I live a long way from my old home in the UK and am trying a new life in Israel with my husband and three young children. I’ve been trying for 8 years already and it’s still a work in practice. I teeter on the edge of extreme homesickness and extreme gratitude for the 9 months of sunshine. Two years ago I had a full-time job, new-born twins and a 2 year old and was feeling a little overwhelmed (to put it mildly) so I started a moan diary which when I read it back now is just hilarious (or heartbreaking). So as I settled into extreme parenting I also started writing about the myriad of thoughts and emotions I, like many others, experience on the precipice of turning 40. My aim is to make myself smile and contemplate and hopefully make my readers smile and nod in agreement. There are so many things to get depressed or worried or uptight about in life (especially where I live!), sometimes the lighter side is the best form of therapy. We’ll see!