I Love Birthdays

Sharing this story with you brings back mixed emotions.  In 2012 I travelled to Kenya with Mary's Meals and my husbands charity One Feeds Two (, at that time known as The Elephant Juice Soup Company.  In 2010 my husband... Continue Reading →


Messy Jessie and the Best Dress

I absolutely loved writing this!  My Jessie is renowned for being messy and I am a real advocate for messy play.  However, I have recently been faced with the parenting challenge of dressing her appropriately for activities.  Needless to say... Continue Reading →

The Magician with Magical Hands

I have been wanting to upload this for ages but have been attempting to wait until it is perfect.  I have now come to the conclusion that it is not going to be perfect and I just need to get... Continue Reading →

The Prune Aboot Toon

One glass of wine and a laptop later.... The Prune Aboot Toon The prune aboot toon Was all purple and broon, And wherever he went He sang a wee tune. “I am a prune The prune aboot toon One day... Continue Reading →

My Mummy is Magic

I still feel this is in draft format, but I am keen to get it online and share the magic. This idea randomly came from a banking advert where it portrayed 'Mummy' as magic.  If i remember right the grand... Continue Reading →

Protected: Being Mum, Being Me.

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Meet Messy Jessie

Messy Jessie....This has been in my head for about 2 years and FINALLY I have it on (digital) paper.  Phew! It doesn't take a genius to work out where my inspiration has come for this. Yes, her name is Jessie... Continue Reading →

Colour Collective

I'm not a big social media fan but I am a big Twitter fan.  I like it because I feel it encourages creative community.  I'm not 'friends' with anyone, I don't share my dinner or my life, although I do... Continue Reading →

Strudel Poodle and Betty Cat

I'm excited about this idea...I get excited about most things, but this is one of those ideas that keeps you up at night and gives you 'the feeling'. I'm sure some of you will know what I mean and the... Continue Reading →

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