What she wore: Next seaside playsuit
Aug31

What she wore: Next seaside playsuit

I love this playsuit I picked up in the Next sale for my daughter. It’s a real playsuit in the literal sense of the word – it is a suit for playing in. It’s not girly or trendy, it’s just a comfy suit. It would make a great beach cover-up for when a little girl gets our of the sea and is feeling cold at the end of the day. It’s quite a thick material and has a hood too, so it’s perfect. Before we...

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Saturday is Russian party caption day!
Aug31

Saturday is Russian party caption day!

Way back in 1990, I went on a school exchange visit to Sochi in Russia (where the winter Olympics will be held next year). Our fashion choices were bad enough, but Russian fashion choices were on a whole other level. This is some English girls and some Russian girls all dressed up for a party at the Russian school. And that’s our Russian teacher. Let me know if you can tell which one is me. Clue – I’m wearing two...

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Running with the kids
Aug30

Running with the kids

On holiday in Padstow and with my half marathon training a little behind schedule, I knew I had to run the Camel Trail from Padstow to Wadebridge. From our holiday house, right along the trail, with a quick loop around Wadebridge and back again is somewhere between 11 and 12 miles. Having only done one 10 mile run and having not run for a week (damn you, summer holidays!), this wasn’t going to be easy. So why not make it a bit...

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Starting school – fear of the unknown
Aug29

Starting school – fear of the unknown

All around Britain, parents are feeling anxious, including parents reading this right now. In a few short days, their kids will start school. Maybe they will do part-time, maybe they will do full-time. But either way, 4 year olds will wave goodbye to their anxious parents and enter a classroom for the first time. It’s a scary time. Having been through it three times myself, I can totally relate to that (and you just know I will...

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What she wore: Seaside fashion
Aug29

What she wore: Seaside fashion

We love seaside fashion in our house. Our kids have worn a lot of Joules over the years, which has a lovely British seaside feel – designed more for 17 degrees and cloudy than baking hot sun. I always smile at this photo taken four years ago. We arrived in Padstow at 8.30am, after setting off from home at 5am and headed straight into Seasalt and Joules, where we picked up a couple of things for the kids – and they put them...

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