holiday-fun

Croatia was stunning, simply stunning!

"...Rob has forgotten to pack the chargers!!! Horrible day in Pula trying to find some! xx J"...

block-paving

Terrible transgression of a first time buyer!

"What's so sad is she kept it immaculate.  Adored it.  And now  Mr My-Mazda-needs-a-space has wrecked half a century of considered planting!"...

REcession-proof

Recession Proof

" South America has always appealed as well,  maybe next year. Of course Leonidas and Betty  soak up all these places like sponges... "...

Book-group2

Wednesday night book group-the suggestion from Hell

"I personally think it's a strong list.  Jayne suggested GONE GIRL.  Good grief! It's a book group not a teenage sleepover!"...

power-couple

Power Couple at the drinks do!

"Frank's all about about evangelical patronage networks and Cressy is doing very exciting stuff developing an alternative analytic based on  the indigenous category of  'doings'!"...

too-much-information!psd

Too much Information!

"Lovely time at the 'Meet the Neighbours' garden party at number 62! Caught up with Sally, she hadn't heard the latest about Martine so I filled her in."...

End-of-civilisation

School photos once showed rows of children. But now….

"OK, 4R let me see those SMILES!!! Katy, arm up higher! Mrs Lomax, let's have a thumbs up! GREAT!YOU GUYS ARE GREAT!!!"...

sibling-rivalry

Sibling Rivalry

"We had this birthday party for her last week! Aaah, she loved it!  Made a cake and four little doggies came round, didn't they my sweetheart?"...

lexus

Road Rage

"Can you believe the ATTITUDE of some people?! I honestly think they enjoy getting in everyone's way! That turning into Waitrose is tight as it is without Laurel and Hardy sloshing about!"...

amelie-kitchen

Feeling the squeeze

"And Mummy said we must never touch the middle tap because that's just for making grown up teas. Do you want to see ice come out of the fridge? Don't let it plonk out on the baby's head!"...

2

Graduation Day!! Sooo very proud!!

"Sooo proud of little Josh, soooo very proud!  Lots of sunshine on the big day and I got to wear the same purple skirt I wore for last week's wedding!!"...

hat

Neville regrets his souvenir

" Funny, they looked so good on Blake and Carly at the all inclusive ranch retreat..."...

Amelie-nanny

Gus and Lara’s slightly hopeless au pair

" Well, I've been with this family for about two months? They're really nice? Not sure how long I can be here, it depends on like if Kaz and I are really serious about getting to the Burning Man Festival this year?"...

hair

Without her glasses, sort sighted Amanda causes offence!

"Had roots done, bit more caramel than my usual shade."...

_the-dieting-dad

Unwelcome sight of the dieted Dad

"...I think I just felt at 43 it was time to shape up, take stock and this Paleo thing works.  Nadine says she can't face another plate of eels and dandelion salad. Ha!  But it's really not that bad, you ladies should try it!"...

parents-evening

Parent’s Afternoon- BIG Dad on a little chair!

" Miss Harris rather unhelpful about Poppaea's progress. These teachers look about 12 to me!"...

departure-board

Despair beneath the Departure Board

" I'm 6ft 3",  have a dodgy knee, I pay a FORTUNE for my season ticket and there is no way I'm getting on any replacement bus service this evening!"...

Fails-to-shine

Simon fails to sparkle at his wife’s 40th!

" I know Jayne is a bit tedious but I really think Simon could have made more of an effort!"...

white-neighbours

Ambitious Plans

" Told Paula all about my new scheme. She seemed pretty excited. I know I am. Spent the afternoon online sourcing possible fruit teas."...

war-on

Deprivation

"Had to make do with bread sticks which really won't work in this case!!"...

sing!

Year 6 – Can’t sing. Won’t sing.

"Like a circle in a mumble, Words that mumble in your head, Why did mumble go so quickly, was it mumble that I mumbled etc."...

loo

Prices are going through the roof!

" Extraordinary re-vamp going on down the road.  All  the back walls off and being extended in glass, two solicitors from London apparently."...

Wrong-bin-mate!

Bin Night Alert!

"Caught Tony from number 56 putting out the wrong bin. And he works for the council in planning! Beggars belief!"...

allergies

Ladies trying to lunch

"...and meat if it's not organic and salt and weirdly honey! Fruit juice is a big no no for me and caffeine after 5pm is impossible."...

EASTER-MUMMY

LOOK! It’s the Easter Mummy!

Shopping List: Eggs,  bread,  Milk, Milk, Milk, Cheese. LOTS!!! Small chocolate eggs for hunt. Big eggs x 3.  Cereal.  Gum guard if poss.  Bigger shin pads?!!! Nutella. Ham. Laundry liq....

Jehova

Jehovah calling in your delivery window…

" Got a delivery window of 7am - 2pm,  Jehovah's Witnesses at 1.45pm, and fridge didn't turn up till 2.45pm. Read an article in Watchtower about Jehovah's hand in the creation of the Baja worm  lizard."...

dan-focus

Grouting Options

"I don't know why I even bother taking Dan with me!"...

chicago

Funding meeting 10.15 Tuesday

" Why does Elaine go on for so long? Maybe I should take up Zumba? I prefer the carpet tiles in the other meeting room..."...

Laser-procedure

Empowers skin to defy gravity.

" Busy, busy...did three make-overs before my first break.  Tried a sample of our new  pixel perfect one with antioxidants at lunch break, still looked shattered by 5.30!"...

party

Saffron’s Birthday Party!!

"I am like so excited about my party because this year it's going to be sooo amazing! And we're doing an Alice in Wonderland theme but I wanted it to be Game of Thrones but Mummy said no."...

Oscar

AMBUSHED! On his lunch break!

"I just knew Oscar felt the same and Trudy from personnel said he probably left quickly because of that big meeting with head office."...

DAD-BAND

Hello Jasmine Close! ARE YOU READY TO ROCK!?

" I wouldn't really call us a 'Dad Band'... Mike once auditioned for the Hothouse Flowers.    Set went well, even the tricky Nick Cave stuff ."  ...

alice

We look for motivation and independent thought.

" Took Alice to her interview on Tuesday, I didn't sleep a wink the night before!  If she doesn't get in we're looking at Leeds or Manchester! God help us!"...

novel

Flick’s novel, word count 350,000.

"Asked Vanessa to read through my novel! Really value her opinion because she was  on  the   creative writing course  a few years back and she's a real live wire at the book group!"...

LARGE latte causes consternation on the 7.15!

LARGE latte on the 7.15 causes consternation!

"Got  the early train in for the Cyber Life Coachers  convention. Got a seat,  just! Packed...unfriendly bunch."...

Born Better

Born Better

"Met up with a couple of the girls and their babies from the NCT group.  Now I know I'm biased as her mother, but I really  felt Otteline had the edge,  she's almost sitting up!"...

Stuart and Mike's Open Garden 2.30 - 4.30 pm

Stuart and Paul’s Open Garden 2.30 – 4.30pm

"Popped over the road to see Stuart and Paul's garden, they've done some very clever stuff with mirrors, couldn't do that in ours, it would send Suki and Chi Chi bonkers."...

Supportive dads on the touch-line

Supportive dads on the touch-line

"Went to watch Guy play rugby. Bumped into Mike with his son, Fabian .  Don't think Fabian is long for the rugby team  but then he is a chorister. Luckily in our family we're  all built like sheds and can't sing a note! "...

Dog Talk

Walkies

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Year 7

Year 7

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