hotel

A Weekend Away in Bath Without the Bambinos

As all you parents will know, it's rare to get 'couple time' when kids come along, and the last time Peter and I got a night away together was way back in June. A whole season ago then
family

A Trip Down Memory Lane

There's nothing I love more than looking at old photos from my childhood (bar the 10 year old school pictures that is- my eyebrows aka Carpet World samples were let's say, ahead of their time when it came to brow trends, and most of those scary shots have found their way into the bin-eek!

Opera North’s La vida breve and Gianni Schicchi

The fabulous folks at Opera North kindly invited me to review their new show, a double bill of the operas La Vida Breve and Gianni Schicchi but unfortunately, my kids still weren't 100% after all the bugs we've been enduring, so I had to trade tenors for Calpol and my parents headed to the opera instead of me (the perks of being the parents of a blogger huh!)
Mother and daughter

A Night at the Opera

Saturday evening saw me take out my favourite lady, my Mum, for a night at the opera-Opera North's 'The Marriage of Figaro' to be precise for a spot of culture in a spotty dress!
brothers

A Magical Day at Beningbrough Hall in York

Although I was born in Leeds and we've now lived in Leeds for nearly 4 years after many years in London, we are still discovering new happy-making places in this beautiful part of the world for all the family.
The Kardashians-Honest Mum

Why I Kinda Love the Kardashians

So hear me out-yes I realise the Kardashians and their multi million dollar world take-over is largely a constructed reality served to us by this shiny-haired, perfectly coiffed family who play up to their self-created/perpetuated 'characters' and all look great in white, but I actually really flipping enjoy it!