“Slummy mummies” aren’t a gin-drinking joke

Katy Pearson, Sonny Jim, #whatkatydid, Slummy mummies, #mummyand sonny

Prosecco and a newborn: And I deserved every sip

This week, so-called “slummy mummies” have come in for a bit of a lambasting.

Authors of books such as Hurrah for Gin and the Unmumsy Mum (who I adore) have been decried by a national newspaper for sharing their exploits of feeding their toddlers frozen fish fingers, swigging gin from baby cups and potty mouthed ranting about their kids online.

Which, as a mama and coming hot on the heels of mental health awareness week, rather makes my blood boil.

Being a mum is hard. Don’t get me wrong, I ADORE being a mother. Sonny Jim is truly all my oh-so-long awaited dreams come true. But I’m not superwoman – try as I may. Continue reading


Today I’m loving… Queen-style drinking

Today is her Maj’s 89th birthday (very many happy returns Ma’am!) and it’s a well know fact that her favourite tipple is Dubonnet (which BTW, was developed in 1846 to encourage French Legionnaires to drink quinine for malaria!)

Octavie Old-Fashioned Tumbler

Octavie Old-Fashioned Tumbler, £26

The Queen Mother was another fan – she liked a Dubonnet and gin with a slice of lemon under the ice. Continue reading