Christmas Gifts for Book Lovers from The Works

Living with a voracious reader, I know that I can never go wrong with books as gifts – but sometimes keeping up with the cost of new kids’ books is a struggle. Thank goodness for The Works, which is the UK’s favourite retailer of discount books, stationery, crafts and calendars.…

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Already?

Flea’s growing up. It’s rather inconvenient, not least because we had to trawl into the school uniform shop today when I realised she couldn’t bend over in her school pinafore without showing the world her Buzz Lightyear underpants. On weekdays, the school uniform shop always has a queue of parents…

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Sally and Flea go to London.

One of my first posts on this blog was my confession that, when she was in pre-school, Flea’s usual breakfast was cereal in a cup. We’ve moved on from those days. We’re older, wiser, more sophisticated. Yes, now that Flea is four, she’s big enough to get her own breakfast,…

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And it’s not even 9am

My ongoing campaign to win “Worst Mother Alive” continues to gather pace. This morning, I was rushing around trying to find the permanent marker to write the name in Flea’s new school coat, purchased on Friday at enormous expense to replace the school coat she’s already lost.  In case you’re…

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Big School: the verdict

Months of planning, years of budgeting, agonising about which school, trying to find that one, secret shop in the WHOLE world that sells knee-length grey school socks… yes, Flea has started big school. When I picked her up this afternoon, I was keen to basically have my child validate my…

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