So, I sat in my kitchen yesterday, listening to LBC on the radio (I know, I know…), in utter shock and disbelief. Hearing the various opinions on the rights and wrongs of the Neo-Nazi/alt-right/KKK “Unite the Right” rally and the subsequent murder in #Charlottesville and Trump’s flippety-flop of a pathetic excuse for a response… Continue reading Be a Val
It’s no secret. I have put on weight. I am probably the heaviest that I have ever been while not pregnant. I am probably medically (not morbidly, mind) obese. Now, some of you know me, or will have met me, and may dispute this description of myself. But, let there be no confusion – it… Continue reading What Do You Do When Your Body Won’t Play Ball?
I originally wrote this post during the Summer of 2016, but held onto it. I am publishing it today as I feel the time is now right. It’s a long one, so you may want to grab a cuppa… x In the UK, September is the month during which kids either return to school or… Continue reading A “How To” Guide: When yours is the only non-white child in the classroom…
A slightly ranty, although much more lighthearted than the previous one, post. As you may be aware, a few months ago I left my employment. Well, when I say I left, it was more like being shoved out of the door (the big ‘R’), but it all amounts to the same thing: I am now… Continue reading Some things I had forgotten about the morning commute
The past week has seen me encounter many firsts. My first ‘In Real Life’ meet up with an insta-friend (Sunita from www.luckythings.co.uk), my first featured post in Salisbury Parenting (although it was actually published two weeks ago – I told you I was disorganised) and today, my first guest post! I am totally loving what Instagram/blogging has… Continue reading First Guest Post: Anoushka Beazley – Just some things I hate about Motherhood