Hi, I hope you’ve all been enjoying the bank holiday weekend, despite the not so summery weather.  Way back in January when I offered to host one of the Britmums Carnivals August seemed such a long way off but this year has flown and I can’t quite believe that it will be Autumn next week. Thank you so much to the lovely bloggers who have sent me their links, so without further ado, let’s get cracking. Kicking us off is a post that as an (almost) mid-30’s mummy I could completely identify with.  Tas from Not My Year Off lets us… View Post

Every morning in school we have a staff briefing.  More often than not it’s a bit of a pointless exercise as any messages that need to be told will be done via email but it is a good chance to catch up with people you probably won’t see for the rest of the day. Sometimes though, there are messages that need to be delivered with that personal touch and this week saw one of those times.  One member of our staff had suffered a house fire over the weekend, completely gutting her house, leaving her homeless.  All her upstairs possessions… View Post

I take holiday planning quite seriously.  It’s booked months in advance, so we have something to look forward to.  A few new pieces are carefully chosen to update my summer wardrobe and the holiday haircut is booked in.  Insurance, check.  Currency, check.  Passports and all vital documents, all checked and safely secured in their travel wallet ready to go into the hand luggage.  The taxi-man (or Dad as he prefers to be called) is booked and we’re ready to go! Unfortunately all of my enthusiasm has been used up in the before holiday phase, so there’s not that much left for our homecoming!  I wish I could be one of those people… View Post

I’ll be the first to admit I can be a bit of a moaner. You should see me in the staff room at lunch, although (in my defence) I’m not on my own! My classic moans are along the lines of: The other half isn’t romantic enough Why drive at 20mph in a 40 zone, at 8am in the morning! Work can be a bit shit at times Where would you even buy a fleece with owls on when you’re 40? (You know the ones, usually in red or blue, and not in any way a cool owls pattern) I’d… View Post