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Normalising and celebrating difference: inspiring our children

Before I had Matthew, I worked in a school and we had an Aboriginee visit to conduct an assembly. He asked who were better, white or blacks. It took several minutes of guesses for one child to speak out that they were the same. At university, I studied Women’s Studies but by the time I […]

Happy Chinese New Year

The Year of the Rat begins on the 25th January 2020 and since starting preschool, infant and junior school, my children have been involved with Chinese New Year activiites. This revealed how shockingly poor my own knowledge is of Chinese New Year and traditions so I thought I would find out more and share with […]

Goodbye 2019 and the whole 2010s decade!

Twenty years ago I was sat at home waiting for the end of the world as we knew it as the Millenium Bug was expected. Ten years ago I was nearly 20 weeks pregnant. Life doesn’t turn out as we expect. Hopes and fears are often unfounded. Change is scary but necessary. Today I have […]

Grandparents, grief and growing up

This week I have grown up a little bit more. Sounds a bit daft coming from a 38 year old. This week my final grandparent passed away and grief has struck our family. I know I have been exceedingly blessed to have had my grandparents in my life for such a long time. One set […]

Catching the jumpsuit trend at last!

I am not a dedicated follower of fashion. My mum wardrobe is basically jeans and t shirt for summer and jeans and jumper for winter. Last year I made more of an effort as the kids were older so snot, wee and poo were less likely to provide accessories (less likely, not impossible, thanks a […]