• 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 […]

  • Personal ramblings
  • Dark, exotic & full-bodied: if only real life was a wine label


    I am publishing this on the day after the terrible attacks in Nice last night. I did wonder whether to publish this piece today. What can I possibly complain about my life, or write about that has any bearing in the wake of the sadness and senseless loss of life from yet another attack on […]

  • That was the weekend that was
  • School strikes, urban fashion & the healing power of cinema: that was our Chiswick week that was

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    It was the school strike yesterday. I had to take a day off work, eating into precious holiday allowance (how can 13 weeks of school holidays divide into even my highly generous holiday allowance of 6 weeks?!)… But I’m not fed up about it: not only do I absolutely respect the rights of our hard […]

  • That was the weekend that was
  • Picnics, PJs, coffee & cake: that was our Chiswick weekend that was


    I’ve just – finally – poured myself a glass of red and am sitting at my desk about to blog my round up of what we got up to last weekend. Yes, I know another weekend is about to come upon us, but I’m just in time to write up what we did last weekend. […]

  • That was the weekend that was
  • A boat, a bus & a village fete – that was our Chiswick weekend that was


    Yes I know it’s Friday, and I should have written up last weekend on Monday. But as a parent blogger you grab those blogging moments when you can, and this week has been short on blogging moments! But we had a really good weekend last weekend. It was sizzling hot – hard to imagine that […]