Before You Reach for the Wine on Those Wicked Half-Term Days….

As the half-term holidays loom and the average daily intake of wine looks set to increase, here are a few activities you could try (rather than another trip to the wine aisle). Hopefully they don’t break the bank either, so you’ll have pennies left over for the wine when it’s needed. Elmwood Farm Elmwood Farm…

2 weeks to W Day

I have just launched a whole square of flapjack (unwrapped, no littering, food for the birds ๐Ÿฆ) out of the car window, after Kid 2 decided he didn’t like it, to prevent myself from devouring it. How the eff have people got the will power to go to a Slimming World or Weight Watchers weigh-in…

The Original Wine Mum (OWM).

Do you ever look at your childhood or what your mum does for you now, and think she’s a good mum! You might even think: if I do half as good a job as her, I’ll be doing alright ๐Ÿ‘Œ. At the end of the birthday eve (tonight). On the eve of my mother’s birthday,…

Not okay.

I’ve written this post a thousand times in my head, but last Mind Charity’s Mental Health Awareness Week, it was far too raw to publish. I was scared my family and especially my parents, would worry I was still in the same state. That I was a danger to myself…or worse. I’ve often written about…

The wedding diet (and wine).

It’s 6.30 on a Friday evening and I’ve just poured my fourth glass of Prosecco. It’s okay though: it’s only 75 calories a glass (or so my friend told me and I’ve chosen to believe. I’ve since been told conflicting info, but have chosen to ignore it) and technically I spilt half of the last…

How I met your mother.

Okay, it’s not; it’s how I met your father. Fourteen years ago today, actually, when Wine Mum was Stella-Snakebite Lass! (Technically, we’d met before but today’s the anniversary of our first date ๐Ÿ˜.) You know the ins and outs of what’s happened since two became three, and then four. This is how one emotional recluse…

Terrible Twos- weโ€™re coming or you!

They say failing to prepare is preparing to fail. So with activities planned to celebrate Big N turning two, I was determined to be on the ball! In my head, birthday plans going smoothly would set the tone for the rest of the year and The Terrible Twos might be averted… The last two years…

The White Stuff

As cabin fever sets in and I lay in bed enjoying a kid-free lie in, I thought I’d make the most of it and write a post. Forget all the inconvenience and travel chaos and boiler breakages and panic buying… I’ve loved these past few days! It’s easy for me to say as a stay-at-home…

Wine Mum aka Soccer Mum

Strictly not true… The day one of my children tells me they want to do a sport that requires standing in the cold and wet on a Wednesday evening in winter or at 9am on a Sunday morning, is the day I will invest in one of those chairs that has its own canopy and…