Bolton Abbey

The Move: A Change of Plan

Those who follow this blog will remember that I wrote a piece on our proposed move to the outskirts of London or Windsor a few months ago, sharing that the family and I were set to relocate.
computer

My Top 5 Writing Tips

I was a multi-award winning screenwriter and director pre blogging and vlogging (winning awards at film festivals internationally, Ch 4 and more) and I'm now writing my first book Mumboss for Piatkus/Little Brown under the Hachette umbrella.
Looking For The Postman

Seven Steps To Being Creative When You’re A Tired Parent Who Just Wants to Crash Out

Welcome to the latest installment of Who's The Daddy, a feature which shines the spotlight on the most talented Daddy bloggers, worldwide. It's an honour to welcome the talented Grant Robson of Looking For The Postman with his guest post: Seven Steps To Being Creative When You’re A Tired Parent Who Just Wants to Crash Out.
top lifestyle blogger

The 5 Things I’m Doing Differently in 2017

I've been reflecting on the year that's just gone a lot over the Christmas break as it was a time where I totally kicked back, hung out with those I love without deadlines or school runs and it got me thinking about what I'd do differently this year. What I'd like to switch up in 2017.
friends celebrating

10 Things I’ve Learnt Aged 36

It was my birthday yesterday-whoop, whoop, whoop (insert all the cake, balloons and champagne emojis) and I'm now 36!!
Giles Paley-Philipps

Creative Lives: An Interview with Author Giles Paley-Phillips

In this interview I'm speaking to Giles Paley-Phillips, the author of 'THE FEARSOME BEASTIE' (Maverick Arts Publishing) which has now sold over 70,000 copies and won countless awards. This summer will see the release of a CG animated short film of 'The Fearsome Beastie'.
Honest Mum in Shoreditch

When You Get That FOMO Feeling

So FOMO means the 'fear of missing out' (FYI those who have no idea 'Hi Dad') with the online dictionary informing me it's, 'Anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website' (please tell me you also laughed out loud at 'aroused' and the use of 'website' after social media-yes I might need to grow up #natch).
Al Dads Network

Creative Lives: An Interview with Blogger & Vlogger Al Ferguson from The Dad Network

Welcome to Creative Lives: An Interview With...my new feature that will share the experiences of inspiring men and women leading creative lives. People who are working in the media and the arts, creating, communicating, touching and transforming. I'm honoured to kick this series off with the simply brilliant, viral sensation with substance, Al Ferguson of The Dad Network!
Honest Mum

Saying ‘Yes’ More

I found a dog-eared copy of the 2005 best selling 'Yes Man' book by laugh out loud funny Danny Wallace the other day...
relaxation

#Problemshared with TV Psychologist Emma Kenny. Problem: How Do I Switch Off?

Hey guys, you might well remember at the start of December last year, I excitingly announced a collaboration with my new partner in crime, renowned TV Psychologist Emma Kenny (and founder of wellbeing site SWITCH), where together we would host a monthly problem page right here on the blog.