Bring on the games: A family Night in

Bring on the games: A family Night in

As a family, we are quite competitive with one another. A few years ago, the husband and I spent a whole night deciding which sport which one of us were better at. If you’re interested: I’m best at skiing and netball, he does confess I am quite a good... read more
The Worry of Secondary Transfer

The Worry of Secondary Transfer

It’s the old adage, but time really does fly. In September, I see my gorgeous baby girl off to secondary school. She got through the painful process of her 11+, and is now preparing for her new school, of course this is a new thing: The worry of secondary... read more
Motherhood, Careers and Confidence

Motherhood, Careers and Confidence

#no7ready I used to love going to work: I had a wardrobe rammed full of lovely garments that I’d don each day (generally a different outfit each day) with a pair of heels. I’d put on a slick of the war paint and off I would go. I really enjoyed the work I... read more
Anyone for Cricket?

Anyone for Cricket?

One of my favourite childhood memories is being at the cricket club. My Dad was a keen player, and summer weekends were taken up by being at the club, playing endless games of British bulldog with the other players’ kids. We sometimes went ‘away’ and... read more
Parental Choice in Education: Good or Bad?

Parental Choice in Education: Good or Bad?

My daughter is now in year six, and the past year has been dominated by her secondary transfer, and we were able to use our parental choice in where we applied for. I’m going to start this post rather back-to-front by telling you she got an offer from the school... read more