A few words of sanity…

A few words of sanity…

I’ve been thinking about trying to put some similar thoughts into words recently – but Sarah Williams of sixwilliams.com has done it so perfectly I cant improve on this and just had to share!  Every mum/mom/human being in 2016 should read this… A Perfect Mom Is The Worst Its about remembering the way we were all brought up people – and sticking to our gut feel about the the best (and easiest!) way to parent, the way our mums and dads…

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Another American / Our favorite family winery.

Another American / Our favorite family winery.

What exactly is happening with the passport situation in California right now? We went to make an application at the local post office for Margot’s first passport last week, only to find that appointments for passport applications were running at a 9 week wait! The same was the case at pretty much every post office I called in Marin County…  ` Baby’s first passport has to be applied for via a face to face application with both parents present. For…

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8 things America just does better…

8 things America just does better…

Having spent over four years now living Stateside, it’s fair to say that we have moved on a bit in our appreciation of all things American. I remember my first impression of the good folk of the Golden Coast was that everyone was just a tad too friendly and a tad too loud.  (I know I know… but remember we moved here as fully carded-up grumpy Londoners). These days we know full well that our neighborly Northern Californians do a…

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About Me

About Me

Mummy to two loud babies, three year old Archer and one year Margot. I’m an ex-corporate communications professional and amateur mum, writer and dancer.  (Life philosophy; we’re never too old to dance! Although often just a bit too tired.) The other half and I married in Somerset, England in 2011 and moved from our home in Islington, London to San Francisco that Christmas ‘just for a year’ since the opportunity came up with work. We moved our jobs over here,…

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