Yippeee, I was nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award.  Just over a week ago, Debbie from My Random Musings nominated me for The One Lovely Blog Award.  Thanks Debbie! This is an award from a blogger to a fellow blogger as a sign of appreciation of their blog. As part of accepting the award, I have to write 7 random facts about me: I am quite good at spending time on my own, which is quite lucky really, given that…

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Feminism has been on my list of topics to write about for at least a month, in fact since I went to a talk on Feminism at the Changing Britain lecture series at the Southbank Centre.  I have been a bit nervous about writing this post.  I am not entirely sure why. It could be because Google Analytics tells me that 56% of my readers are male (which I can’t quite believe!) and I am worried that my readers will…

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You know how these blog posts go now.  Baby spends the day with Daddy and Mummy goes off, usually to some London museum or Art Gallery to distract herself from missing her baby. This saturday was particularly difficult because it was day seven without spending proper time with my baby.  I was missing him terribly. But,  I met up with an old friend and I had a great day. We went to see the Staying Power exhibition at the Victoria…

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I was going to write a post about my weaning woes (my son has decided he will only eat yoghurt which is proving to be a little tricky) but the primary reason I blog at the moment is for therapy, and I am afraid I need a bit of blogging therapy this evening. It is Sunday evening on a bank holiday weekend.  I have just spent two days with my son. We went to stay with my parents, with Grandma…

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I’ve discovered that I do not like Tinder. There is a wealth of advice out there that says that newly divorced or newly separated parents should wait to date.  Dating seems like a great idea to get over your ex, but you have to take the time to be yourself for a bit, to learn to like yourself again and to be happy in your own skin.  This makes a lot of sense, but my ex, well…I am over him…

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Emotional well-being is not the absence of emotions, but it is your ability to understand the value of your emotions and use them to move your life forward in positive directions. Hi, if you haven’t read my blog before, I am a newly single mum.  I am in my mid-30s and I have a son who is under one.  You can read more on my About Me page.  Today I have been thinking about my emotional well-being. My partner and…

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It has been a tough week.  It is now Saturday and baby is with his Daddy. Baby was with his Daddy last Sunday and I have been working all week.  I have only seen him for snippets of time first thing in the morning when we have to rush to go to work and nursery, or in the evening before he goes to bed when we are both tired and grouchy.  I can’t wait until tomorrow when I get to…

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“ What is love ?” was the most searched for phrase on Google in 2012.  I know this because I typed this phrase into google early this year.  My ” what is love ?” search returned about 1,100,000,000 results and the number one hit informed me that millions of people around the world want to know what love is. This ” what is love ?” google search of mine preceded a conversation with my now ex partner about love and…

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My ex partner and I are still living together.  We have sold the house and have both found properties to move to.  We are waiting for the sale to go through.  In the interim, I am in the spare room, he is in what was our bedroom.  Same roof, different ceiling – a less than ideal solution! My ex partner is keen to find a new wife as soon as possible.  I heard him talking on the phone about it…

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I blog anonymously.  No one who I know in person even knows that I blog, let alone my blog identity.  I don’t talk about blogging to my friends or to my family.  My community of fellow bloggers, whom I consider to be my friends, are totally separate from my offline friends.  The drawbacks of blogging anonymously are significant. I blog anonymously because my blog is my therapy.  For the first time readers among you, I am a newly single Mum. …

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