For an honest-to-goodness test drive, one of the best people to ask is a mum – between the school run, the weekly shop, the around-town errands, the family outings and the kids’ taxi service, they’ll put any vehicle through its paces. That’s exactly what 5 families did with a range of ultra low emission vehicles […]
This time of year is full of changes – Summer has just about departed, but it’s not quite Autumn yet either. The return to school is upon us, and, as much as I hate to mention it, the evenings are definitely beginning to draw in aren’t they? Or is it just me? It’s not all […]
The Scottish Referendum takes place a week today. This momentous vote could change things for all of us in Britain, whichever side of the border you live on, so it is something I have been watching with interest. As an English person my urge is to beg them to stay, but equally if I was […]
We absolutely ADORE the Henley Literary Festival. We have a special relationship with them (well, we are both based in the same lovely town). You may notice that we share many of the same speakers too! Established as one of the UK’s leading literary festivals, Doreen Lawrence, Francesca Martinez, Kirsty Wark and Princess Michael of […]
I’m sure you’ve been told before that it’s a good idea to put a link to your About page on your sidebar, along with an avatar (online portrait) to accompany it. This is because readers and visitors like to know who the person is behind all that blogging. It’s nice to see an author’s face, […]
Back to school season means getting back into a routine. Our #Afterschoolchefs Twitter party is about making teatime meals easier than ever. Come tweet how you get back into teatime routine on September 16 from 13:00 – 14:30 BST. You could win 1 of 10 £25 shopping vouchers! The #Afterschoolchefs party is sponsored by Birds […]
When summer’s over and back-to-school time is here, how do you get back into your teatime routine? We want to hear about your strategies and tips with your little #Afterschoolchefs for our latest Challenge! Do the kids set the table while you finish the meal or clear the dishes afterward? Do you set menus ahead […]
This blogging thing has taken me to some weird and wonderful places over the last couple of years. The most unexpected, however, would be the back of a Hackney carriage in Central Paris. This is where I spent last Tuesday, a guest of the French men’s fashion retailer Celio*. I was there for two reasons: […]
So did you all get a lovely break over summer? I hope those teens and tweens had plenty of time to recharge their batteries and families all got to have some fun together. I’ve never known a summer so quiet on the blogging front (hence why this round-up is somewhat shorter than usual!). It seems […]
Last week at church I was listening to a lady speak on new starts and fresh beginnings. She was talking about how September is practically another January and for most of us it is a time to re-evaluate and think about where our priorities lie in the next year ahead. I was a bit taken […]
I always find I hit September running as fast as I can with so many things to prepare and organise no matter how much preparation I put in place to try and avoid it, do you? Return from the holidays, bags to empty, wash, clean, put away, school uniform to label, book bags to find and […]
Like taking pics? Enjoy taking part in a little fun? Join in #SnapHappyBritMums, our daily photo challenge! Each day we set a theme, and all you need to do is be creative and snap away! Save the image above as a daily reminder to refer to. Go crazy on your blog, Twitter and your photo sharing […]
Who says kids can’t enjoy art? Jake Chapman, for one. Half of the renowned Chapman brothers duo, he caused sparks to fly in the art world by suggesting that art galleries weren’t a place for children. It was best to keep them away. A Family Day Out wrote a great post explaining how – while […]
We have seen charity hitting our media outlets and timelines in a big way during the Summer. The blogging community were delighted to hear of the safe arrival of baby Beatrice to our lovely Jennie last month. Matilda Mae remains in hearts and minds. Please check out a video showing just one of the bloggers […]
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