• Look at Life: London Life 4 Aug 17

    My husband was brought up in Birmingham. When we visit his parents, he gets cross with me for describing our journey as ‘down from London’. Geographically speaking, he’s right of course– the... Read More

  • Holiday Fun For All The Family 14 Jul 17

    Oh, those lazy, hazy days of school summer holidays… filled with sunshine, optimism and spontaneous adventures – or, as in my household, with squabbling siblings, extra-low boredom thresholds and... Read More

  • Look At Life: Potholes 14 Jul 17

    If potholes are driving you round the bend (and often up the verge too), it’s the Romans you should be blaming. If we could only go back 3,000 years and reduce the cost of clay, we wouldn’t be... Read More

  • The Right Approach 30 Jun 17

    Hands up if you’ve ever paid for extra tuition for your child. I don’t mean literally wave your hands in the air – especially if you’re reading this in a café, say, or a waiting room... Read More

  • Look At Life: Plastic 30 Jun 17

    At the start of June, I received a challenge – to go plastic-free for a month. Plastic-free? Isn’t that for Green Party activists and people who spend their days sauntering around farmers... Read More

  • Charlotte House win Haileybury STEM Challenge 26 Jun 17

    Sixteen Prep Schools took part in the Space themed event, which involved four challenges, each covering at least one aspect of STEM. Firstly the girls had to filter some water found on Mars using... Read More

  • Look At Life: Growing Old (Dis)Gracefully 16 Jun 17

    If you believe the mainstream media, I should be feeling invisible. I’m on the verge of middle-age – I’ve begun the slow, inevitable decline into worthlessness and irrelevance. I’m... Read More

  • Look At Life: Food Excess 2 Jun 17

    Once upon a time, a sandwich was just a sandwich. Two rounds of bread and a layer of something basic: cheese, or ham, or egg. Choose a sandwich for lunch in a café or a pub and that’s all you... Read More

  • Look at Life: Too Many Books 19 May 17

    ‘Twenty five million books missing from UK libraries’, screamed (or should that be ‘whispered’) a newspaper headline a couple of months back. Er… I think a few of them may be in my home. Not... Read More

  • I Think, Therefore I Learn 5 May 17

    What’s philosophy?, I ask my twelve year old. Is it, um, fairy tales? he replies. Philosophy, it seems, isn’t relevant to young people. It evokes images of old men with beards, possibly... Read More

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