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My favourite firsts

One of my favourite things about being a parent is all the 'firsts' you get to witness.   I've had 5 years worth of firsts with Rhys, and so many of them are still so clear in my mind.  From the first time he walked (I was out of the room, but I he ...

Questions about Frozen

5 questions I have about Frozen

I know, I know, we're really late to the party with this one, but we've just introduced our children to Frozen and they absolutely love it. I don't want to think about how many times I've seen it in the last month. But the thing is, the more you ...

Getting back into exercise weights

Getting back into exercise

It's time. I've been putting it off for too long, but I feel like I can't keep ignoring it any more. It's time to start exercising again! Before I had my children I was a regular at the LC2 here in Swansea, doing several classes a week and wo ...

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My turn, my turn

I try my best to take a headshot of my children at some point every day, so I have a little record of how they're changing over the weeks, months and years.  And despite my best intentions to take the photos during the day, I inevitably forget and end up ...

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Living arrows – 22/52

At the weekend I took my two for a trip to Swansea's community farm, to meet up with a friend and her son and to have a good wander round and see what had changed since our first visit there a few months ago. Well, it was fab!  Spring has definitely sp ...

True friendship isn't about being inseparable quote

True friendship

I've known my best friend for nearly 16 years now, which just makes me feel really old! We met in our first year at University, lived in a shared house together in our third year and then rented a house together just the two of us for a year after ...

6 little things that have made me happy

6 little things that have made me happy lately

Do you ever have those times when nothing really big has happened, but you just feel happy?  That's how I've been lately. I've always believed that it's the little things in life that really add up and bring us joy and happiness, and that definitely se ...