Little things

water ripples

Sometimes it’s the little things. January is a ballache of a month. After the ‘whizz bang how’s yer father of Christmas’ comes a cold, wet month where the sun tries to shine but sits dulled by a grey sheet of cloud which colours one’s mood, one’s outlook, one’s perspective and makes everyone look and feel defeated. Or maybe it’s just me. I’ve always had issues with January. In January I struggle more than other months, and have to concentrate on my mental health, concentrate on staying well, concentrate on getting through. Today, this week, this month. I’m just getting through. Only…

20 questions with… @SwaziRodgers

@SwaziRodgersTwitter

We’re starting a new and fun feature right here, right now. 20 questions with… And to kick things off we’ve asked the very wonderful @SwaziRodgers twenty questions about herself. It’s supposed to be fun, not Newsnight. I’m no Paxman. If you don’t follow Swazi on Twitter, sort yourself out as you should as she’s very lovely. Swazi describes herself as ‘radio presenter, writer, adopter, mum’ however, after twenty questions with ZmG HQ, you’ll know a lot more about her. Right. Here goes. Let’s play twenty questions. Twenty questions with @SwaziRodgers Give us three words others would use to describe you. Passionate, tenacious…

10 Of My Weirdest Habits.

Toast with jam on, cut vertically

By Anna. Ok. Here goes. Don’t judge me, but …   1. I’ve got a subtle and slightly sinister kind of OCD that I like to satisfy as I go about my day. For example, this morning I had to select the plate from the cupboard which was second from the bottom of a stack of 25 plates. Because that particular plate was very definitely ‘the chosen one’ as far as I was concerned, and if I didn’t use that chosen one, then it would result in bad luck, possibly even death. Obvs.   2. I still sniff my youngest child’s head and neck because he still smells as close to baby-like…

New Gym Wear by @NextOfficial

Happy Friday readers! For this weeks Friday fashion post, I just had to share my new gym wear by @NextOfficial, Its all high-quality, beautiful, and completely affordable. Now, I’d love to claim otherwise, but on a day to day basis, I’m pretty much the least glamourous person on the planet, and prefer to just chuck on my gym clothes first thing in the morning when I get up at 6.30am, just so that I’m good-to-go whenever the gym or run window presents itself throughout my day of working from home. And if it doesn’t present itself? Well I just steel it anyway…

Do you wanna build a snowman?

snow snow snowy snow cold snow

Do you wanna build a snowman? Do you wanna play outside? Actually no. I don’t. Thank you. Britain is in the grip of an arctic front, and snow will be all over your boing, to quote Craig David. It’s gonna be everywhere, and if you read the Daily Express, it’s gonna be all over everywhere for the next forever. The Daily Express. The only thing to knock bashing foreigners, Brexit, or rumours about Princess Diana’s death from its front page is the forecast of Britain in freezing conditions, and a report on how heavy snow and blizzards will SMASH Britain.…

A Letter to My GP

Dear GP, I’d address this personally if I knew which GP this was going to. Is it the grumpy one who told me my latest medication would have every side effect you could imagine? Or the young one I have clothing older than? Or is it the one who checked my colon? And I don’t mean read my blog posts and reviewed my grammar. Actually I hope it’s him. He was the one that shoved his finger up my bum so I feel we have a connection. I think his name is John. Therefore. For my doctor John, I’m writing…

Pots and pans

  I’ve been thinking about my gran a lot recently. More than normal perhaps. Weird how you can miss someone who’s been dead for almost 20 years. My gran told me this story when I was growing up and, although I’ve told it before, she’s been on my mind, so indulge me. Besides it’s a good story. My gran and grandfather were both Irish, and while neither were educated and booksmart, both were bright people. This story isn’t an ‘Irish’ joke before you get all ‘right on’ on me. This actually happened. And yes, they really were both called Molly…

New Year. New Phase.

Firstly, Hi! This is my First ZmG post for 2017 and it feels good. Its really nice to be back after what has been a mental busy 8 weeks or so. Hence, I’ve truly been the worst blogger on the planet of late. I guess its just that with all the best will in the world, sometimes life with 4 children and various fingers in various pies all over the various place makes life, well, varied … as well as unpredictably busy. Anyway, excuses excuses. I’m back. And I’ve got a about a trillion and one plans for the new year; so…

Happy New Year!

  Hello there, and happy new year to you and yours! It’s still close enough to January 1st to wish those you meet Happy New Year isn’t it? Of course it is. Anything else is just rudeness. Did you have a good one? Christmas that is. I trust you did, and I hope a jolly fat man came and emptied his sack in your living room. And I hope Santa visited you too. *Badoomtish* This really is just a quickie to let you know there are some changes afoot at ZMG HQ. Small ones. Not biggies. We’re just having a…

So this is Christmas…

  How are we all? Fed up of the C word already, or planned and prepared with everything wrapped and ready to go, or are you just gonna leave Christmas until the weekend, and panic buy for your nearest and dearest from the local garage? I realised I’d become old when I started buying this year’s Christmas presents, last year. A Gap sale was gwan and ting and I saw some hoodies which won’t fit my children now, but will next year. My gran taught me well. If I carry on like this I’ll be buying them adult clothes in April just because…