20 Best Movies for a Mother-Daughter Movie Night

Friday night is pretty much the BEST part of the week, and what better way to kick off the weekend than with pizza and a movie? In our house, Fridays are sacred. They’re one night when we have no commitments, no activities and generally no social engagements – so it’s the perfect… View Post

Review: Darwin Forest Country Park, Derbyshire

It’s been a hectic few weeks in our household, so our trip to Darwin Forest Country Park this weekend came at the perfect time. Darwin Forest Country Park is a small holiday park near to the picture-postcard villages of Matlock and Bakewell, on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District. The park… View Post

Motherly Mortification

Flea is now 11. So it stands to reason that literally EVERYTHING I say and do is embarrassing these days. “You don’t have to get out of the car at school, you know,” she says to me. Except on the days she’s feeling nervous, when I’m required to get out of… View Post

Senior School: Week One

We survived. Despite the nerves, despite the full-body-shell-shock of a 7.15am wake-up alarm, we survived. Flea is now a fully-fledged secondary school girl. It’s been a really big change, for both of us. And some things took us by surprise. Namely: Kids Make Friends Faster Than You Flea came home the… View Post

Top Tips to Banish Tech from the Dinner Table

Flea turned 11 a couple of weeks ago. For the past year I’ve really noticed some changes. No, not those changes. My pre-teen seems permanently attached to her iPhone these days. If it’s not Snapchat, it’s Instagram. If it’s not Instagram, it’s FaceTime, or a text message, or surfing Buzzfeed… View Post