The mum taxi gets out of hand
Oct15

The mum taxi gets out of hand

Regular readers will know I spend an awful lot of time driving my kids round in the ‘mum taxi’. On a normal week, I do the school run for my younger son every day, including one late finish for rugby. I drive to four dance lessons over the course of three days, my husband drives my son to football, another parent takes my boys to Explorers and I walk my daughter to Scouts. In addition, there’s usually someone who...

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Looking after the family cars
Oct18

Looking after the family cars

Our family has two oldish cars, which we rely on pretty heavily. My husband’s car is a six year old VW Touran, which is our car for holidays, luggage and long journeys. It is very comfortable for passengers, but I’m not so keen on driving it. To look at it, my 10 year old Mini couldn’t really be classed as a ‘family car’ because you can’t fit a whole family in, let alone a family with luggage! But,...

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When the mum taxi goes down…
Nov14

When the mum taxi goes down…

Life with three big kids is never easy and never boring. There’s always something going on. And there’s always someone (or something) willing to put a spanner in the works to make life that little bit more challenging. But there’s always something that can be relied on to keep things running smoothly. The mum taxi. My trusty little yellow Mini. Well, almost always… I’d known that one of my rear lights was...

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The wet Saturday and the mum taxi
Feb09

The wet Saturday and the mum taxi

A few weeks ago, my eldest said he didn’t think he could see as well as used to. So I made him an eye test appointment for a Saturday morning. It was the only thing on the calendar. Then we discovered my younger son had an away rugby game the same morning. Then my husband informed me he was going to a football match that day. Finally, my eldest informed me he was going on an 18 mile night hike and camp that day. Suddenly, the...

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