• F is for…

    January 31, 2016

    How lovely is Florence’s F painting? It was a first birthday present, created by my really talented artist sister-in-law (here’s her Facebook page, and you can also see the A-Z she made for Eliza’s first birthday – behind the angry Angry Bird). Five other random F-themed things from the past few weeks:

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  • Marie Kondo and the life-changing magic of very messy children

    January 21, 2016

    Has everyone heard about Marie Kondo? She’s *the* tidy consultant, the one who’s written two bestselling books – The Magical Art of Tidying Up and Spark – about her method of tidying that consists of getting rid of anything that doesn’t spark joy in your life and stacking everything else neatly in place. This year’s…

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  • Mistakes I’m already – inevitably – making in 2016

    January 19, 2016

    All the way back in the swirly mists of history (2015)  I wrote a post about mistakes I won’t be making in 2016. So, a couple of weeks in the new year, how are we getting on? Well, there’s a whole new list:

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  • 21 thoughts on applying for primary schools

    January 5, 2016

    With the primary school application deadline looming large for parents across the land this month, we’ve finally made school choices for our (really nearly) four-year-old…eeek. So here’s 21 thoughts on – finally – submitting the ‘big school’ application:

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  • First shoes, take two

    January 4, 2016

    Buying your child’s first pair of shoes is supposed to be an emotional experience, isn’t it? Well, we seem to be terrible at it. How can it be so hard, I hear you say? Surely you just go to the shop and buy a pair of shoes? Well.

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  • Mistakes I *definitely* won’t be making in 2016

    December 30, 2015

    ‘Those who fail to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it’ – said by many, many people, according to the Internet Wise words, right? So in the spirit of new years, fresh starts and all that, here’s some things I absolutely, definitely won’t be repeating next year*:

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  • 24 questions I have on time, all the time

    December 11, 2015
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