lots of five year olds, she loved monkeys, monsters and dinosaurs. Her favourite colours were red, blue and green. And… View Post

Single Parent: Social Pariah

Whoop! It’s the summer holidays. Well, in our house at least. We’re off on hols soon, but first Flea’s spending a week with her Dad. I’m sure she’ll have a blast, but it’s always a bit odd finding myself in the house without my small companion. Today, though, I’ve been… View Post

How to Deal with Passive Aggressive People

Passive aggressive people are some of the most annoying people I know. And I’m including people over 30 who wear dungarees in that statement, so you can see how strongly I feel. I’m quite a direct person. I certainly don’t enjoy confrontation, and I’ll usually walk away to avoid it. But… View Post

Top Tips on Reducing Food Waste

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been working with top domestic appliance maker Haier to understand more about food waste, and how to reduce it in our family. As a small family, we do struggle with food waste. It’s all too easy to buy something and only use half the… View Post