Snapshot

Lemon and poppy-seed cake - Office Mum

What are you reading, listening to, watching, eating, drinking, looking forward to, worrying about . . ? That's the question Maud from Awfully Chipper asked herself - then asked everyone else - a snapshot of what's going on right now. So here's mine: Reading I'm reading and really enjoying Distress Signals by Irish writer Catherine Ryan Howard ...

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Notebook and laptop - office mum

It's that in between Christmas and New Year bit when I've had just about enough of the Heroes but not quite enough of the Baileys coffee, and I'm looking back at the year gone by before moving on to planning the year ahead. So I'm jumping on the round-up wagon - taking the lead from Sadhbh of Where Wishes ...

My Favourite Five

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I have a dress I love but never wear. It's a blue print dress with an elusive and sometimes indefinable "flattering fit". I wore if for the first time when my second baby was a few months old - to go out for dinner with friends. I remember feeling so good about being dressed up and having food and wine ...

What I Don’t Miss About Life Before Kids

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What do you miss about life before kids? That was the question in an online discussion I read recently. Sleep. Free-time. Me-time. Money. Nights out. Lying-in. Tea that's not gone cold. Peeing alone. Not in any kind of "I wish I never had kids because I miss that hot tea so much" way. Just a list of things that we sometimes miss - if we're ...