About me

I’ve just turned 40, both kids are finally at primary school – yippee, this is MY time! A chance to relaunch my career! To reconnect with society! To become economically productive! What do you mean, ‘There’s a recession’? Oh. Well, I guess I’ll just de-pill some of my husband’s jumpers and wait for the menopause then.


19 responses to “About me

  1. Hi there. Just discovered your blog thanks to Potty Mummy and BMB of the week – congratulations!
    I love your writing. And I am dreaming of the day little L will start school and I can finally unfold my creative potential, that of course will be of economical value, too. If all fails, I’ll pick your blog for ideas how to de-pill jumpers.

  2. notwavingbutironing

    Thank you! I’ve only just starting blogging and I’m not really sure what I’m doing – your blog looks amazing, but then I see you’re an illustrator and therefore have taste. You’re probably getting a migraine just from looking at mine!

  3. Loving it!! Seriously keep up the good work – womankind needs more like you…..

  4. Have added you to my blogroll. Thought you’d like to know. It’s because of the “opening a can of tuna… statement about the symbiotic relationship… motherhood and thwarted ambition” paragraph, which had me laughing out loud.

    It’s amazing, isn’t it, how when your youngest starts school, everything that you used to fit into a manic hour or two, now takes all day. How IS that?

  5. Hello Not Waving But Ironing,

    I looked for an email address but can’t find one, so thought I’d leave you a message this way.

    I love your writing and think it would be a great fit with

    It’s an Anglo/US site whose editor is an ex-blogger. It collects together the honest, funny voices of women writers; they pay for all accepted articles.

    Feel free to lurk and see if you’d like to submit something! If you have any further questions you can either email the editor (Di) through the site, or I’d also be happy to answer questions, piginthekitchen@hotmail.com

    And this isn’t spam. Just in case you were thinking that…



  6. notwavingbutironing

    Thank you, Mrs P, have emailed you. x

  7. Really enjoying your site. Thank you.

    • notwavingbutironing

      Ah, Ms Archer from the Larches, thanks for visiting. I am still laughing about your sis and Anthea Turner – tried to post a comment about it a couple of weeks back but it wouldn’t go through. Possibly too much swearing?

  8. Jacqueline

    I have just discovered your blog, and have had much difficulty in trying to restrain myself from laughing out loud at work. However, since my colleague is telling everyone that phones that he is in the office himself at the moment, I don’t particularly care.

  9. libby

    Hi..really enjoy reading your stuff and have added you to my favourites list…..and as you asked me to send you a link a few posts ago but I have’nt figured out how to put links to blogs from/to mine ( I know…makes me sound ridiculous in this day and age does’nt it…but I am ancient and learnt to type on a big black typewriter while writing with an ink pen…..bear with me) my blog is D-scribes. I’m still a bit afeared o’the t’internet/blogoshphere..

  10. Oh bitter envy thou art mine…two kids at school? I’m nearly 40 and neither of mine have pushed off yet. Weep. One goes in September (skippy days, nursery bill goes down, wine consumption goes up. Again) but the other one is hanging around at home for another year just to piss me off.

    Fabulous blog and WORDPRESS to boot, I thought I was the only person with the sense to say ‘Nay’ to the ubiquitous Blogger.

    Spud (that’s not my real name by the way, in case you were anxious)

    • notwavingbutironing

      Thanks, Judith/Spud. Yes, I’ve got rid of both of them! In fact, they’re finishing years 1 and 2, which means I’ve had nearly two years in which I could have written a novel, started a charity or landed a job. None of which I’ve done, obviously.

  11. Bloody brilliant. Not since ‘Jackie’ (OK, maybe Claire Raynor’s ones in The Sun) have I enjoyed photo stories this much. I’m one-down-one-to-go and can’t wait if this is how much time I’m going to have on my hands… 😉

  12. Hi,

    Thanks for today. I realised that you probably couldn’t find my blog as the spelling is a bit unusual. But you’ve got the link here.

  13. I’m still not sure how I ended up here but I’m glad I did. I’m half laughing and half crying at what is and what’s to come. Thanks for the humorous look at what’s to come – even if it does scare the hell outta me. Looking forward to your next post(s)!!

  14. Alexa

    where did you go? any more iconic gems to come, do hope so. I’m meant to be a supreme example of happy mummydom, but inside I’m black as the ace of spades.

  15. Love your blog. I have to thank you for so optimisticaly summing up most of my thoughts on parenting and raising up a child.Keep up the good job.

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