5 Parents You’ll Meet at School Sports Matches

Oh my goodness, it was a stressful weekend! Flea was in Leeds, playing in a hockey tournament. She’s the goalkeeper for the county team, but actually played for three teams, because they were missing a couple of keepers. By the time the playoff games started, five hours later, Flea was… View Post

The Shipping News: Top 10 TV Couples

Today I am going to share a secret with you. A dark and shameful secret. Ready? I am a shipper. Chances are that if you are a sensible, well-adjusted adult you’re now imagining me in a boat. If only.  Actually, in Internet lingo, a ‘shipper’ is someone who gets overly invested… View Post

5 Reasons to Go Back to Dubai

The more I travel, the more I feel like different destinations have their own personalities. Take France, for example. France wants you to have a nice time, but to learn something while you’re there. Spain, in contrast, just wants you to have fun, and not take it too seriously. And… View Post

How Secondary School Changed my Daughter

Sometimes in parenting, there are moments that make you stop in your tracks. “Holy Hell, how did THAT happen?” you’ll ask yourself. Take the two video stills below. The first image is from last July, just before Flea started secondary school. The second image is from a video a couple of weeks ago.… View Post