Single Parent Dreams v Reality: The Weekend

Like many kids with divorced parents, Flea spends alternate weekends with her Dad. Although she doesn’t sleep over at his place, she’s out of the house from 10am to around 7 or 8pm, giving me LOADS of free time. Single parenting can be tough sometimes, but all that free time?… View Post

Be the Helper

There’s a saying that does the rounds whenever there’s some sort of disaster – be it terrorism, natural disaster or accident. “Look for the helpers.”  I was thinking about this today when it occurred to me to wonder who the helpers are? Sometimes, the helper is a professional. It’s the… View Post

The Recipe for the Perfect Picnic

We’ve had three consecutive days of sunshine in the North of England, and thus, I feel confident in proclaiming it to be officially SUMMER. You might think me hasty, but summer in the North might only last a week, so it’s entirely possible that we’re already halfway to autumn. Being… View Post