Shtick

Whoever said that comedians can’t laugh at their own jokes has not yet seen my stand-up. Honestly, laughing at my jokes (usually before I have finished them) is my entire shtick. Not like a little chuckle or a cute snort – I’m talking uncontrollable tears-down-cheeks, snot-out-the-nose howling. I laugh so hard that my audience (read: my long-suffering family) ends up laughing out of … More Shtick

Mama Musings

As a new mum, one of the tips I have been told time and time again is: Sleep when the baby sleeps. It’s a cute sentiment, but I call bullshit. Some babies don’t nap. Like mine. For me, it’s more like: Guzzle another cup of instant coffee and wash your face with a baby wipe, … More Mama Musings

When You Break

It hurts me to see you hurting. My heart is your heart. It aches deeply for you. So urgently (so helplessly) I want to free you from this. Remove, delete this new burden you now have to bear each day and forever. But I can’t and I can’t and I am so powerless. There is nothing to do … More When You Break

At Nineteen Weeks

What does it feel like to be pregnant? Shock, at first. Disbelief. “But doctor, are you sure.” “Yes dear” she will say “this is what happens when you have sex.” “But are you sure?” “Yes dear.” You acknowledge that sometimes a soul decides when it will be created — and actually, that is beautiful and perfect. … More At Nineteen Weeks