Dance show 2014
Jun26

Dance show 2014

Sunday was our annual dance show – our fourth one! We started when my daughter was a tiny little thing in reception and now she’s a cool 8 year old. In that time the dance school has probably doubled in size too and the show has moved to a bigger theatre. As time management goes, you don’t get much worse than a full-on weekend at Britmums Live, followed by a delayed train then a very long, hot day at the theatre,...

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The Gallery: The longest day
Jun25

The Gallery: The longest day

On the longest day this year, I attended a session on travel blogging at Britmums Live. I’m not sure why, because I ain’t ever gonna be a travel blogger. For starters, we don’t really go anywhere and, when we do, it usually ends up in a series of minor disasters involving losing things, getting lost, delays and travel sickness. Not exactly the aspirational stuff of the travel blogger. Later that day, as I cried along...

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Britmums Live 2014
Jun24

Britmums Live 2014

After a journey in which my friend Nikki aka Stressy Mummy and I repeatedly got lost and confused on the tube, we arrived at Britmums Live. We were late, so there was no time to join a queue or be nervous. It was straight into the keynote speech with Emma Freud – what a likeable and funny lady! Am I allowed to say she’s a much more entertaining speaker than last year’s, Kirstie Allsopp (who also happens to be her...

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Not playing out
Jun23

Not playing out

My kids grew up in a cul-de-sac. My daughter was born when we were living there, and the boys were 3 and 1 when we moved in. From a very early age, they liked nothing better than to play out in the road – football, bikes, scooters, water fights and bubbles or just running up and down. There was a tree to climb which they could sit in for hours, just chatting. But we don’t live in the cul-de-sac any more and my kids...

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Silent Sunday 22.6.14
Jun22

Silent Sunday 22.6.14

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