Why You Should Register To Vote… And Vote

TODAY IS YOUR LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE. I REPEAT: TODAY IS YOUR LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE FOR THE JUNE 8TH GENERAL ELECTION. If you’re not already registered to vote – what the hell are you doing? Do it. Now. HERE. Just 5 minutes. I’m not sure what makes me so politically…

The privilege of Twelve Thousand Pounds

Twelve Thousand Pounds. That’s the wage that came in to debate this week and, honestly, it got me a little annoyed. Whilst preparing for an upcoming journalism exam in public affairs (which sounds quite fancy but is in no way exotic or exciting) we were discussing how some local councillors could earn twelve thousand a year….

The rise of the little sods, gits & b**tards

Oh God, something has happened. It comes around once a year. This year it was number five. I’ve managed to level myself up to the achievement of a five-year-old. FIVE!! Wut? One minute we’re thinking babies are a brilliant idea, plastic sticks get wee stripes and before we know it our downstairs are ruined (and…

Award-winning trainer celebrates success with her learners

Award-winning trainer Julie Walsh has been celebrating her win with the people who know her skills the best – her learners. Julie picked up the outstanding recognition award at Insight conference in December. The awards, run by Expert Citizens, were designed to celebrate those who have gone the extra mile in helping people with multiple…

Our Sunday Photo: Ready, Set, Race

Half Term is nearly over and spending time with this little ninja has been absolutely joyous. Nothing, nothing, nothing, brings you down to earth like time spent with a child and it has blown away the cobwebs and first world problems. It’s also blown my mind at how well his reading has progressed in the…

“He’s Here, Be Brave”

A few weeks ago I went out on an assignment and, as I am prone to doing, decided to pop into the local Asda on the way home. I highly doubt I needed anything but ended up with some pens and colourful document wallets before wandering up the toy aisle out of habit. As I…

Our Sunday Photo: Back To Pokemon Hunting

We’re back to Pokemon hunting. Apparently all thanks to YouTube (and the hundreds of fascinating America families who kids seem to be entranced by). They’ve caught them on the way to Asda to do the big shop. They’ve walk specifically to the pub to catch a rare one. It’s all systems go. Regardless of how…

Tales of the toe

There are many hazards to being a mum. I know girls are probably just as bad, but the old adage of boys not being for the feint hearted is definitely true in this household. From 10 months old this little s**t has climbed on, run into, jumped off, and banged his head/feet/elbows/shins on every single…

8 years & a lot of change

A lot has changed in the 8 years since Barack Obama was a gift to the world. Here’s my reflection on where I was 8 years ago to the day.

No Day Like A Snow Day

I said I loved snow yesterday. Then I realised it’s now Friday 13th and it’s snowing – and I’ve jinxed it.