Should I get my teeth fixed? Do Invisalign braces really work? Will people think I’m self-obsessed? If like me, you have been going backwards and forwards (for about 10 years!) over the above questions, then you’ve come to the right place. I have hated my teeth for as long as I can remember. Not only did I have that one ‘proud’ (as my aunt aptly named it a few years ago) tooth on the bottom row, both the upper and lower sets were crowded and wonky in various places. The first thing I noticed when I looked in the mirror were my teeth. As I talked, I assumed that everyone was looking at that one ugly tooth that stood out… View Post

I am actually writing this week’s Little Loves on Thursday because in about 30 minutes, I’ll be flying out of the door for 24 hours. Tonight I’m off to Brighton to celebrate with Katie aka Hurrah for Gin, at her book launch party. I can’t wait! Don’t know who Hurrah for Gin is? Well she wrote a blog, then she wrote a book which was incredibly successful (think stick family cartoons with loads of humour thrown in) and now she’s written another one! Tonight we are celebrating the arrival of The Daily Struggles of Archie Adams (aged 2 1/4). This week has been all about birthdays and sunshine. We’ve had two birthdays in two days here so life has been… View Post

Twice in the last fortnight, people have looked at me quizzically when I’ve mentioned the term FOMO. Now come on people, if I’m 45 (almost 46) and know what FOMO means then surely you do? ‘Fear of Missing Out’ is the direct translation, basically referring to the fear that grips you when you think that you might be missing out on an exciting event that you’ll hear about for eons afterwards and wish that you had attended. Usually this affliction results in said person rushing around like a total loon, squeezing far too much into their diary and never feeling fully ‘present’ at any event. Sound familiar? It certainly does to me. I think that I struggled with FOMO for… View Post

We are never ill in our house. When I say ‘never’ you know what I mean – never ill enough to have a day off work or stay home from school. We just don’t ‘do’ being ill. I will never forget that one year when all three of my children won an award for 100% attendance at school. I wasn’t sure whether to be proud that I’m clearly providing my offspring with a ridiculously healthy environment to grow up in, or ashamed that I’m so strict that the only legitimate reason for staying off school is an inability to walk or a need to be within 10 paces of a toilet at all times*. *For the record, the truth is… View Post

It’s the end of another week and what a cold, wet miserable one it has been. To top it off, we’ve had a sore-throat/cold doing the rounds here. Having valiantly fought it off for the last 10 days, I think I’ve finally succumbed as the throat of razor blades is refusing to budge. Every week without fail I get towards Friday and cannot remember a single thing worth mentioning here. But Little Loves has slowly become an integral part of my week and I value the opportunity to reflect on the good bits, so here goes… Read I’ve been ploughing through Missing by Susan Lewis this week. I’m determined to finish it before it’s due back at the library next… View Post