by Paula on January 8, 2016

On motherhood, middle-age and stuff…


Three things about Barcelona

by Paula on December 11, 2015

How did I get to this age without ever visiting Barcelona? That was my prevailing thought during our three-day stay. I love Barcelona; properly love it in the way you love a thing that you know immediately to be flawed and troublesome at times and yet remain inexplicably tied to. It’s an exhausting city that […]


A love letter

by Paula on October 27, 2015

Dear Teacher, You know that moment at parents’ evening when you look up from your register and clock me sitting, waiting, trying to peer around the pushy parents stood directly in front of me who are determined to see you first (even though it’s not their time slot)?


Three kids; one shower (well two, but only one that anyone seems to find acceptable to use in the morning), and a complex fusion of personalities – at least two of whom are most definitely NOT morning people (I’m one of them) makes the daily routine in this house an absolute nightmare.


Project Flop

by Paula on November 18, 2014

*** UPDATE – See bottom of post for Flop MkII – my second attempt turned out much better than the first! *** For those of you who may not know, I’m the ‘voice’ behind the twitter feed for the wonderful, Bafta-nominated, children’s animated TV series, Bing. It’s such a lovely project to be involved in […]



by Paula on August 16, 2014

I really must start to do this more often. If nothing else to save myself the 15 minutes resetting my password every time I try and log in. Earlier this week I felt inspired to write, even had one of those car journeys where an entire post forces its way into your head, spidering its […]


Mummy, what’s your hobby?

by Paula on July 21, 2014

Last night, as I sat covered with children on the sofa, one of them asked what my hobby is. And I realised that I don’t have one. And that bothered me. One of them piped up: “Reading mummy, that’s your hobby”. And it is, to a degree. But I don’t dedicate nearly enough time or […]


We’re living in a world of 24/7 open access communications. The division of the sexes has eroded. Harry and Sally are in their dotage and men and women can apparently be friends with nary a faked orgasm getting in the way.  Ever more emancipated in our post-SATC birkies, we’ve all got GBFFs coming out of […]


If you’ve been keeping up with me on twitter, you’ll know that I’ve spent the last couple of years immersed in the angling world, publishing this book, and producing the TV series Fishing in the Footsteps of Mr. Crabtree. We’re knee-deep in our prep for series 2 right now, and currently running a National Talent […]


Revolution – is it just me?

by Paula on April 13, 2013

Every now and again a programme comes along that sweeps the nation up on its zeitgeisty wave, setting twitter alight and giving us all something to pretend to do on a Friday night. On paper this is what you’d expect from Revolution, currently airing on Sky 1. It’s got all the elements there; post-apocalytic landscape, […]