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children

  • Please help vulnerable kids to have a Safe Summer

    Tweet It’s all too easy when we’re thinking about our own summer holiday plans with our families to forget that there are many kids growing up in the UK for whom the school holidays can…

    June 4, 2015
  • My baby’s first pair of shoes

    Tweet It’s No 1 Son’s birthday today, and it’s a big one; he’s a young man now, with strong ideas about what he wants to do with his life and career and a whole…

    January 19, 2015
  • The Toy Story effect

    Tweet We’ve been in our new house for exactly a month now, and most of it is pretty much organised. I’ve unpacked, decluttered and everything has its place. Except, that is, for No 1 Son’s…

    January 13, 2015
  • Humbled by Camila Batmanghelidjh and Kids Company

    Tweet It’s the child’s bed that does it for me. A pink bed, with a white sculpture of a child on top of it. Above, a mobile, coat hangers of men’s shoes. They represent,…

    January 14, 2014
  • Christmas jumper day 2013

    Tweet As you know this year we’re supporting Save The Children in our house as our Christmas charity. And tomorrow (or today, if you’re reading this on Friday 13 December) it’s Christmas jumper day…

    December 12, 2013
  • All I want for Christmas

    Tweet It’s funny how you reach a certain stage in life where receiving Christmas presents ceases to be the most important thing about the holidays. Maybe it’s a sign of maturity, or maybe it’s…

    December 1, 2013
  • A slice of London life

    Tweet I took this photo for World Photography Day on Monday. What I wanted to capture was a typical scene on a London bus – crowded, chaotic, different generations. The woman sitting down isn’t…

    August 21, 2013
  • The One where I go on Mum Strike

    Tweet I’m pretty tolerant when it comes to domestic stuff – not even my best friends could call me fastidious. But I do like things to be clean and fairly tidy. Unfortunately, like many…

    August 19, 2013
  • The girl who liked to play with buckets

    Tweet Since the only things I like to play with now are cosmetics, jewellery and gadgets (oh not THOSE kind of gadgets, people, come on), it’s hard to believe there was a time when…

    August 7, 2013
  • A woman of substance

    Tweet I love this photo of my grandmother, taken in the Twenties. She’s talking to one of her sons, and I’m guessing she’s on her way out for the evening – judging by her…

    June 12, 2013