A Life Update & Brita Water Giveaway

  What a week. I’ve been laid up in bed for most of it with a virus/food poisoning thing, I’m not quite sure what, but thankfully I’m finally on the mend … half a stone lighter too! Every cloud.   Life goes on though and the boys still have to go to work and school […]

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 alarm – […]

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 […]

Secondary School Decision

    After yesterday’s blog post, I thought it would be a good idea to do a follow-up post today.   We didn’t get our first choice of secondary school. Nor did we get our second choice. We got our third choice.   I am still struggling to process it. I know first hand how […]

Will We Get Our No.1 Secondary School Choice?

  It is very stressful at Chez Sutton today and it’s only 11am. Fellow parents of 10 and 11-year-olds will know the pain I’m going through today because we find out whether we were successful in our number one choice of secondary school for Dexter.   There is only one school I want him to go […]