• Starting primary school; six things that completely surprised me

    September 19, 2016

    Is your child just starting primary school? How’s it going? It’s been a roller coaster over here. All the emotions, all at once; tears, frenzied anticipation, panic, joy, more tears – and obviously that was just from me.

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  • School of thought

    September 2, 2016

    I’ve been thinking, somewhat predictably, about school. We’ve spent so long on the mechanics, picking schools, making the primary school application, buying uniform, spectacularly failing to buy shoes, worrying about this…and now it’s September and school is sprinting round the corner, hello! Surely not already? So soon!

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  • Shocking second child omissions

    August 26, 2016

    Dramatic scenes in our household this week, when a somewhat shocking realisation came to light about our second child. We realised that Florence – at the lofty old age of 22 months – had never seen Peppa Pig. I know! I know!

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  • Four fifths of Finding Dory…

    August 21, 2016

    Would it be a terrible idea to take a fidgety and very active 22-month-old toddler to see Finding Dory at the cinema? – Question I asked myself this week when the opportunity arose (our friends were going, E has been wanting to go for ages, it sounded fun – what’s the worst that could happen?)

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  • 25 things I had *no* idea about, before babies

    August 11, 2016

    Pregnant or just had your first baby? Congratulations! What happens next might surprise you…*whispers* it’s all going to change.

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  • How not to buy school shoes, in 101* steps

    August 4, 2016

    While already out shopping, decide to get ahead of the game, for once, by buying school shoes early. Ahaha! What a brilliant idea. Inspired. School shoe shopping, with two children in tow and only one of me. What could *possibly* go wrong? (Footnote: this, or possibly this) Go forward one step.

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  • My pet and me

    August 3, 2016

    Name all your childhood pets….go! We had a series of goldfish. A series of rabbits, one called Jive Bunny (retro). A hamster. And our dog, a pet who was like an actual member of the family.

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