Author: Metropolitan Mum

It never rains in Spain

Excuse me for having a bit of a weather thing going on here at the moment, but just one look out of that window makes it hard not to be very British and have a good moan about the current climate. However, as the sun is always shining somewhere else and especially in Spain, not […]

An update on being part-time depressed

The beauty of writing things down lies in its cathartic capacities. The beauty of posting these things online lies in a) the advice you get, b) the support you receive and c) the subtle pressure of acting upon it. After I confessed last Thursday, I have read through your comments and emails (thank you!!) and […]

PND, PMS or just the usual madness?

I have been feeling a little off recently. OK, whom am I kidding? I haven’t felt my normal self since the Pea was born more than eight months ago. Before you laugh at me – I don’t mean feeling like a spring chicken ready to play a round of beach volley before breakfast. Those days […]

Work it, baby!

Getting back on the workout track after having a baby can be difficult for many reasons: the English summer (makes me want to stuff my face with carbs!), a lack of workout clothes*, being too tired or just too little bothered. My favourite excuse is to have no childcare in place – nine hours of […]

Pin It Forward!

I have confessed my love for Pinterest before, but since I am part of the Pinterest UK launch and the Pin It Forward campaign (woohoo!), I am going to fess up once again: I LOVE Pinterest.

What happened to the book

The long-suffering reader might remember that some time ago, I wrote a novel. After typing the magical words The End under its last paragraph, I put it aside several times, edited, re-edited and re-re-edited a couple of times more, and finally submitted the manuscript to a handful of agents.