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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What to do with a November or December birthday

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Reclaiming my blogging mojo – rediscovering my love of blogging

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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Chiswick family life, Chiswick shopping, christmas shopping

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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60 minutes in Oostburg, Netherlands – family review

We’ve been driving through Belgium and the ¬†Netherlands for our half term break. On the way back from Volendam in the North, we’ve stopped off in Oostburg, where I’m writing this – in a great Oostburg coffee shop.   I’m…

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Treck Hostel in Ghent – family review: a very quirky hostel

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: handpicked 1 December goodies for Granny

John Lewis Christmas hamper

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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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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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