The Honey Badger of West London

Mom, wife, MBA student, advocate, bon vivant, asskicker.

Life with a toddler, in GIFs

Life with a toddler, in GIFs

Me in the kitchen, making breakfast for the kid. Kid in the living room, with explicit instructions not to touch the buttons on the fan.

Suddenly, sound from living room of fan clicking on.

Me:  “KID.”

Kid:  *comes into kitchen*

Me:  “Did you just touch the fan?”

Kid:

no gif

 

 

 

 

 

Me:

bones disapproving look gif

 

 

 

 

Kid:

The office  NOOOOOOOOO gif

 

 

 

 

Me:

bones disapproving look gif

 

 

 

 

 

Kid:

guilty loki gif

guilty look gif

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SIGNAL BOOST: Card-senders needed for very special little boy.

SIGNAL BOOST: Card-senders needed for very special little boy.

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Danny Nickerson is turning 6 years old in 4 days, and all he wants is a box of birthday cards. Last October, he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and has gone through hell and back. Doctors estimate only a 10% chance of beating this disease past 18 months. Danny has had to stop going to kindergarten due to all the radiation treatments, so is quite isolated, but can recognize his…

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Rain and #Microstories

It’s 4 am. No sleep is occurring tonight. The world wants to rain, to just let go, but for whatever reason it won’t, so the neighbourhood is up. I can hear voices in back gardens, all wondering why the hell they’re up in the middle of the night, all smiling and cursing a storm that won’t seem to arrive. The kid can’t get comfy, he’s been up since 2.30. He’s got winter in his veins, like his mum,…

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Heat be damned,  #dimsum for dinner. But because I had to stand over a steamer, you get a pic I’ve filtered the hell out of.

Heat be damned, #dimsum for dinner. But because I had to stand over a steamer, you get a pic I’ve filtered the hell out of.

#london has been drenched in sun, perfect inspiration for today’s installment of 90 days of #microstories (link in comments)

#london has been drenched in sun, perfect inspiration for today’s installment of 90 days of #microstories (link in comments)

My #fountainpenrevolution Triveni  gets more appreciative glances than my #vintage #parker #duofold! 

#fountainpen #fountainpens #fpgeeks #india

My #fountainpenrevolution Triveni gets more appreciative glances than my #vintage #parker #duofold!

#fountainpen #fountainpens #fpgeeks #india

Review: MyProtein’s crunchy peanut butter, cashew butter, and coconut oil!

Review: MyProtein’s crunchy peanut butter, cashew butter, and coconut oil!

As many of you know, I’ve been trying to get more healthy, and one of the things I’ve noticed is a lack of healthy fats in my diet. These are generally remedied by nut butters and oils, but the high street stores are a minefield of high-sugar concoctions with a bunch of fillers and binders – no thanks. When MyProtein asked if I’d like to sample some of their butters and oils, I jumped on it!
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Drizzly  brunch in Picadilly Circus, even Houses of Parliament look utterly over it today. American businessmen with ever so slightly ostentatious cufflinks next to me holding a meeting, while I wait for my crepes Suzette. (at 5th View Bar & Food)

Drizzly brunch in Picadilly Circus, even Houses of Parliament look utterly over it today. American businessmen with ever so slightly ostentatious cufflinks next to me holding a meeting, while I wait for my crepes Suzette. (at 5th View Bar & Food)

Quick refreshment before Titus Andronicus.  Glad for the chill, I hear the show is not for the faint of heart or stomach.

Quick refreshment before Titus Andronicus. Glad for the chill, I hear the show is not for the faint of heart or stomach.