• 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…

    Where can I take my toddler on a rainy day in Newcastle?

    There’s nothing like an unexpected downpour to ruin a family day out during Bank Holiday weekend. Luckily, there is still plenty to do in Newcastle…

    Chai Gol Gavzaban for relaxation and stress relief

    I’m a big fan of Persian Chai Gol Gavzaban, which translates to borage tea. It’s great for helping relieve menstrual cramps and drinking it always…

    The agony and ecstasy of becoming a new mum over 40

    The hardest thing about being a mum after losing my own was that she was always the first person I’d call – good or bad.…

    How to be confident in who you are and what you do

    Recently I was told that I lack confidence and that piece of advice, however well-intentioned it was really hurt – because my blog has taught…

    Want your toddler to eat (almost) everything?

    As those of you with fellow little humans will appreciate, it’s often easier to order a baby-friendly takeaway pizza for dinner than tackle tantrums in…