The One Where We Hire a Maths Tutor

Year 8 has been a tough one for Flea – not least because she’s started to struggle in maths lessons. Flea has always been pretty good at maths. But she’s AMAZING at English. Human nature being what it is, Flea tends to think that she’s terrible at maths. Because she… View Post

Things to do in Amsterdam When You’re 12

This half-term, Flea and I spent a hectic three days in Amsterdam. Today I’m sharing my favourite things to do in the city with tweens. Although Amsterdam might have a reputation for, erm, “adult” attractions, the flat landscape and history make it a fabulous, family-friendly destination. Starting Out in Amsterdam… View Post

Best New Box Sets to Watch on Sky in 2018

If you ask me, this is prime box set watching season. It’s cold outside. We’re all broke. Also, approximately three quarters in the world are down with some virus or other. Luckily, it’s also the time of year when some of the best box sets become available. If you’re a… View Post

12 Questions for Parents of 12 Year Olds

Parenting a 12 year old is weird. Seriously. It has become painfully apparent over the past six months that the Flea I once knew has disappeared. I used to have a child who thought I was awesome, and had answers to all the problems in the world. Now I have… View Post