• Happy Father’s Day Dad; you were right about EVERYTHING

    June 15, 2018

    There’s nothing like becoming a parent to make you realise a couple of things: 1) It’s inevitable that you will, to some extent, turn into your own parents, In fact, you probably already have 2) How right your parents were about most things. It’s fairly typical to go through that teenage phase where you think…

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  • Win: a three month wine subscription from Le Petit Ballon

    June 14, 2018

    If the idea of having wine sent to you in the post each month sounds like a dream, you need to check out wine subscription service Le Petit Ballon. Subscription services seem to be having a moment, don’t they?  Alex has a monthly beer subscription, and we’ve tried food delivery boxes like HelloFresh. The best…

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  • What’s your secret single behaviour, as a mum? On Sex and the City 20

    June 7, 2018

    Sex and the City, the ground-breaking TV programme EVERYONE loved, was first shown on our screens 20 years ago. How crazy is that?! Doesn’t it seem like getting older is just one long opportunity to repeatedly make yourself feel ancient, especially when it comes to popular culture that you’d swear was released yesterday but is…

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  • How not to leave the house with small children: the school run special

    June 4, 2018

    Two eternal questions about motherhood: Why is it so hard to leave the house with small children? (Here is my previous exploration of the topic) And… Is school – where you to have your child there on time, every day, for the rest of your foreseeable life, *sob* – a feat of impossible endurance sent…

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  • Colouring heaven with Cartoonito Club

    May 30, 2018

    Sometime last year we bought a printer, and since then not a day has gone by without me printing off at least one colouring sheet. In fact, that’s the only thing we’ve printed with it (apart from old-school work contracts…followed by more colouring sheets). OK, so that’s a slight exaggeration, but my children love colouring,…

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  • A tip for avoiding disaster at historical houses with children

    May 24, 2018

    As it’s soon to be the school holidays, I thought you might be planning some days out, possibly to museums or historical National Trust or English Heritage-type properties. You know, the type where there’s wisteria-galore and lots of old, priceless things in cordoned-off rooms. Like this: If so, I wanted to share one tip to…

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  • A couple of things (and WIN a brilliant pregnancy book)

    May 18, 2018

    Here’s a couple of things we’ve been liking lately, including The Letdown and a competition to win a copy of a brilliant new pregnancy book… The Letdown – Firstly, who’s seen it? I’m only a couple of episodes in but I love it! It’s an Australian series about new motherhood, featuring a new mum of a…

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