Review: Rainbows in the rain with Holly & Beau
Sep25

Review: Rainbows in the rain with Holly & Beau

The weather has been amazing over the last few weeks and it’s been AGES since it last rained, but there’s no denying it’s the end of September and autumn is just around the corner. And with autumn comes cooler temperatures, stronger winds and, of course, RAIN! My daughter has no choice but to go out in the rain. Her brothers play football and rugby at the weekend and we spend all of Saturday and Sunday mornings on...

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Head boy
Sep25

Head boy

A couple of years ago, the year after my eldest left primary school, our school introduced the head boy and head girl. They also introduced prefects and deputy head boy and girl. People who read my blog often may think I’m a competitive mum, and you’d be kind of right. I want what’s best for my kids – I want them to achieve what I know they are capable of achieving, no more no less. I’m not pushy, but I...

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Top of the league
Sep24

Top of the league

I missed my son’s second league football game of the season, as I was away at the MAD Blog Awards. They were flying high after their first game. Could they keep it up? My son scored the first goal of the game. He’s moved into midfield this season, where he has always wanted to play, after many years in defence. He is really growing into the position and he is loving it. And by loving it, he is playing better. Then the...

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Six years of Superdry
Sep23

Six years of Superdry

It was six years ago, on my 35th birthday, that my husband first persuaded me to buy Superdry, then a relatively new and unknown brand. I couldn’t buy it! I was 35! I was too old! Hard as it is to believe now, I’d actually been going through a phase since my third pregnancy three years earlier of dressing a bit more like a grown up – I wore knitwear, blouses and tweed-look trousers (cheap ones from Primark on the...

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Does life begin at 40?
Sep22

Does life begin at 40?

Today I turn 41. I have waved goodbye to being 40 and am now properly ‘in my 40s’. I loved being 40, I felt it was kind of a cool age. It is always said that life begins at 40. So did mine? In a word, yes. There have been some big changes over the last year – one which I expected and others which I didn’t, but they’ve all been good. When I turned 40, we’d found a house we wanted to buy. We’d...

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