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Action, adventure and kick ass heroines

E received a book for Christmas called Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst (yes a descendant). It tells the story of some pioneering women who made changes for the good – including Jane Austen, Coco Chanel, … Continue reading

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New school – a week in

We’ve made it through the first week at school! It feels like an achievement. I dropped E off on the first day and felt like I’d done something amazing by even getting her there in one reasonably smart piece. (I … Continue reading

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A new era

They were putting up football posts on the park playing field today – the true sign of autumn. My favourite season coincides with the annual return to school or, this year for us, E’s first term at school. E has … Continue reading

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Golden days

I love the Olympics. I know parts of it are dodgy and there’s all kinds of nastiness going on in Brazil that we’re not seeing but I love it. I’ve always loved it. I remember watching loads of athletics especially … Continue reading

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Celebrate your lefties!

Happy International Left-handers Day! I hope all you lefties have a great day waving at people and so forth.  I, like 90% of the population, am a righty. But E is a lefty. I suspected as much a couple of … Continue reading

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Quashing

You may or may not have seen the recent hoo-hah over a picture that Victoria Beckham released of herself and her daughter. If you didn’t, here’s a quick recap. The Beckhams, being uber famous, try and avoid paparazzi (and potential … Continue reading

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Hold on tight

It seems a long time since last weekend, where we spent time with my mum, sister, best friend and families; gardening, relaxing, and going to Hyde Park to watch Carole King. It was a lovely weekend and full of love … Continue reading

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Talking to children about bad things

Like many, the dreadful murder of Jo Cox MP was on my mind when I came in from work last night. E coming to greet me with a big hug was exactly what I needed. But when both her parents … Continue reading

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A holiday

Blog holidays can be ace. And in this case, unplanned. Back now though. One of the things I’ve found most interesting in parenting is watching and understanding how E’s mind develops. There’s a point when you see someone who was a … Continue reading

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Girls just want to have screen time

A few weeks I emailed E’s nursery and asked if they knew why she appeared to be suddenly obsessed with princesses. “Nothing to do with us,” was the reply (though they did give her a book of Cinderella for Christmas) … Continue reading

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