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)?


How to get the kids out of the door in the morning…

July 9, 2015

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.

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Project Flop

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 […]

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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 […]

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Mummy, what’s your hobby?

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 […]

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“Hello, would you like to sleep with me?”

July 21, 2014

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 […]

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Want to win a family day ticket to the CLA Game Fair?

July 8, 2013

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 […]

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Revolution – is it just me?

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, […]

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Happy / Hapus

April 11, 2013

We have a new daily ritual. It involves following @TiFiaCyw on twitter and attempting to learn three Welsh words every day. This week produced a particularly appealing word:      

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A fist full of random

November 20, 2012

Hola! It can be a bind, this blogging nonsense. The constant pressure to perform, to churn out quality content day in, day out. The bloggers’ bitching contests to engage with, the lists, the PR requests, the ‘she said, she said’ mountain of insecurity. To do all of that, and still keep enough venom in reserve […]

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