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”.
If you want your bananas to stay yellow, wrap foil around the stems. This will slow their production of ethylene which makes them (and other fruit around them) ripen. Science innit.
Life hacks every Monday on Ladyland. Have you got a good one?
I’m normally not very patriotic, nor particularly bothered about being proud of my Italian roots. But I confess that each March 8th I am a little.
While Italians are not particularly renowned for respecting women, they are very famous for loving them.
When you find out you have a daughter, there’s a thought that comes to you somewhere between ‘Cute shoes!’ and ‘She’s going to learn self-defence’ which is that this small person has two decades of minefields to cross to become the resilient, happy woman you want her to be.