Desperately Seeking My Festive Spirit!

I have to admit I’ve been having difficulty finding my Christmas spirit this year. It’s not the first time it’s happened and I always thought it was because of a combination of two things: 1) only putting the tree and decorations up with just days to go before the big day and hence not having […]

Ho Ho Holy CRAP What Have I Done?!

I’m really not sure what surprised me the most today. Perhaps it was the fact that I just never seem to change my scatty ways, which meant that yet again, after doing all the morning drop offs (M and D at school, K at nursery and hubster at work – and yes I AM going […]

Dear Santa…oh dear, Santa

  At the time of writing this, I have a head full of cold and a sore throat so I’m a little worried that this may not be my most complete and stellar offering. I think I may well be onto something here though and as the fog of this head cold lifts, I’m sure […]

14 Things Not To Say To Kids…

 …because there’s just no point! I sounded off at Musical M last night and said something I’m pretty sure I shouldn’t have said.  Oh if only I could channel my inner Mother Teresa in such moments.  (Problem is I don’t HAVE an inner Mother Teresa to channel.) After they’d gone to bed, I got to […]

Thanksgiving is…A Piece of Cake

We Brits may not celebrate Thanksgiving but it doesn’t mean I can’t stop for a moment and take stock of all the good things in my life.  For all my flaws, one of my good points is that I usually manage to find some reason almost every day to drink from the cup of gratitude.  […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Mother Loses Her Running Mojo!

I just don’t understand what’s going on with me and the running at the moment.  I know it’s common to fall off the exercise wagon and often find it hard to motivate yourself.  But I’ve fallen off it so badly this time I don’t think I can even see the wagon anymore. I made myself […]

10 Lessons This Mama Has Learned

So in a week where I managed to miss a girls’ night because I didn’t read the details on the invite properly and came seriously close to using a tube of ear drops to stick my son’s birthday cupcake decorations together, thinking it was a bottle of sugar glue, I thought it a good idea […]

An Indian in Malta

Sitting at Cafe Juliani having a post-pilates cappuccino blogging away. Just looked out the window and there’s an Indian (Sikh to be precise) man who looks so like my dad, smart suit, turban, greying beard and all. Seriously fighting the urge to a) take a picture of him to remind my British /Indian/ Maltese kids […]

Famous Australian TV Chef Causes Lunchbox Envy!

There’s a certain female chef on TV…I won’t say her name cos I’m too damn chicken…she’s Australian though.  I can’t decide whether I love her or hate her.  I think it’s a bit of both.  I love her for the yummy oh-so-simple peach and almond tart she’s introduced into my family’s lives.  I quite liked […]

10 Signs of The Scatty Mama

I’m a scatty Mama. There, I’ve said it.  I wish I wasn’t. But then I guess there was never much hope that the girl who was a confirmed absent-minded daydreamer in her childhood/youth would grow up (using the term ‘grow’ very loosely here as I can just about make it to 4foot 3 in heels […]

Honey I Forgot To Feed The Kids (things celebrity mums don’t do)

You know  you haven’t got this parenting thing right when you decide not to send them homemade lunches today, in favour of buying them hot pizzas at lunchtime.  And then later you sit in your favourite cafe writing a post called 10 Signs of the Scatty Mama  mentally patting yourself on the back for spending […]

You ARE Indian!

So back when she was about five years old, one evening Musical M had just got out of  the shower when she spotted her reflection in the bathroom mirror.  I had wrapped a towel around her damp hair which made her look like she was wearing a turban (like my Sikh father). “Ooh Mummy” she […]

Mama’s Got A Brand New Blog

You can always trust your sister for good advice.  One of my siblings suggested I start a blog.  So being a firm believer in “why do today what you can put off until tomorrow?” I did just that…and put it off for 3 years. Then more and more friends who had been reading my facebook […]

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