Breaking the taboo that it has to be new….

My last post was about the plethora of children's stuff. In two months time we will have the festival that sees most families make their greatest accumulation of childrens stuff in the year. I like getting presents. Through Christmas and Birthday presents, I have been introduced to my favourite authors, acquired jewellery I wear frequently, … Continue reading Breaking the taboo that it has to be new….

Beyond Peppa….my top picks for pre school telly

A five year gap between children means you can be very deliberate second time around and I certainly am with telly.  There is good stuff out there but its not always widely known. As I keep promising to follow up on conversations, here are my picks. Frankly, now the school holidays have started it's ever … Continue reading Beyond Peppa….my top picks for pre school telly

What to do when you grow up…

Next week I have the privilege of taking part in an Upper School Careers Fair, manning a table for the development and humanitarian sector. I really enjoyed it last year; it's always interesting hearing young people's plans and thoughts. It seems to me that for those tiny proportion of careers that feature in childrens books … Continue reading What to do when you grow up…