Sunday, 3 January 2016

PR planning workshop for 2016 and "how to write a press release"


Happy 2016 and a year of being a terrible mum in 2015

Things we learned from LO's birthday party

Blogging over here:

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Too cool for school

I don't know if it was nerves or the fact the brand new patent leather shoes were already hurting my feet, but I walked for a mile in the wrong direction before running to school so as not to be late. After all, I didn't want to make a bad first impression.

I arrived just in time to see a group of fellow first timers with nervous faces; we lined up in the school hall and gave our names to the head master.

Fortunately, a dog runs into the school, as they do, and we all relax a little.

I nearly didn't know about today's open day, assuming that the council would write to us to let us know when to start looking for schools for LOs - fortunately I was looking for some completely different online and came across this:

and this:

which detail the process. Phew!

So, our tour began with a look through the foundation classrooms with an impressive teacher who ran through the curriculum in such an inspiring way that the dread I feel about my baby going to school has been replaced with positivity! It's not such a big step up from nursery after all, and they'll still be able to learn in a way that is centred on their needs and interests.

We then saw some maths and English classes in action which seemed challenging but interesting; there's also lots of green space and opportunity for music and sport. The next group of parents arrive on the dot after an hour and we're ushered out. I run home with excitement and sit down, enthused, to fill in our application. Fingers crossed!

I'm moving! Well, it's more of a second home by the sea; you're welcome to visit at

Friday, 2 October 2015

Funny Friday

Me: "This curry is a bit spicy"

McBaby: "Don't be rude mummy, it's very tasty! Say sorry to daddy!"

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

What I saw on the tube...

I always find it a bit odd when people shape balloons into animals. However, seeing this child on the tube holding this balloon was a new nadir in inappropriateness...