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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That was the weekend that was

That was our weekend that was: from rainbows in West London to sunshine in East Midlands

It’s another of my weekly round ups of our weekends, with a cheeky little peak at the weekdays too! In the week we were surprised by a rainbow that appeared over the GlaxoSmithKline company cricket ground just off Boston Manor Road…

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That was our weekend that was: from Chiswick strand to Derby cathedral

It’s time for another ‘that was our weekend that was’ – where I capture the small, and big, things that we’ve done at the weekend, lest we forget that it’s these very everyday weekends that help make up a family life….

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Family lifestyle, fashion

The top 5 picks for a 9 year old boy – from the new John Lewis clothing range

Please note that this is a sponsored post, and contains affiliate links which are marked with an *   First off let’s get this straight – I am a massive *John Lewis fan. So I post this sponsored post with affiliate…

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Family travel, Further afield

Top 10 family holiday activities in and around Los Cristianos, Tenerife

Los Cristianos in Tenerife is one of our happy places. We’ve just got back from our sixth trip there, and I thought it was about time I shared some of my top tips and activities with you. Nothing in this…

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Family fun at the London Designer Outlet

Have you heard of the London Designer Outlet? No I hadn’t either until I was first told about it and invited along to try it out. So I would say it’s one of West London’s best kept secrets, except that’s a…

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Chiswick days out, Chiswick family life, That was the weekend that was

A perfect West London weekend – from Osterley Park to breakfast in bed

Last week London was of course overshadowed by the incident in Westminster. This is a route I often take to work – getting out at Westminster tube to walk to my offices, on the days that I don’t get the…

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Straying off the A38 – a family day out in Lichfield

    Sunday was a lesson in the amazing gems of local history you can find when you veer off the main roads and break your journey from A to B. That’s how we discovered the gorgeous city of Lichfield, steeped…

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Personal ramblings

Parenting: making the small stuff count – from flexible working to bedtime stories

It’s not the big stuff we do once, but the little things we do day after day that make a difference. And this is illustrated in no greater way than in parenting. Flexible working has really helped me see this. It means…

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A Chiswick 5 mins with… Lorenzo from Wave Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

It’s my regular feature where I catch up with interesting local folk, to see what makes them tick and get some insider info on the best spots and hidden gems in our local area. This time we’re meeting Lorenzo Fraquelli who owns…

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Family lifestyle, Foodie

The joy of baking with kids: and what it teaches us about life

Hello all – another week has passed and March miraculously is here, and with it a taste of spring. The taste of almost spring was definitely in the air this morning in the Chiswick Mum household: I got up super…

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