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singlemotherontheverge

When I started this blog I lived on a council estate in South Manchester with an avid activist. After a rather big shouting festival one evening, he left taking the organic toothpaste with him. Now I live in a communal single parent household with my son Jack. I was single for months... but now...
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Lock In by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Mandelson's buzz words: priority, lock in, lock in, recovery. Hoorah, if you don't have a house worth over a million squid, no stamp duty. I bet some people will be p ... Read on »
Short Cuts by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I think there should be tax cuts for people 5ft 3 and under, to er.... enable growth. Read on »
Teary-eyed by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Oh... Married Single Other, it's still the best thing on television - not least because I was watching my new favourite show only to be happily astounded to see my flatmate' ... Read on »
We are Flora by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This evening Jack and I watched Manchester United beat Milan: 'If life was a supermarket,' said Jack, just after the second goal. 'We'd be Flora Omega 3.' 'How ... Read on »
At last! by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I'm watching a television show that seems to have been made to make me happy! Oh, the joy...the joy. Single Married Other er no, that's... Married ... Read on »
To do list by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It's a sunny Sunday. My list for today's activities contains the following. *Get through heaps of laundry. BIG HEAPS *Clean the house. BIG CLEAN. *Collect and carry ... Read on »
Ashley and Cheryl United? by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I'm usually not one to judge celebrities' love lives (yeah right) but in the case of Cheryl Cole, I can't help myself. Cheryl is a gorgeous young woman, she hails from ... Read on »
I look Woof by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I'm getting used to work... but by Lordy it's making me look rough. I was speaking on Skype to my mother and stepfather this evening - this whole video chatting fashion is ... Read on »
Sweet, I think... by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Jack finally gets it - why I was an utterly draconian mother these past ten months. Today when we arrived home from school a motorcycle courier was standing on ou ... Read on »
Pushy Mummy Olympics by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I probably wrote elsewhere about my entry as a contestant into the Pushy Mummy Olympics. It's been a thrilling week, a new job - quite delightful, we'll be moving into a ne ... Read on »
Working Girl by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Can't stop to chat...I begin a JOB today in an OFFICE, that hasn't happened since...ooo 2007. I have had my bicycle serviced, it now rides beautifully and so I shall r ... Read on »
I drank too much Sancerre over a ... by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I drank too much Sancerre over at a friend's house last night, I am thus unable to write. I'm going for dinner with Teddy tonight at my favourite little restaurant. ... Read on »
Valentine by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So there I was not really knowing that it was Valentine's weekend, of course I knew that Valentine's Day was on its way because of the event at the shoe shop and we stuck p ... Read on »
Sleepless in Suburbia by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So I woke up at 3am, and lay on my bed gazing out of the window again. I had taken myself to bed at 10.30pm - I know the saying is early to bed early to rise but this is ri ... Read on »
Wistful by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I have a meeting with the teacher at school this afternoon. She thinks my son Jack is disorganised and not giving me letters to sign and return. That isn't quite ... Read on »
Pain in the ass by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Slightly annoying couple of days.... Starting with the eyebrow burn.... Followed by a tag being left on a cardigan I bought for a photo shoot. Then the letting age ... Read on »
Harlots and Heels by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Also, for any London people in the vicinity: I will be reading from my book at a Valentine-themed shopping event at a shoe boutique this evening. It is a very small, swish, ... Read on »
The Writing Job by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I think I was supposed to meeting Helena Bonham Carter this morning for a photo shoot. I lie not - but it was cancelled. I do love that woman, she is so strong and sexy and ... Read on »
Writing Tools by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I am about to sit down to work (11am, bad girl!) I thought I'd post a picture of my tools, that I absolutely can't write without: Tea Biscuits Diary in th ... Read on »
YOU ....ouch! by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I had a photo shoot for You, the Mail on Sunday supplement, last Friday. And so I thought I'd go and have my eyebrows shaped on Thursday, you know, put my best eyebrow fo ... Read on »