This week was a milestone – my firstborn, my little baby boy, got an invitation to his first teenage birthday party: set to be held in the function room of a pub on a Friday night! I feel it’s the start of a slippery slope…also characterised by the Tween Halloween...
Our boy made the leap from primary last year, and spent a lot of the summer holidays worrying about what was in store. Here’s his advice for Year 6s moving up to secondary – which we hope will help them to stress less and relax more these holidays. Moving...
On Easter Monday, we took our younglings to the Star Wars Celebration at the ExCel in London. Our first time at a convention of any kind, we left on a high that we really hadn’t expected – especially as three of us are not the dedicated Star Wars fans that our...
February half term – is it the most challenging of all the school holidays? The weather is usually pretty cheerless, there’s not much to do and they have a strong argument for staying indoors on their tech. But I’m not having that all day long; there...
Wednesday – the boys were back to school after the Christmas holidays, and after lunch I ventured outside with the step ladder to wind in the outdoor lights before it got too dark. My return was greeted with faint but frantic bleeping from the lounge, which could only...
Last November, I caught the covid and spent 10 days in my room, with meals sent up from the kitchen downstairs via two small waiters. I admit that I rather enjoyed it (aside from the horrible and debilitating illness aspect, of course). I’ve asked to rebook for this...
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