The last blog I wrote was about the summer holidays ( link ) and I am writing this in early December with chocolate advent calendars already started.
I am sure that like many of you juggling wor... Read More
Growing up as a child, the choral tones of "Holidays are coming" blasting through your home signified the start of the Christmas holidays and yuletide greetings. As a fully grown adult with... Read More
Much as I love to go to the theatre, the homework I like to oversee least is drama. First there's the painful line by line repetition, then the addition of exaggerated expression and finall... Read More
One sunny afternoon the kids were helping me tidy up the house in anticipation of some friends coming round. They were in charge of deconstructing their floor is lava obstacle course in the garden an... Read More
School starts back next week, and what had appeared as a long road ahead two months ago, has in fact flown. Here in Ireland, the school term finishes even earlier than it did in London. Those school ... Read More
Daughter has lost her mojo. This time last year she was looking forward to starting college and immersing herself into her subjects of choice: art, graphic design and photography. Fast-forward to tod... Read More
After not going abroad since May 2019 (just as a couple – oh the luxury!) we decided the time had finally come to venture back into the big wide world and do our first family trip abroad with a... Read More
Question: What do prayers, AI, and psychological safety have in common?
Answer: The boldness of Commander-in-Chief-Junior. You have to hand it to eight-year old’s who are developing PhDs f... Read More
I moved into my first army quarter just before our eldest was born, bribing myself with a Smeg fridge to prove that, despite now having to live in an epicentre of tedium painted entirely in magnolia,... Read More
Now that the sun is shining (FINALLY) I can feel the summer holidays approaching and more milestones about to fly past. Our summer-born son has almost finished Reception (he will still be ... Read More
A brown man walks into a pub.......is potentially the start of a humorous observation of ethnic mismatches and misunderstandings that would have been acceptable in the 80's, but actually it conti... Read More
By the time you read this blog, Son will have started his GCSEs, the culmination of three sets of mocks over the past year, endless revision sessions – for the students and the parents! - and e... Read More
We have just returned from a would-be family holiday of a lifetime to Egypt that ended up feeling like more of a trains, planes and automobiles ordeal! It began with severely delayed flights, a... Read More
I need to learn from Commander-in-Chief-Junior’s priorities. He woke me up in the middle of the night murmuring something unintelligible about Dracula. When I asked him in the morning what he d... Read More