I’ve always been one for looking after the environment, buying cruelty-free, trying to eat healthily etc. So when a suggestion to try something called Veganuary appeared in my Facebook feed on 1st January I was intrigued. I wanted to investigate more about the claims that eating and using animal products is harmful to the environment,… Continue reading So, what comes after Veganuary?
Today, I finally ‘got’ History. I’ve not had a great relationship with the subject in the past – I just couldn’t see the point of learning about something that happened years ago; it was irrelevant. My journey wasn’t helped by a strong dislike for my high school History teacher. She didn’t seem to like me from the… Continue reading The day I ‘got’ History
Nope, I’d never heard of it either, until my daughter Jasmine was diagnosed with it at the age of 5. And there began a journey of discovery, worry, treatments, tests and uncertainty that has changed our lives… in some ways, strangely, for the better. Scleroderma is a rare disease that affects the immune system. Your body starts… Continue reading Scleroderma
As I was emptying the paddling pool this morning (and watering my thirsty and abused lawn), I felt the same way as I do when I take down my Christmas decorations. Sad that the fun’s over, but looking forward to what’s to come. For me, September is much more of a new start than January.… Continue reading Happy New Year!
Ok, so we’re about half way through the school holidays and I’m just about managing to stay afloat (financially, emotionally… ish). We’ve had some fun days out to places like Pevensey Bay, Kew Gardens, a few local parks, the BFG…. and some hilarious days in having cooking competitions, making sweet shops, holding a full-blown trial with… Continue reading Continuing Professional Development
So there’s this post going around on Facebook* about getting your kids to do various things before watching TV or using a screen during the holidays. Activities like get dressed, brush your teeth, make your bed, clean one room, do something creative, get some exercise, help somebody out, read a book etc. All good things I’m… Continue reading The lost art of being idle
Day 1 of school holidays: total bliss not having to get out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, no rushing the kids to school, no remembering who’s supposed to be taking what, no homework. Yay! Day 2 of school holidays: we write a plan. Work out who wants to do what. Where… Continue reading Confession: I hate the holidays