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A Sea View

A Sea View

Propped up in bed, against bright green pillows, gazing through the window to the sea, I am counting in my head how many times I…

Review: Family Hotel in Keswick

Review: Family Hotel in Keswick

This last weekend, we were guests at The Keswick Country House Hotel. A Victorian hotel, which combines an air of history with a modern, welcoming…

Birthday

Birthday

Cocktails in the afternoon marked the beginning of a weekend in London and the start of my birthday celebrations. Birthdays should, in my humble opinion,…

Camp Bestival Feast Collective

Camp Bestival Feast Collective

Today I’m all about another side of Camp Bestival, the food and specifically an area of nutrition that particularly interests me; wine. The Knackered Mother’s…

Bluebell fairies

Bluebell fairies

We didn’t have the Easter Bunny when I was a child and my recollections of believing in Father Christmas are limited. My childhood magic was…

No School

No School

Wednesday was an unexpected gift of a day. School was out due to strike action and in one of those happy accidents, it happened that…

Now we are six

Now we are six

Where did the time go? Six. It’s been a journey from me to motherhood, from new-born to a boy of six. Here we are. More…

A Year On

A Year On

A year ago we packed our life into boxes, said goodbyes and left behind a life in another city. We left a community behind, the…

Camping in the Forest

Camping in the Forest

“Pony! Pony! Pony! Lots of Ponies” Shouts my son. “Tree creeper!” I shout. We have excitedly arrived at our destination, Hollands Wood Campsite in the…

This has been a good summer

This has been a good summer

When does Summer end? In my bit of the world is very warm today, summer reminding me it’s not yet gone. This morning after six…