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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Chiswick family life, Chiswick tea rooms

Coffee Shop 001 – Carluccio’s, Chiswick High Road

carluccio's on Chiswick High Road

One of the ways I pretend that I’m a proper blogger (and not a mum blogger who’s constantly juggling 50 balls and dropping them all over the place!) is hang out in Chiswick and West London coffee shops with my…

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Ice skating – Natural History Museum

In collaboration with the Natural History Museum   Every year we like to schedule in one or two special Christmas treats that get us out and about in London. This Christmas the Natural History Museum kindly invited us to try…

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As ever, affiliate links start with * I absolutely love December. I love the lead up to Christmas, the choosing of the tree, and the decorating of the tree. The solemnity of Getting Down the Decorations, and the playful joy…

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Please note that links marked with an * are affiliate links – this means I get a (small!) percentage if you buy after clicking through using one of these links. This goes towards some of my expenses in maintaining this…

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Reclaiming my blogging mojo – rediscovering my love of blogging

our gorgeous Thames

It’s a funny old thing, blogging. It consumes your day – a lot of the time you’re thinking about your blog, taking photos for it, letting people know you’ve mentioned them in a round up, replying to tweets and Instagram…

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Top 5 Chiswick Christmas presents for those who like to shop local

augmentify it

I know I’ve written on my blog about how I dislike the growing commercialism of Christmas. But I love Christmas itself and I love to shop local! So I hope you’ll forgive me for mentioning the C word in November!…

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Caravan indoors at Treck Hostel

I’m sitting and writing this on my MacBook at the delightfully quirky Treck hostel in Ghent, in the communal bar where we’ve just had breakfast, while I listen to the unmistakable hostel sound of half a dozen languages being spoken…

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John Lewis Christmas hamper

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How I became a telly addict

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