• Friday Five: Things to do in January

    January 11, 2019

    Hello! Here are five things to do in January… And my second regular Friday post, woo! (Let’s see how long this lasts for). This week we have been mainly getting back into things, things being work / nursery / school / after school clubs and so on, how about you? It’s that January no man’s…

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  • Friday five: things to do in 2019

    January 4, 2019

    Hello! How was your Christmas? Happy New Year! Are your decorations still hanging on or are you hoovering pine needles out of the deepest darkest depths of your festively over-saturation soul, still? Either way, it’s a whole new year, and a time of fresh starts and changes and resolutions. Or is it? There seems to…

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  • Are expensive advent calendars worth the money?

    December 30, 2018

    Are expensive advent calendars worth the money? This year we took the plunge and bought the Playmobil advent calendar (for the children) and the M&S beauty one (for me, but the children opened it, of course). These types of advent calendars are ever-so-slightly more pricey than a simple paper or chocolate countdown, so I wanted…

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  • The highs and woes of the second-time primary school application

    December 5, 2018

    Reader, I have done something weird… But before I tell you about that, is anyone else applying for primary schools at the moment? Is anyone making the primary school application for their second – or third, or so on – child? How’s it all going? Flo is due to start in September 2019, so we’re…

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  • Three great things for girls

    October 22, 2018

    ‘Sometimes it’s haaaaard to be..a woman…’ sang, bizarrely, my 6-y-o into my ear this week. Me: ‘Where did you hear THAT?’ * Ignoring the rest of that song, it seemed like very apt timing as it IS hard to be a woman at the moment, isn’t it? I have so much helpless rage and anger…

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  • 10 reasons autumn is TERRIBLE for parents

    October 11, 2018

    Forget all your romantic notions about autumn, it’s actually TERRIBLE for parents. Here are ten reasons why: Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…and the constant argument about wearing a coat, socks, winter shoes, and so on. On repeat. Until spring. (Why is it that the colder it gets, the more they want to wear the…

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  • Five reasons to visit Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes at The Glades, Bromley

    August 10, 2018

    If you’re in the south London area, you should book an appointment for Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes at The Glades, Bromley. Or more importantly, your children should, because it’s made for them and not for adults. Sorry, grown-ups. The Glades – Bromley’s shopping centre – last year hosted the award-winning Kids on the Moon event, where children…

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