• London for babies: The Horniman Museum, Forest Hill

    April 7, 2013

    Have you been to the Horniman Museum in London? Located in Forest Hill, it’s a brilliant museum with an aquarium, butterfly house, huge gardens with musical instruments and lots more (including a great cafe and oh, did I mention the giant stuffed walrus?) The Horniman Museum If you’re looking for a brilliant museum for toddlers…

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  • Where next? The big ‘life after London’ question mark

    March 3, 2013

    One night in my mid-twenties I’d gone out out after work with my friend Nick and we’d ended up getting empty-stomach drunk on lots of beer. After mulling over our choices, Nick came up with the options of “carry on as we are…or move onto spirits.” I do believe we moved on to spirits, and…

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  • Happy 150th birthday to the London Underground

    January 9, 2013

    Eliza is very nearly the grand old age of one, but everyone’s subterranean soul sister the Tube is much, much older; happy 150th birthday to the London Underground! Like most Londoners I have a love / hate relationship with it which is often hate / hate when you just want to get home from work,…

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  • The best place to have a manicure in South London

    December 19, 2012

    Mums, how often do you take time out to do things for yourself? Pre-baby, you’re used to wallowing in that luxurious concept of free time, so it’s a shock when you don’t have five minutes to even consider doing something like straightening your hair, for days, when you have a tiny crying newborn. It’s a tired…

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  • London for babies: The Science Museum

    December 16, 2012

    The Science Museum London is one of our favourite museums for babies, toddlers and children in the city: The Science Museum London was one of the most popular suggestions I was given for my London List for Babies (I’m compiling the best things to see and do in London with little children). But, I have to…

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  • This weekend in South East London…

    December 1, 2012

    There are loads of exciting things going on in the south eastern neck of the London woods this weekend, including festive fairs, feasts and high-street launches. In Crystal Palace today it’s The Palace Christmas Fair which is from 10.30 – 4.30 at Christ Church. Tomorrow we’ll be going to the festive West Norwood Feast which sounds…

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  • London children’s music book raises money for charity

    November 29, 2012

    A new book featuring piano pieces composed by children for other children to play will be published at the end of this week. 28 Piano Pieces By Children For Children includes compositions from young Londoners, with each of them also performing editing tasks from note checking through to the cover design. Profits from the book,…

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