I am the mother of two boys (7 and 3). I also have an Aussie husband of 11 years, a cat called Kiki and a very patient live-in mother.
After living in Estonia, US, Germany and Australia, I have now lived in London for the past 6 years.
I work 4 days a week in a very surreal skyscraper ‘neighbourhood’ called Canary Wharf. Commuting in London takes a long time but at least I can read books while sitting on the tube.
Once upon a time I called myself a born-again Christian. I still go to church quite often, but I think that all organised religions are the same – (often flawed) attempts by men from different times and cultures to try to define the same higher being and/or to control others.
I believe that the most important thing is to be kind to others, to one’s own body&mind and to this planet.
I am learning to hug people more, I recycle my rubbish, I compost my food scraps, I give money to charities, I exercise (mostly running), I don’t eat crap (most of the time ;) sugar and most processed foods, and I let my kids jump on the bed more often than a bed should be jumped on.
This blog started in February 2005 as ‘crankymonkeys in london’ but I have now changed it’s name as none of us are particularly cranky anymore now that we all sleep more than 2 hours a time at night. I’ve always blogged mostly for myself and for my family and friends, but it’s awesome that more and more people I don’t know in Real Life are reading this little diary/venting place of mine :)
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find me on Twitter as @MrsB_LDN
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You can read more about me in the Circle of Mom’s Top 25 Expat Blogs list and on Mummy in Provence’s blog in a guest post called “The global differences in baby-making: Australia and UK“.
I would love to hear from everyone who reads! :)