30 Day Writing & Image Challenge, Food & Drink

Day 21: Everything in Moderation

Confusion is rife The media - social, online & offline - is full of advice about what we should and shouldn't eat. Bookshops are bursting with books on the latest and greatest diets; low fat, high fat, low carb, low salt, the Mediterranean diet, the Keto diet, the Paleo diet, the Vegan diet and the… Continue reading Day 21: Everything in Moderation

30 Day Writing & Image Challenge, Food & Drink, Parenting & Motherhood

Day 20: Spiced Carrot Christmas Cookies

With tales of Christmas indulgence just around the corner, but my sweet tooth ever present, today I baked some 'healthy' sweet treats. Baking is another of my loves in life, but lately, I don't seem to find the time. When I was pregnant, you couldn't get the spatula out of my hand and, before my… Continue reading Day 20: Spiced Carrot Christmas Cookies

30 Day Writing & Image Challenge, Parenting & Motherhood

Day 19: The Miracles of Childhood Development

For those of you who were expecting to see the next installment of last night's story, I'll write it soon. As that style of writing is unfamiliar to me, it took a lot of effort to construct. Today I'm back to writing what I know and love; tales of life. Plus, I'm dying to watch… Continue reading Day 19: The Miracles of Childhood Development

30 Day Writing & Image Challenge, Fiction - Short Stories, Psychology & Musings

Day 18: The Letter

He raised his eyebrows, nodded and went back to his shelves. Once she was no longer in sight he pulled out his phone and dialled Kara. "She did it again. I'm done with this place." "You've said this before, Carl, you need a plan before you can leave." "I've got one." "Really... what's it this… Continue reading Day 18: The Letter

30 Day Writing & Image Challenge, Food & Drink, Psychology & Musings

Day 17: The Coffee Shop

The warmth embraces us as we step in from the cool winter's air. We make our way to the counter, and our eyes shift to gaze at the options. I'm not really looking; I know what I want. I try not to be seduced by the array of cakes and pastries staring at us from… Continue reading Day 17: The Coffee Shop

30 Day Writing & Image Challenge, Parenting & Motherhood

Day 16: Clothes Shopping Without the Effort

Since my post on guilty pleasures, a few people have asked me about my Stitch Fix subscription; here's the low down. I'm no fashionista and I hate clothes shopping; more often than not, it's just another thing on my to-do list. I never know what to buy and when I do I always seem to… Continue reading Day 16: Clothes Shopping Without the Effort

30 Day Writing & Image Challenge, Psychology & Wellbeing

Day 15: Let’s Talk About Mental Health

Some of you may have been put off by today's title, and trust me, I wondered whether to broach this subject, but I believe it's such an important topic that I couldn't not. Yesterday, when I was listening to BBC Radio 1, Professor Green came on as a guest to talk about mental health. For… Continue reading Day 15: Let’s Talk About Mental Health

30 Day Writing & Image Challenge, Expat Life, Parenting & Motherhood

Day 14: Sausages and Tea Towels

Between games of 'how-many-times-can-I-throw-my-spoon-on-the-floor-before-mummy-tears-every-hair-out-of-her-own-head', to managing my son's latest dance move, 'the sausage' - an ingenious position where he contorts his arms straight up into the air making himself as slippery as possible so that when I pick him up he slides through my hands like, well, a sausage - it's been a somewhat colourful… Continue reading Day 14: Sausages and Tea Towels

30 Day Writing & Image Challenge, Expat Life, Travel & Outings

Day 13: New England Magic

We're lucky to live on a Connecticut road that is sandwiched between the two beautiful towns of Wilton and New Canaan. These charming towns date back to the late 1700s, and aren't what I would call typical American towns; they have unique New England beuaty. A hallmark of New England is that the surrounding country… Continue reading Day 13: New England Magic