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  • A London nursery solution for parents

    Tweet I’m very glad that we raised No 1 Son in London – he has grown up so confident and capable and nothing really phases him; but I do remember how difficult it was to…

    September 12, 2016
  • We could all do with a holiday

    Tweet Post-Brexit Euro 2016 blues have well and truly set in and I think most of us are probably planning an escape right now – either a proper break or even contemplating the UK for…

    June 29, 2016
  • Travelling to Barcelona

    Tweet So, my love affair with the wonderful Spanish city of Barcelona continues. I’m going back there in a few weeks and I can’t wait – just the thought of exploring a bit more…

    April 15, 2016
  • My safari wardrobe essentials

    Tweet When I was planning my safari wardrobe I had visions of looking like Meryl Streep in Out of Africa – you know, all elegant in khaki and white. But of course I hadn’t…

    May 13, 2015
  • Marseille at Night

    An easy way to plan holidays to France

    Tweet Last Saturday I was in beautiful Marseille, with its market and delicious seafood (and that heavenly balmy climate), and just a short distance to the Cote d’Azur, which is without question one of…

    May 11, 2015
  • The easy way to hire a car

    Tweet As the bank holiday is coming up and the weather has been SO gorgeous some of my friends are planning to take their families on a UK seaside break and have been talking…

    April 23, 2015
  • Cute videos for kids who love planes

    Tweet Do your kids love flying and everything to do with planes? When No 1 Son was little he had a whole collection of planes, and as he grew up he also loved building those…

    April 16, 2015
  • Review: Zipjet drycleaning

    Tweet OK, first of all, I’m really not Monica Geller. I don’t get a kick out of hanging round dry-cleaners, watching the clothes go round – particularly on my precious days off. But working…

    April 6, 2015
  • Five brilliant books for kids

    Tweet I’m a big believer in getting kids to start reading as soon as they can start to recognise the alphabet – whether it’s by using The Colour Purple method (writing the names of…

    March 19, 2015
  • Why ferries are fab for family travel to France

    Tweet A few of my friends regularly take the ferry to France with their families, usually a couple of times a year. Sometimes they stay in France, heading down to the South or exploring…

    March 4, 2015