Review: Villas La Clairiere, Moliets

Are you a hotel person or a self-catering person? I’m a bit of both. For a city break and short trips, I like the convenience of a hotel and the option to order room service when I’ve been racing around all day. But for longer holidays, especially with kids, self-catering… View Post

My Week Eating like Gwyneth Paltrow

It’s fair to say then when I told colleagues that I would be eating like Gwyneth for a week, the response was less than supportive. The phrase “open derision” springs to mind. Gwyneth has a reputation for being a bit kooky when it comes to food. But what the heck? I found her… View Post

And So It Ends

In a little over 36 hours, Flea’s time at primary school will be over. Judging by the tearful child I put to bed this evening, I’m not the only one surprised by the speed with which this has come around. On the one hand, Flea’s excited. She’s going to a… View Post

Secondary School: Excitement and Jitters

Another milestone day for our household this week, as Flea went to her secondary school induction day. I don’t think I was the only one who was overwhelmed. Faced with a big hall, unfamiliar teachers and lots of parents I didn’t recognise, I’ll confess to a gulp. Or three. That’s… View Post

So… My Ex Hates Me.

If there was such a thing as a hierarchy of skills, I suspect making fire and cooking edible food would rank top 10. ‘Understanding why your ex hates you – and learning not to care’ might not rank so high, but it’s a skill I’ve been working on this past year.… View Post