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

Things I Have Forgotten

  I love reading those posts about “40 Things I have Learned Since Turning 40” and “10 Lessons I’ve Learned about Parenting” type posts, but friends, that post is never going to be written by me. Simply put, I am at an age now where I have forgotten so many… View Post

The Year of Lasts.

We were driving to school this morning when it occurred to me. This is the last school run we’ll ever do with Flea wearing this school uniform. The last day she’ll wear her school tie. The tie I remember painstakingly showing her how to tie for herself, smiling every time… View Post

The Sugar Tax Misses the Point

So the big headline from the budget was the introduction of a sugar tax – an extra few pence added to the cost of a can of full-sugar drinks like Coke. The government apparently thinks this is the key to solving the issue of childhood obesity. I’m not so sure.… View Post