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Parenting

  • 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
  • Fab footwear for back to school

    Tweet When No 1 Son and I were in Shanghai we spent A LOT of time walking because it’s really the best way of seeing everything and immersing yourself in the culture and atmosphere when…

    September 1, 2015
  • The last time I spoke to my dad

    Tweet If you know a conversation is going to be one of the most important conversations of your life, you remember as many details as you can, what you said, what the other person…

    June 21, 2015
  • The importance of gap year travel

    Tweet No 1 Son and I are currently having a debate about what he should do during his gap year; I want him to travel, experience the world and life (after he’s worked to…

    June 16, 2015
  • 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 top 5 mum fails

    Tweet So, I know it may *seem* as though I’ve got it all sorted in the motherhood stakes, and somehow I have actually managed to raise No 1 Son without any *major* major disasters.…

    March 15, 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
  • Being a mum makes my heart sing

    Tweet On Sunday I was chatting to No 1 Son about movies; there isn’t anything new about this, we talk about movies, and TV, history and politics a lot of the time. But when we’d finished talking it…

    November 19, 2014
  • Waiting to exhale

    Tweet Next week my little boy is going on his first holiday abroad without me, or any other responsible adult in tow; just him and a friend. The fact that he’s old enough to…

    June 18, 2014