Yes. Unless of course we want to raise a nation of couch potatoes that become a drain on the NHS. That's one view, and it's all well and good but should there be some element of choice built into the sports curriculum at school? When kids are at primary school PE is fun, they play … Continue reading Sports day – should it be compulsory?
A new movement is emerging amongst parents who are 'rebelling' against the expectation to return to work as soon as the kids are weaned. The views of these parents runs counter to current government policy that rewards through the tax system both parents (or a lone parent) in employment. Free childcare entitlement for 3-4 year … Continue reading Preschool childcare – do we really want it?
Spring is traditionally the time for a good old clean, now that the kids are at school I've got a bit of time to start thinking about clearing out cupboards and doing a spot of redecorating. When we bought our house we painted throughout in white, it looked great for a few years until the … Continue reading Spring house makeover – bathroom. Quick and cheap refresh
When my eldest daughter told me that she had bought tickets to the hottest art show in town for my Mother's Day present I was blown away, I have been desperate to go but I've never been able to justify a day of indulgence away from the little ones, now I had the perfect excuse. … Continue reading Hockney @ Tate Britain
Coombes farm is set in a truly a beautiful location nestling at the foot of the South Downs in the heart of Sussex. This weekend the sun was shining but there was a bit of a cold wind on the beach so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to head inland. When we arrived at … Continue reading Our visit to Coombes farm. Lambs, calves and little piggies in abundance
Like most parents of young kids we inevitably end up with carnage at the end of the day. Our living room floor is a barefoot hazard (Lego) and you would be hard pushed to find anywhere to sit that isn't covered in toys or jam. Our house is messy, and as much as I tell … Continue reading Decluttering. Stylish storage for the home
Recently I gave my little mans room a bit of a makeover. I'm not a fan of colour on walls, I prefer adding personality in accessories because I know I will tire of it quickly and want a change. I also prefer to have a neutral shade throughout, it flows better, doesn't look disjointed and … Continue reading A bedroom fit for a little man