Mother’s day is coming up! Last year, after my obligatory lie-in, my husband asked me what I’d like to do for the rest of day. My answer was quick and simple. I didn’t want to be taken to brunch, I didn’t want to go on a shopping spree, I said, “I want to lie in bed looking at my phone while you sort out the laundry”.
You’ve probably seen the proprietor of awesome Mother Pukka around the interwebs. With her campaign for flexible working, her balls-to-the-wall honesty and iconic wit, she’s getting shit done. We got together to make some placards for the upcoming Women’s March on London to shout about flexible working so employers will start to make working easier on families – and not lose talented staff in the process.
One of my favourite Christmas activities is to bake cookies to hang on our tree. This year I had much bigger ambitions than my usual heart/star/gingerbread man combo, or whatever shape takes my fancy from my cookie-cutter stash, and set out to make big cookie pendants that could be hung not just on the tree, but just about everywhere in our house.
Hey, hands up if you want to spend loads of money on wrapping paper! Not me. But I also have an aching desire to create beautiful parcels that get squeals of excitement from their recipients because I’m that weird person who actually really LOVES wrapping gifts.