• Keeping fit and healthy with the Great North Elmer Parade trail

    As a new mum over 40, one of my priorities is to keep fit and healthy and joining in the fun of this year’s St…

    One of the best places to go dinosaur-spotting in London

    In 1975 a film was made that captured my imagination as a tot. It was Disney’s One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing and from the…

    Roarsome fun for all the family with dino mini-golf

    Like many parents, I’ve a competitive streak and want Cyrus to be the next best thing at something. The challenge has been finding which sport…

    My 100-day workout challenge

    I’m on Day 22 of my 100-Day Workout Challenge and it took a lot this morning to drag myself to #myhappyplace for a spot of…

    16 handbag essentials for the working mum of a toddler

    It’s fair to say that life since I became a new mum over 40 has changed and so have the contents of my bag. Gone…

    Why my love of poetry and Persia goes hand in hand

    I’ve always been a big fan of creative writing and poetry and that’s why I was delighted to receive a gift from Bloodaxe Books in…

    Mummy guilt, it comes with the day job

    I’m having a rare day off (to myself) and I am already feeling guilty. I know I need to let go of perfection, but this…