Lazy sweet & sour chicken

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It’s the school holidays and my kids have been going to a daily sports camp ever since they broke up. The first week was a multi-sports camp. This week they’ve become little tennis stars. Despite the fact that C, my nine year old hasn’t picked … [read more]

Top family days out in and around London

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I’ve spent the last few days as a single mum as the hubster’s been away in Paris on business. The boys are now 6 and 9 years old, so being the only carer isn’t the scary prospect it used to be, but the weekends loom large when … [read more]

Are you a parent or an entertainer?

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We’re just coming to the end of half term week, with a bonus inset (teacher training) day tagged onto the end. I say bonus when what I really mean is massively annoying, but I’ll save that particular rant for another time. Being self-employed means that … [read more]

Charlie’s restaurant review – Carluccios

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Here is another chapter in my son’s short lived career as a restaurant critic: Restaurant Review: Carluccios, Muswell Hill, London, by Charlie, age 7 I went with my mum and dad and my brother. I had pasta with pesto. My brother had the same. My … [read more]

Legoland review

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Today I took my two boys to Legoland. My husband has gone to Swansea to watch the football, leaving me holding the babies (they’re 5 and 8!). We had no other commitments, which sounds relaxing, but mums of boys of this age might empathise with … [read more]

Charlie’s restaurant review – Strada

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Here is another chapter in my son’s short lived career as a restaurant critic: Restaurant Review: Strada, South Bank, London, by Charlie, age 7 I went with my mum and my grandpa before we went to the theatre in the Christmas holidays. I had the … [read more]

A restaurant review with a difference

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Today, I bring you a guest blog – a restaurant review with a difference. This was written by a seven year old. Last year, my son decided he wanted to start a blog. Sadly he’s lost interest in it now, but in an attempt to … [read more]