mindful

Think On.

"It's more boring than Dry January..."...

beverly-hills

Aqua Finesse 500 – Patented chrome jets for specific muscle groups.

"I had a better time than THAT in Center Parcs."...

30-degrees-

Oh NO! Heatwave.

"Jason from HR had his feet in a bowl of iced water under his desk!"...

hipdad

Living in the long shadow of the Hipster Dad

"I don't really like the music my dad likes.  I don't really like music at all. I just like Minecraft."...

leaf-blowing

GET A BROOM!

"I'm telling you, people under that Heathrow flight path have it lucky!"...

oh-baby

Little baby white lies.

"It's funny, some newborns look like little old men but she's just peachy!!!"...

im-going-down

Pushed to the limit by her personal trainer!

"No, I'm fine now! Muddy but fine! Nadia says I just need to improve my core strength."...

bubonic

The Angel of Death waits for her 10.03 with Dr Smith

"Well you do start to think of something a bit bubonic! Especially with this awful phlegm!"...

impact

Two seconds to impact!

"Oh God! I'm sooo sorry!"...

big-tree

STREET MONSTER

"Slow-growing evergreen forming a dense, round shrub - ideal rockery plant."...

cat

Pets at Home

"The granite worktops are lovely, cold for sitting, but lovely."...

seriously-cute

The Saturday Night Shift

"31?!!! Cheeky!"...

heat

The Perils of May

"I'm even wearing thermal socks!"...

vote

Lucky it wasn’t a Nazi, June!

"Well, anyway, he was very nice and took the whole business about the new roundabout very seriously!"...

alphonse

Alias

"Blimey! Frangipani!? How do you shorten that?"...

cluter

No!.. Really?

"Well, it's not just the de-cluttering that's exciting, it's seeing the the emotional transition I find so rewarding...."...

motivation

What’s my motivation?

"Mummy says I've already got sixty-two credits!"...

blog2

Saturday, March, 4ºC

"...and sarongs. But not a decent cardigan in sight."...

blog

Lost Tribes of the High Street

Create the perfect hair bun! Perfect for weddings! Dance recitals! Bus stops!...

retun-to-norm

Genetic Mutation

"My class is full of them! Half of them don't know how to sit on their bottoms, they've never been told  'No' !  And we don't get any extra funding because all anybody sees is a nice leafy neighbourhood!"...

ski-wear

Netball mums in the cold snap.

"Imogen lost three pairs of gloves last week in Courchevel! THREE!"...

applemac-crop

Geniuses

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queue 14.28.21

Commuter Lynch Mob

"I really had no idea it would be so busy at this time!"...

love-kids

Brunch time Delusions

"Xanthe has been eating anchovies since she was nine months old."...

A-level-top-trumps2

Coffee morning… let’s play Top Trumps A’ Levels!

"..but I suppose if he didn't get the grades, Art and Drama may well be his only options!"...

courses

Yeah right.

"I once met that guy who wrote that thing for itv, he was making shed loads."...

sugar-rush

As addictive as Crack Cocaine!!!!!!!!

"Honestly!  My childminder gave Briar and Willow half a bag of  chocolate buttons and I couldn't get them to sleep till after eleven!!!...

fab

Best laid schemes o’architects…

"..plus minimalism just never dates, does it? I've always loved all that Bauhaus stuff..."...

egg

Christmas Cheer from Aunty Moira!

"I mean, we all go mad these days don't we?!"...

SPEEDING MUM

Wendy from HR considers herself a talented driver

"I have thought about becoming an instructor, seriously, why not?  Could even set up my own driving school Wendrive..."...

LANE-HOGGER

At lunchtime Gemma needs to do at least 40 lengths to feel sane!

"Why doesn't the attendant sort this out instead of larking about with the sodding pool net!"...

BIKE-HOGS

The Four Bikemen of the Apocalypse

"MOVE! YOU F$*@^*$  T&/%!"...

failing-mum

Could do Better

"Phoebe's mummy made her house out of real little clay bricks and Daniel's mummy made his a vegetable garden! They went up in assembly!"...

queue

Poverty Tourism

"I have honestly never waited more than five minutes in the big Waitrose, never!"...

dad-wars

New Dad Wars

"It probably helps that I play bass."...

choir

Jabbed in the back last night all through choir practice…

"Mind you, she's flat all through the Handel with or without the right glasses!"...

jog

Joggers crushed by Runners

"Let's face it, humans were built to hunt and run, it's what we do!"...

testing-times

Testing Times

"I should be top set maths! My Mum says I should be top set maths...she's DEVASTATED! What does Mrs Lomax know?"...

high-st

High Street Congestion

" Well Ken and I got married on a shoestring. None of this palaver...Ooh, these big girls do take up a lot of pavement!"...

holiday-fun

Croatia was stunning, simply stunning!

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

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'!"...

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!!"...

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?"...

_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!"...

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."...

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....

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!"...

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! "...

Year 7

Year 7

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