About Me

1-DSCF4059I am a 40 year old mum who has recently moved from London back to my native Yorkshire where I live with Mr Eeh Bah, our two year old daughter and baby son.

Rewind a few years ago and I was a successful television producer making comedy, magic and entertainment programmes. I owned a Mulberry handbag which was entirely free of rice cakes.

Fast forward to the birth of my son and I was asked by the doctors receptionist  if I’d describe myself a home maker or housewife? And the worst part is I actually thought about it for a few seconds before I told her to bog off.

Don’t get me wrong I love being a mum I just find it weird that  if I were to die in a freak accident tomorrow I’d be described in the news as a 40 year old housewife/ home maker and mother of two.

Which I guess I am.

But I’m also lot’s of other things too: If I have died in a freak accident ( my money’s on a fall involving a Brio train and some plastic fruit) please feel free to use the following to flesh out your obit:

Eeh Bah Mum is a runner,  a writer, a collector of 1960’s pottery,  a Morris Dancer, a magicians assistant, an amazing Southeast Asian cook, not very good at baking, even worse at sewing, don’t get me started on knitting….

Eeh Bah Mum loves Jon Stewart, Vietnamese food, Marc Jacobs clothes, Midwinter pottery, her Acne Pistol boots, Vivienne Westwood (clothes and the lady), making pies, London, Yorkshire, her boobs, running, punching things ( a recent discovery), Billy Liar, Agatha Christie, Amy Tan and the Bronte sisters.

She hates that Mr Eeh Bah (a southerner) makes better Yorkshire puddings than  her and she  thinks her children are wonderful but wishes they could be wonderful in a quieter, tidier, less annoying fashion.

 


25 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I posted the first line of your “worst toys” blog this morning on facebook and it is being shared all over the place have now credited you hope it gets you some more followers! Keep up the writing love it!

  2. Oh my, I am so sorry that I hadn’t actually read any of your blog yet! Having read just one post I am honoured to be on your blog roll – such excellent and observant writing and so witty.

    I too wish my children could be adorable in a quiet tidy way sometimes, like in a little corner occupying themselves sweetly with activities that don’t require any input from me while I write brilliant literature.

  3. This blog is fabulous! My sister (a new mom) introduced me (not a mom) to it and I can’t stop laughing. I love your take on parenting and it makes me laugh even harder because I get to watch my little niece get into these situations with my sister and brother-in-law. Yours is definitely one of my favorite blogs now! Can’t wait to read more!

  4. Love it! I’ve just found you and you speak my language! Like a breath of fresh air. Looking forward to reading more.

  5. Just discovered your blog via the working mum post and have loved reading it. I’m a working mum from Yorkshire living in the UAE and your blog is an absolute tonic… Actually make that a large Vodka Tonic (-: X

  6. Yay I’ve found your blog! Hurrah because its fabulous. I have those ‘how the devil did I get here’ moments too. I’m also a gymslip mum (ok if 40+ counts as ‘gymslip’) & sometimes, just sometimes I wish my children were seen and not heard. Eeeee can I say that out loud? I just did. Great writing. Thanks x

  7. Brilliant so wickedly funny – nice to find a blog worth reading/following . More of the same please. Thanks x

  8. Love it! I am currently a stay at home mummy of two. I am constantly asked when I will be going back to ‘real work’. I only ever mention my Dr title from my PhD when asked the homemaker/housewife question.

  9. Just found you today, cracking up laughing, all so true and very funny! Have a 2.5 yr and 7 mth old.
    Also, shared it on FB and a friend replied `this guy is hilarious` I had to point him to the fact that you are actually a womanfolk !! Also doing my bit to keep in with the feminist cool kids!! 😉 Cheers for the laugh on an otherwise uninteresting Thursday!

  10. I just found your blog and am laughing HARD (as a mom of an almost-four-year-old plus a five-month-old) but mainly I wanted to say that reading the title of your blog (and your username) gave me a wonderful jolt. I’m American; my mother was born in the (southern) UK to a Scottish mother but raised in Australia. We were traveling and staying with a good old friend of hers in Yorkshire (Middlesbrough) and my mother called for a taxi and after she hung up she told me she’d had zero idea what the dispatcher was saying or if he’d understood her request — all she understood him to say was “eeh bah gum, luv.” (With her varied background, and having ultimately landed in New York City where she acquired a bit of THAT as well, my mother had little room to talk about funny accents!) This was over 25 years ago and, except for the occasional revisiting of that same story by my mom and myself, I’ve never again heard (much less read) the phrase “eeh bah gum.” But as soon as I saw your use of it I said, “Yorkshire!!” I don’t know, maybe it’s common knowledge over there but I’m pretty sure the number of us Americans who could place that phrase is in the single digits.

    Anyway, I love your writing, I love Yorkshire pudding, I miss my mom, and I thank you for inspiring me to recall our trip from all those years ago.

  11. Thank you for the comical insight – I am really enjoying your observations and anecdotes. I don’t manage to read many Mum related blogs but this sets the perspect tone and keeps me dashing back for more! Looking forward to future great reads! 🙂

  12. LOVE your blog, my boys are 19,16,9 now (41 year old mum/artist/gallery director:
    /frazzled lady) great to read this and think phew past baby stuff now , lol… Really refreshing / had kids younger so never owned a mulberry bag!!!

  13. Hi there

    I look after the PR for ASDA nappy brand Little Angels and we are planning a blogger/press event one weekend in early June at a spa hotel in Yorkshire. We want to tell you all about Little Angels over afternoon tea, between spa treatments.

    Please let me know if you would be interested in joining us. Date TBC.

    Best wishes

    Vanessa

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