A quick post today because I am on holiday - just thought I would share with you my choice of school shoe for girl and boy kid. When I was a kid I was frog marched off to clarks to be kitted out in these hideous monstrosities, the clarks moover - always in taupe year … Continue reading School shoes edit
I thought I would give you a quick run down of how I plan and pack our clothes. (As mentioned in previous post mr family blog has perfected his own technique in this department - its called the smash and grab (simply stuff a spare rucksack with a pair of underpants, toothbrush and Gillette for … Continue reading Packing clothes for the average 2.4 family on the average 2 week camping holiday…
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