Today was the first of my non-working Thursdays since our littlest boy started morning sessions at school. I don’t know why, but him being out of the house in the morning makes it feel less like I’ll be hanging around waiting for him. When he was afternoons I dropped him off by 12.50pm, and had to
After two weeks of going it alone, I left the hospital in a complete daze from a three hour appointment with a diabetes specialist, and weighed down with a bag of insulin supplies. I’m pretty sure this was the gold standard Oscars-style goody bag of the NHS. There were needles, lancets, finger prickers, glucose test
It was a bit of a battle, but last year I managed to win the case for a pink living room. It was a bold move, and one we could have regretted, but thanks to the perfect shade of Farrow and Ball calamine, our pink living room is now my favourite room in the house.
A couple of weeks ago we had a fab day out watching the Wales v England rugby international at the Principality Stadium. It was our two boys’ first experience of a big rugby match, and they were lucky enough to see Wales win at home. It’s definitely something I’d like to do with them again
Having two boys and living in Wales means I have no hope of avoiding rugby. We’ve already had stick for the eldest playing football and constantly kicking around the “wrong shaped ball”, and he’s only five! So when we were offered the chance to go and watch Wales v England at the Principality Stadium at
I apologise for what I said when I was hangry. That sums up the past two weeks of living in what I’m describing as no man’s land. The fortnight between being told I’m diabetic and getting an appointment to see a specialist. You can catch up with the few months leading up to this here.
My name is Alana, and I love carbs. Like, I LOVE carbs. I’ll plan a day out around a coffee and cake stop. I’ll always choose the most sweet or stodgy option on the menu. And yes, I’ll unashamedly eat a Super Noodle sandwich, followed by a good old Wispa and a cuppa for my
Months ago, when we asked the boys if they’d like to go to Disneyland or have a party for their birthdays, they made the obvious choice. We were off to Disneyland. We got planning, booked the flights and scoured the internet for the best deal on a hotel. It was all set. But as the
Today we’ve celebrated your fifth birthday. It’s such a cliché, but I can’t actually believe you’re five. Five. Half a decade. How did that happen? I’m not ready to have a five-year-old! I wanted to write about you right now so I can look back and remember all your little quirks … it’s amazing how
Growing up with a mother who worked in a library, I guess it was inevitable that I would turn into a little bookworm. I’d go to the library on a Saturday, take out the maximum five books on my children’s card, and work my way through them at the speed of light. I went through