I took The Boy to Nandos for lunch last week. Try not to judge me too much. There is plenty of space between the tables, enough noise to drown out any bullshit and a not-bad children’s menu. They have this colouring in thing – quite good and very clever as they get their brand imprinted […]

Last week, I got caught in a monster downpour. It was a bright sunny July morning. I’d left the house to pick The Boy up from nursery wearing just a t-shirt, shorts and flip flops. It is a white t-shirt with a picture of Bruce Lee on it. Birthday present from The Norwegian. It is […]

Today I experienced what I am going to call a ‘running tantrum’ This raised the bar tantrum-wise from a throw-yourself-on-the-floor-screaming to a run-as-fast-as-you-can-while-screaming-and-losing-it. Why was he losing it? We were in the North Harbour Reserve and he wanted to climb on the rocks that tumble down into the sea. I did not want him to […]

Yesterday I baked my first ever cup cakes for The Boy’s 2nd birthday picnic. These represent my first attempt to bake cakes.  I am finally a qualified ‘proper mum.’ I learned some stuff. All cup cakes are not created equal (why do some rise unevenly, some burst?) Cup cake cases and muffin cases aren’t the […]

One of the amazing things about writing Day Six is the number of people who have talked to me about their own experiences of mental illness; friends, work colleagues and in some cases complete strangers. I believe the more we share, the more the stigma around mental illness will be reduced. I wanted to share […]