How to look after your first pet fish and an aquarium

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Mars Fishcare and the API brand. It’s Persian tradition to buy a pet fish at Nowruz (Persian New Year). However, this year we were in lockdown in the UK and we floundered at the first hurdle…

Are Q10 supplements good for energy levels?

I started taking Q10 supplements around five years ago because I needed to be in a healthier place as my husband and I wanted to have children. I was at the end of my thirties. After our son Cyrus was born, it hit home even more…

Boutique hotel in Yorkshire perfect for gourmet getaway

We had the pleasure of staying at a real gourmet getaway, The Burgoyne Hotel in Yorkshire, just prior to the Covid-19 lockdown. We love weekend getaways, I mean who doesn’t? But as regular readers of our blog know, H and I don’t have the luxury of…

How to make a YouTube video and not cringe

When my four-year-old, little C suggested we video our story time together, I wondered if I would ever make a YouTube video I wouldn’t cringe at. I’m super self-conscious about being an older mum you see. Super keen at the thought of helping other children read…

What was lockdown like as a remote-working mum?

When I said one of my new year’s resolutions was to write a book, little did I know what 2020 had in store for us, with lockdown and remote-working. During the Coronavirus Crisis, we have all seen the world through a different set of filters. While…

Is Chillingham Castle is a good place to visit for families?

Dominic Cummings ‘Barnard Castle’ jokes aside, Chillingham Castle is a sight for sore eyes for families like ours. After two housebound staycations, I had promised C that as soon as lockdown ended, we’d head to the Northumberland coast for an adventure. While some castles were closed…

How to ground yourself in what’s going well in life

Winter was out of the way. Nights were getting lighter and warmer. It was easier to get out of bed on the mornings … but then Covid-19 arrived, ruining life for families and throwing everything up in the air.  As I write this, there’s a big ‘what-if’ hanging over our…