Eat, pray, love
08-11-2017Blog

Eat, pray, love

This is an advertorial post   It’s the slow, deliberate sweep of food off a plate or table…

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Just desserts
06-11-2017Blog

Just desserts

It was three years ago on an evening when I’d forgotten I’d invited two mates round for dinner….

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‘Tis the season
04-11-2017Blog

‘Tis the season

Christmas Eve last year was traumatic. My mum’s fondue set from 1964 blew up in spectacular style –…

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Pukka up
19-10-2017Blog

Pukka up

  It was 1.46pm on an average Tuesday. I had ventured to London’s Tate Modern gallery with both…

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Snot a problem
08-10-2017Blog

Snot a problem

Anyone who has seen my Instagram stories recently can attest to the incubus I’ve become. Snotty, raspy, puffy-faced…

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Styling it out
02-10-2017Blog

Styling it out

The mum jean. That high-waisted, crotch-ruffling, saggy-bottomed trew. In my mind it’s something I could pull off. In…

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Down with the kids
30-09-2017Blog

Down with the kids

People may have been having kids since before Jesus was born, but that doesn’t make tending to the…

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Chic and cheerful
30-09-2017Blog

Chic and cheerful

I was 28 weeks pregnant when I uttered the optimistic and utterly deranged words, ‘let’s renovate the kitchen’….

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Too cool for school
29-09-2017Blog

Too cool for school

I’ve never bagged the prize for excellence, only ever effort. I’d be the one lolloping about at the…

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BOOK TOUR: Parenting the Shit out of Life
24-09-2017Blog

BOOK TOUR: Parenting the Shit out of Life

Book tour dates for Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham, The Wirral, Manchester, Bruton and London.

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Oh what a night
11-09-2017Blog

Oh what a night

We wrote a book together called Parenting The Shit Out of Life. Both Matt and I are still…

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We are family
25-08-2017Blog

We are family

  Other than the occasional run-in over a dismembered Barbie doll, my sister and I used to mainly…

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Just do it
01-08-2017Blog

Just do it

My parental agenda is painfully simple: Let her choose. For all the dinosaurs, princesses, blue and pink divides…

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Parenting the Shit out of Life: the book
31-07-2017Blog

Parenting the Shit out of Life: the book

Our book, Parenting the Shit out of Life, is available for pre-order now. It covers the last five years…

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Seeing is believing
19-07-2017Blog

Seeing is believing

  I’m blind as a bat – even more so since being pregnant. Who knew having kids would…

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If the shoe fits
12-06-2017Blog

If the shoe fits

  “Mama I can do it myself”  Those words tend to come from Mae as I’m frazzled and…

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Work it baby
08-06-2017Blog

Work it baby

‘Pregnancy’. When did it become such a dirty word? “I’m pregnant”. It sure isn’t in social realms –…

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Money matters #ad
07-06-2017Blog

Money matters #ad

I don’t think you are ever ready for your card to be declined as you try to buy…

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The fear factor #ad
07-06-2017Blog

The fear factor #ad

I’m someone who handles tangible things really well. So if faced with my Mum’s cottage pie, I’m aware…

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Dances with dinosaurs
30-05-2017Blog

Dances with dinosaurs

PAPA PUKKA: Number one will soon have some competition for our time. So we went to Kent to sleep with monkeys and dance with dinosaurs.

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Power to the mama
19-05-2017Blog

Power to the mama

I’m not sure why I had such a warped view of motherhood. I assumed it was quite an…

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Mini (mini) break
19-05-2017Blog

Mini (mini) break

There was a time when a weekend away with mates would mean the booze to food ratio was…

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Slumber party
18-05-2017Blog

Slumber party

There was one night when I woke up on the beach outside my hut in Koh Pah-Ngan dribbling…

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Pregnancy test
17-05-2017Blog

Pregnancy test

“Congratulations” It’s a word used for weddings, engagements, exams results, new homes and births. For me, it’s not…

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Jammy dodger
16-05-2017Blog

Jammy dodger

I am Lucia, Anna’s from Mother Pukka’s mother and I am writing this with a cupof tea and…

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Sock it to ’em
12-05-2017Blog

Sock it to ’em

  There’s a floodlit football pitch next to Mae’s nursery. It’s opposite the Leyton Orient stadium and it’s…

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A real eye opener
25-04-2017Blog

A real eye opener

I’m seven months knocked up and while the idea of giving life is great and all, there’s The…

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Age of consent
20-04-2017Blog

Age of consent

How do you feel about sharing photos of your kid/s on the internet? It’s a question I get…

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Glow with the flow
19-04-2017Blog

Glow with the flow

  How do you get through the day? I’m not sure who’s asking but I’m telling: my life…

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Come fly with me
07-04-2017Blog

Come fly with me

I remember flying to Amsterdam on my own last year. I was without Mae and without The Stuff….

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