Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
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Hilarious tribute to unmumsy mums.
This is the year. This is the year Ellen will do it. She will meet the great expectations of Insta-Pinterest-Facebook and perfect Lucy Atkinson's Perfect Mummy. She will have it all. Or she would. If only the kids/dog/husband/wine would stop getting in the way.
In her diary spanning one academic year, Ellen is the side-splittingly sardonic (slightly exaggerated) embodiment of every mum who has felt she is not enough. She is every mum who's struggled balancing life and work and everything else. Who is less than perfect. And I love it.
Oh, and Why Mummy is a series, so when you inevitably can't get enough of Ellen's antics, there are three more gloriously inappropriate instalments.
There's a real sense of Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders in Sims' style. That Ab Fab glamour mixed with wit that's drier than a Martini and twice as alcoholic. Love it.
Side note: I have a friend who IS basically Ellen. And I have a feeling many others do too.