A Self-Catering Holiday in Biscarrosse with Al Fresco

This half-term we were invited to try a self-catering holiday in France with Al Fresco, at Yelloh! Village Lac de Biscarrosse. Lac de Biscarrosse is the location for you if (like me) you have school-aged children who love water sports, surfing, beaches and adventure. This time, Flea brought along her…

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13 Reasons Why Season 2 : Your Kids Shouldn’t Watch This

If you have kids in high school, chances are you’ve heard about 13 Reasons Why. Netflix’s teen drama is a HOT topic of conversation among Flea and her friends. But it’s a show that’s controversial. With themes of suicide, self-harm and sexual assault, it is something our kids should be…

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Ten Years: Time to Move On?

I bought my current house ten years ago this month. Back then I was a newly single parent working as a freelance journalist. I’d had to sell our house in Brighton as part of the divorce settlement, so I was broke (to put it mildly). Moving 300 miles North and…

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Win at Lunch with Richmond Chicken Sausages and a £25 Giveaway!

The sausage sandwich is possibly the greatest culinary invention of all time. Closely followed – of course – by the fish finger sandwich. A good sausage sandwich is a thing of beauty. A hot, freshly grilled sausage, and fresh, crumbly bread. What’s not to love? Sausage Sandwiches Made Healthier This…

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What I’ve Learned About Exam Stress (from getting it all wrong)

Are you wondering how to reduce exam stress for your teen?  Like so many things in parenting, my tips for dealing with exam stress come from getting this stuff all wrong to begin with. This Time Last Year: Exam Stress Overload Flea attended a primary school that didn’t do SATS,…

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