Funzing: unique experiences hosted by people like us

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Blogging has opened up a whole new world of experiences for me. These range from having a HydraFacial treatment, taking a mindfulness course and cookery classes, to fun days out with the kids. I’ve even starred in an online advertising campaign (which isn’t live yet, but watch … [read more]

Kidzania: a city where the kids are in charge

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Inset Days really throw me. They are allocated randomly during the school term for teachers to have a day of training. We’ve just emerged from a seven week summer holiday and the school has arranged an Inset Day two weeks into the new term. Don’t … [read more]

A lesson in un-spoiling the kids

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This is one of my rare guest posts, written by my friend, fellow 40-something working mum Karen Finn. Like so many of us, Karen is concerned that we’re raising our children in a protective bubble. Obviously we want our children to be happy and that means … [read more]

A few of my favourite things

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It’s a rainy bank holiday Monday, and it being the last day of August, I feel like summer is over before it’s even begun. Weather-wise this has been one of the worst summers I can remember. The kids are back to school on Thursday, so … [read more]

The honest guide to driving in France

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It’s been a bit quiet on the blog over the last few weeks as we’ve been on holiday in France. Our holidays usually comprise an all-inclusive hotel in a hot climate where we don’t have to move far from our sunbeds and the kids are … [read more]

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]