• Chiswick family life
  • That was my (Chiswick) week that was – from cocktails to bibliomania


    It was a recharge-our-batteries kind of week, which was good as the last few weeks have been manic. On Wednesday I went out for cocktails in the city, with my best friend (who’s also my son’s godmother). We were celebrating my birthday from the previous week. I don’t go out very often any more – […]

  • Personal ramblings
  • Housework versus blogging – can you have it all and write about it too?

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    Well that’s it – they’re back. (Back at school of course.) I know that technically this happened last week, but I’ve had barely a chance to register it. The shock of getting back into a school routine has knocked me sideways.   After a glorious summer of much playing and hanging out with family, staying […]

  • Family travel
  • Our summer holiday in Kilkenny, Ireland – and our back to school week

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    Ah – that moment three nights before the kids start back at school. The new school uniform hangs up, ready to go, name tags neatly sewn on. Last year’s school jumper (sensibly bought large so it still fits), is folded neatly in the drawer, freshly laundered, the school insignia glowing with starch and pride. The […]

  • That was the weekend that was
  • Flexible working, pinterest fails and Kew Gardens – That was our weekend that was

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    As you know, I do a condensed working week (thank Heavens and Government Policy for flexible working). So although I do full time hours, I do them over four days instead of five. Theoretically that means I have more time for blogging. I expected to be posting 5 x as many blog posts as I […]

  • Family travel
  • Family fun in the lake district – more summer holiday adventures

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    After our week at One World Festival  we had a couple of days at home to unpack / load a gazillion loads of laundry / blitz the house again before heading off to our second adventure of the summer hols: Kirby Lonsdale and the Lakes, home of the Romantic poets that I loved to read and […]

  • Family lifestyle
  • Bugsy Malone at the Lyric Hammersmith

    A scene from Bugsy Malone by Alan Parker and words and music by Paul Williams @ Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. Directed by Sean Holmes.
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    Bugsy Malone is on at the Lyric until 4 September, which means you still have almost a month to get a seat. Directed by Sean Holmes, it’s a fantastic production worthy of Alan Parker’s immortal words and Paul Williams’ unforgettable songs. If you haven’t seen Bugsy Malone since you watched the film when you were […]

  • UK
  • 2 weeks into summer – camping, festivals & family fun

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    We’ve just got back from an amazing week camping at the One World Festival in Somerset. This festival has a very special place in our heart. Chiswick Daddy and I have been going for 12 years, long before Chiswick Boy was a speck in our eye.   Growing up at a festival Chiswick Boy has […]

  • fashion
  • Chilling out and bouncing about with House of Fraser – boys gear


    So House of Fraser got in touch to see if I’d like to pick a couple of things from their website for Chiswick Boy’s wardrobe. Now House of Fraser is one of those department stores that just is, and I’ve never really thought about them much as a place for boys clothes. It’s the main department […]

  • That was the weekend that was
  • Family, screens & salad days: 7 things we’ve done so far in summer


    I’ve suddenly realised it’s been longer than usual since my last blog. We’re two weeks into that dizzying haze that is the long summer holidays. You’d think that as a parent with an office day job I wouldn’t feel the summer holidays as much. After all, my routine (up, work, back for fun and games) stays […]

  • 5 mins with
  • A Chiswick 5 minutes with…Alex from W4 Fitness

    It's the latest in my series of 5 minute interviews with local peeps. I love hearing what makes people tick and how they make the most out of living in this part of the metropolis. Today we meet Alex Tsekiri, founder of W4 Fitness. Read on and find out why training local people, Chiswick Community […]