Parenting

The London Eye & A Hotel Picnic

    Dexter started senior school last Thursday and we’ve already managed to fight about his homework. Go the Suttons! It feels like forever ago that we had a lovely couple of days in London exploring the city so whilst trying to ignore shouts of, “But I don’t know...

The one where Dexter chose his school uniform

    The return to school is eight days away and we are counting down! Well I definitely am. I have bought the requisite scientific calculator, descant recorder and eleventy billion coloured pencils and, more importantly, I have spent A LOT on Dexter's new school...

Parenting a tween – pass the gin!

    When it comes to parenting, I like to think that I'm fairly savvy. I've managed to raise one child through to adulthood and although we have had our ups and downs on the way, I think the fact that he is a well rounded and, dare I say it, extremely handsome...

#BornToBeBrave with Kingswood Camps

  Phew, what a week. I’m back from BritMums Live and looking forward to what else 2015 has to offer. OK, I’m particularly looking forward to Turkey next month, but there are lots of exciting things afoot!   In the meantime, a company called Kingswood Camps recently...

Things I’ve done whilst Dexter has been on holiday

    I talked earlier in the week about how Dexter was on a week long residential with his school, which meant I was child-free for a whole week. Now be honest, I bet you've all been dying to know what I've been up to haven't you? Well wonder no more … here's what has...

Child-free for a week – what now?

6.50am It’s the big day! We’ve been building up to Dexter going away for a week’s residential to the Isle of Wight with his school for six months now. I’ve been saving like mad and paying off a little bit each week and today’s the day. I’ve woken up early and beat the...

Should children be allowed technology on school trips?

      Dexter is lucky enough to be going on a school trip in June to the Isle of Wight for a week. Lucky to have a Mum like me who’ll cough up nearly £300 that is. (And you can see how much he loves his Mum in this photo!)   His older brother went when he was Dexter’s...

Memories Fade, They Don’t Die

    I decided not to say anything on social media yesterday, but it was the ten year anniversary of Mum’s death on Sunday. In fact, I don’t think I said much at all. Except to Dexter of course, I always make an exception for him.   Dexter had just turned one when we...

Birthday Fun with Balloon Time

    You may have seen me mention online, but it was Dexter's birthday yesterday. I’m now the proud mother of two boys aged 20 and 11, although to this day, I maintain I don’t look nearly old enough.   I told Dexter, perhaps somewhat naïvely, that he could do what ever...

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