• 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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  • Time for school?

    August 1, 2016

    So clearly it’s not time for anyone to start primary school just yet. Term has just broken up and there’s still LOADS of holiday time left…isn’t there? The whole summer. Weeks and weeks. Right..?

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  • Stay and play

    June 23, 2016

    It’s a truth universally acknowledged that the minute you have a second baby, your first grows instantly to previously unpredicted proportions.

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  • Spring greens and a touch of the pre-school blues

    April 8, 2016

    The days are long but the years are short, they always tell you about parenting – and oh boy, sometimes *those* days are really, really long – but what they don’t say is that you’ll blink once, maybe twice, and all of a sudden your tiny newborn baby will be going to school.

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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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