• The boy with ADHD
    Family

    The boy with ADHD

    This year has been as all others we have lived since becoming a family. It has been one where we have learned how to be a better family. And we’re still…

  • rainbow themed bedroom
    Home

    Creating a Rainbow Themed Bedroom

    Not only did adding all the final touches to CM’s rainbow themed bedroom take forever, but writing this post was a close competitor. Demonstrating my daughter and I are more alike…

  • We Are Ian at The Other Room
    Theatre

    We Are Ian at The Other Room

    We Are Ian at The Other Room takes us back to 1989. In Manchester. I say takes ‘us’  back, for me it’s the repercussions. For the majority of the audience to…

  • Life Right Now: September
    Family

    Life Right Now: September

    I have been loving the very lovely Sara-Jayne’s update posts and thought I would join her with some refection on our month. Life doesn’t stop being busy, but more so this…

  • Creating space
    Blog

    Creating space – leaving university

    A few years ago I was faced with the prospect of redundancy. I, with the support of my husband, decided to face the challenge head on, and accept the opportunity. As…

  • Fame The Musical
    Theatre

    Fame The Musical at the New Theatre, Cardiff

    The curtain has risen on Fame The Musical at the New Theatre, Cardiff with high energy, raw emotion and kids with attitude. Whilst this isn’t light-hearted fun, this stage version presents…

  • The Awkward Years at The Other Room (photo credit Kirsten McTernan)
    Theatre

    The Awkward Years at The Other Room

    Matthew Bulgo’s The Awkward Years provides the inaugural production for The Other Room’s Autumn-Winter curated season. Introduced to Lily, hangover ridden and trying to remember the detail of the events last night.…

  • Rain Man at the New Theatre, Cardiff
    Theatre

    Rain Man at the New Theatre, Cardiff

    There is always a challenge in translating from one media to another. I’ve only really felt the emotional conundrum when I’ve read the book beforehand. In seeing Rain Man at the…

  • Exit the King at the National Theatre
    Theatre

    Exit the King at the National Theatre

    Eugene Ionesco’s Exit the King at the National Theatre introduces us to the bizarre, sublime and ridiculous. After 483 years of existence we are immersed in the last hours of King…