I am sitting on a sofa across from one of my best friends. We are very similar in many ways, although very different in others, but our core values are broadly similar. We get each other in a way that many people don’t. She lives at the other end of the… View Post

My mummy friends and I used to meet in coffee shops when our babies were born. We would meet come rain or shine and huddle in corners catching up on our latest developments, sharing tips or war stories, keeping ourselves sane with humour and caffeine. In hindsight, the toughest thing about… View Post

I cook a lot of lamb dishes and although a shoulder of lamb is expensive you can feed a good number of people from one. This is one of my favourite lamb dishes – Moroccan style. It will serve 4 adults with generous servings. This dish takes about 5 minutes to… View Post

Several people have asked me for advice about writing a caesarean  birth plan recently. For various reasons they have been planned, like mine, or they wanted to be prepared in the event it should happen. Small Boy was breech and despite all my wants and preparation for a natural birth,… View Post