About Annie Harrison

CEO and founder of www.gomunkee.com, a UK-based, mobile first, digital web app which works for parents and grandparents to find EVERYTHING for their children to see and do.

December 2016

Good tidings of Hoo-ga and joy

By | December 12th, 2016|Christmas, Family, Family Life, Uncategorized|

By Andy Cope of Art of Brilliance Here’s a happiness strategy for anyone of any age, and yes, it is rather ‘fashionable’. There’s a Danish word, ‘hygge’ (pronounced ‘hoo-ga’) for which there is no direct English translation. The best approximation might be ‘comfort’ or ‘coziness’? Coming in on a winter’s morning to a steaming mug [...]

October 2016

Why Mindfulness and Motherhood Don’t Mix

By | October 26th, 2016|Family Life, Parenting|

By Katherine Lowe In a recent episode of the ‘Cold Feet’ comeback series, John Thompson’s character Pete attempts to combat a bout of depression with some mindfulness practice. Roping in wife Jen, the wonderfully sarky Fay Ripley, he hands her a raisin and tells her to study it as if seeing it for very first [...]

July 2016

June 2016

We need to get out more

By | June 28th, 2016|Family Life, Nature and Wildlife, Parenting|

Most of us attending a doctor’s health screening brace ourselves for the inevitable question, ‘And how many units of alcohol do you consume in a week?’  Invariably, we pick a number we think sounds acceptable to our GP, and his or her knowing look tells us that we’ve been rumbled and they know we’re lying.  [...]

Referendum: Why we’ll be making the wrong decision for our children on 23 June

By | June 14th, 2016|Family Life, Parents' survival|

I remember a phase my young sons went through when they challenged each other with scenarios starting with, ‘Would you rather…?’ ‘Would you rather be eaten by a tiger or a shark?’  ‘Would you rather die of heat in a desert or freeze to death in the Arctic?’  That type of thing.  Some challenges were [...]

To cut a long story short

By | June 2nd, 2016|GoMunkee life hacks, Off the wall|

Could you tell a story in only six words?  Often, it’s not what you say, but what you don’t say.  The gaps between words can speak volumes.  Ernest Hemingway once said his best work was a story he wrote in just six words: 'For sale: baby shoes, never worn.' We’ve routed out a few more [...]

May 2016