Royal Ball! Hosting a Princess Party!

Five year old Moo wouldn't be caught dead in a pirate costume like her four year old self fancifully was. No, five year old Moo thought pirates were for babies and princesses were for big girls...you know, 'regal' and all that. Moo's favourite thing of all time around that age (for years really) was dressing…

OO-AARR me hearties! Throwing a pirate party!

My little one turned ten recently (have I mentioned that yet?!) and I am sat here with a well deserved G&T after the whirlwind of throwing yet another birthday party. Over the years I have been asked lots - accompanied by looks of horror - about why I always choose to throw birthday parties at…

Festive Feast for the Eyes; Enchanted Eltham at Eltham Palace

  And BANG it's December, with the Big Day hurtling towards us in a flash of work parties, Christmas shopping, and festive school days all on top of the usual full-time job, school run and parent life. Sometimes, it's hard to catch a breath and to stand in the eye of it all. Still. Silent.…

Single parent loneliness (sometimes)

  There's a lot of single parents about nowadays. I just don't seem to know many! I mean, if the media was to be believed us single mums are out there pushing out those babies like some kind of chain-smoking, dole-claiming, penis-riding takeover of respectable middle-England. To be fair the few single parents I know…