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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Personal ramblings

Bit of a blog makeover – and a few teething difficulties (including some random posts sent to subscribers)

I must apologise if you’re one of my lovely subscribers – unknowingly, I managed to send out two emails last night with what looked like new blog posts, but which were just a random by-product of publishing my new blog…

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A Chiswick 5 minutes with…Charlotte Berridge

Charlotte Berridge chiswick pubs

It’s time for another dose of my regular feature catching up with some of the fab local people from Chiswick and environs, that make this little patch of West London a fab place to live. As I write, the BBC…

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Family lifestyle, fashion

Our Top 5 boys’ pyjamas in the John Lewis clearance event

In conjunction with John Lewis. Please note that all links marked with * are affiliate links.   If you’re a regular reader of my blog you’ll know that we are huge pyjamas fans in this household. Our PJ parties are…

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That was our weekend that was: from messy play to Legoland!

Please note that links with * are affiliate links. Ah – another weekend bites the dust, which means that it’s time for another of my weekend round ups! The weather has been gorgeous – even if I must ashamedly admit…

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That was the weekend that was

That was our weekend that was – from hospitals to west yorkshire hills

It was one of those weekends that you could say was the best of weekends and the worst of weekends rolled into one. We covered a lot of ground and saw lots of family – but it was prompted by…

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Personal ramblings

A shadow over West London – Grenfell Tower

It’s hard to write a blog post after the horrific event this week. The travesty of the Grenfell Tower fire has cast a shadow over the whole of West London.  Never before has the two-tier housing situation in London been…

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Family lifestyle, reviews, theatre

Alice in Wonderland at the Vaults, London – Review

This highly interactive version of Alice in Wonderland from Les Enfants Terribles Theatre Company is really worth taking your kids to. Not least of all because it’s an excuse to go yourself! I was lucky enough to go to the press…

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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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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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