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…

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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…

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How was your Mother’s Day?

How was your Mothers Day? Mine was… very us. Hockey at some ungodly hour of the morning, then home to squeeze an entire week’s worth of domestic chores into three hours, then a family Mothers Day get-together to celebrate all the mamas in the family. I’m not going to lie.…

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Getting Fleeced by Thomson and BA on “Select Your Seat” Charges

I’m so pleased that the CAA is launching an investigation into charges levied by airlines to allow families to sit together. Honestly, I think it’s one of the biggest rackets going. BA Select Your Seat: Ripoff #1 Last summer, I flew with Flea from London Heathrow to LA. There were…

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Best Box Sets on Sky, 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 on Sky become available. If…

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