• CBeebies Hansel and Gretel review

    Christmas TV, sorted: CBeebies Hansel and Gretel

    November 26, 2019

    We had a sneak peak of CBeebies Hansel and Gretel, the brand new CBeebies Christmas show – here’s what we thought… CBeebies Hansel and Gretel: it’s Christmas! Everyone loves the CBeebies Christmas panto, right? This year the performance is Hansel and Gretel, staring all your children’s favourite CBeebies actors and presenters – including none other…

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  • Florence Nightingale museum sisters

    Go with the Flo at the Florence Nightingale Museum, London

    October 29, 2019

    Have you heard of the Florence Nightingale Museum in London? Squirrelled away in the grounds of St Thomas’s Hospital, it’s dedicated to the life and work of one of the most important figures in modern nursing. We recently went there twice, and here’s why you should too (especially if your name just happens to be…

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  • School bus - 21 things I've learned from the first term of starting primary school

    21 things I’ve learned from the first term of primary school

    October 23, 2019

    Sending your child to primary school is an emotional rollercoaster of highs, lows and lots of tears (theirs and yours). Dropping her off on the first day she was fine, so I was FIIIIINEEEE. Until I burst into ugly sobs on the way home. Then picked her up about half an hour later. And cried…

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  • Starting school: What am I going to do now?

    October 2, 2019

    One of the most common questions people ask when I talk about F starting school is, usually, What are you going to do now? I don’t think they mean it in an existential, hear-tearing-out-while-wailing type of way – although I’m sure there’s plenty of time for that – but more of a curious, what-am-I-going-to-do-with-all-that-time-now? way.

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  • Starting school: ten things that are currently terrifying me

    September 2, 2019

    So my child is starting school – THIS MONTH, IT’S THIS MONTH, HOW HAS THIS HAPPENED SO QUICKLY, WASN’T SHE JUST BORN – and here are ten things that are completely terrifying me. Just to note it’s things that are terrifying me about my child starting primary school, not my child. I’m swinging wildly between…

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  • IKEA SKADIS pegboard and IKEA school run hacks

    Starting school: IKEA school run hacks

    August 13, 2019

    This is a sponsored post in association with IKEA… We all know that leaving the house with children is a challenge, but what about when you add in the added pressure of the school run? Here to help you get mornings off to the possible best start, are my IKEA school run hacks and organisation…

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  • old fashioned diving suit at You, Me and The Sea Bromley

    You, Me and The Sea at The Glades, Bromley – a brilliant free event for children

    August 7, 2019

    This is a sponsored post…If you’re looking for free summer holiday activities, then you should check out You, Me and the Sea at The Glades in Bromley…here’s what we thought and a good place to go for lunch after Are you a summer holiday activity planner, or do you just wing it? I tend to…

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