Dear Teacher, You know that moment at parents’ evening when you look up from your register and clock me sitting, waiting, trying to peer around the pushy parents stood directly in front of me who are determined to see you
Three kids; one shower (well two, but only one that anyone seems to find acceptable to use in the morning), and a complex fusion of personalities – at least two of whom are most definitely NOT morning people (I’m one
The week before the Jubilee I wasn’t feeling terribly patriotic. Work was piling up around my ears, the house was looking increasingly like a squat and the idea of a long bank holiday weekend feeding into the half term with
My children go to a very modern school. The school photos are the kind with hula hoops and ‘cool’ poses that Tara Cain detests, and they communicate almost exclusively by email. Most of the 20 or so emails I receive
Oh Bonfire Night how I love thee. So much that I will consider venturing out into the dark alone with three children, risking losing at least one, maiming a couple and parting with a pocket-full of silver just to hear
So, I have this friend who’s been asked to do something really exciting. Something life changing. Something that could be life changing for around about 4 million others. Impressive stuff yes? That friend is Chris Mosler of Thinly Spread. If
Here’s a very quick competition to get me back into the swing (see what I did there?) of things over here. I love this chair, always have, there’s something about the design that is instantly soothing and that’s even before
This has been the week of the performing members of the family. Those who, unlike myself, like to stand up and be seen – obviously I’m the shy, retiring member of the family.
I often look at my children and wonder how their personalities came to be so completely different. Given the same set of choices, the same rules and parameters, they will come to three very different conclusions or points in time.
After a practically perfect half term that involved spending time with lovely people like this, this, this and this, we packed off our brood for a night with their grandparents. The 5yo arrived with her first, and by now very