Making each weekend count

Hello, I'm Chiswick Mum, aka Jules. I live on the leafy edge of the big smoke, here in West London with my gorgeous nine-year-old, Chiswick Boy; his dad, Chiswick Daddy; an old, fat, purry cat puss; and a baby tortoise. I have a full time job outside the home but still count myself as a full time mother. What's a part-time mother for goodness' sake? We're passionate about making the most of our special times together and I made this blog to capture both the everyday moments and the extraordinary adventures that make up a family life well lived. From days in to days out exploring London, the UK and further afield. From showing my son the world, to cozy pyjama days catching up on 80s family movies on Netflix. About me
 
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John Lewis Christmas hamper: handpicked 1 December goodies for Granny

John Lewis Christmas hamper

In collaboration with John Lewis – and please note that this post contains affiliate links, marked with * To say that we love Christmas in this house is an understatement. It’s like saying snow’s a bit chilly. Or a Christmas…

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Family lifestyle, Film & TV

How I became a telly addict

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As ever, affiliate links are marked with * Last Friday, as we do every Friday, we put on our pyjamas and snuggled down for our Friday night BBC 2 family binge. There was a time, not so long ago, where…

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Family travel, London days out

5 things we loved about On Blackheath festival

On Blackheath Helter Skelter

Earlier in the month we trotted off from West London to South East London, to the On Blackheath festival. We were given free family press passes by good old John Lewis, who sponsor the festival – thanks John Lewis.  Here…

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That was the weekend that was

From Steppes Travel Festival to Sunday Roast – that was our weekend that was

  It feels like Autumn is well and truly here now. It’s my favourite season (well apart from winter, and I love summer too…hmmm Spring is quite remarkable as well…) and I’m enjoying walking down the West London streets in…

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Brocks Hill

  Please note – links with a * are affiliate links which make me a small commission when you click through.   Another week another round up. It feels as though we are well and truly in Autumn now. The…

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Hanwell Zoo to Jazz Brunch – 10 things we did at the weekend

  A bit of a tweak on my regular ‘what we did at the weekend series’. I’ve rebranded this ‘Making every weekend count’, and am numbering the weekends. Starting from this weekend, which makes it 001 – from Hanwell Zoo…

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On Blackheath Helter Skelter

I don’t know about you but I’m still reeling from the shock of going back to school. Even though I was working for much of the summer, I still felt like it was the long summer that I remembered from…

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A Chiswick 5 mins with…Celia Pickering

This is my regular series catching up with some of the local folks that make West London such an interesting place to live. This time we’re meeting Celia Pickering who runs art workshops for children. Read on and find out…

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That was the weekend that was: Lego hacks, Monopoly and rainy day play

Can I let you into a secret? I don’t mind it when the rain pours down on the first weekend of the summer holidays. In fact, I love it! Because much as this blog is about getting out and about,…

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That was our weekend that was: Netflix in bed and Chiswick Thames Walk

Links with a * are cheeky little affiliate links   From lounging about in pyjamas watching Netflix, to getting out and about on a Chiswick Thames Walk, it was a well rounded weekend! We have a bit of a ritual…

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