• Home for Lunch 14 Sep 18

    For better, for worse, but not for lunch. I’ve been married for 25 years, and for 25 years on weekdays I have eaten lunch either alone, with friends or with a variety of offspring (my own and... Read More

  • On Your Bike 14 Sep 18

    When my children were younger, school holidays were spent hanging out with friends… long days in the park or at each other’s houses. There was plenty of fresh air, plenty of energy expended... Read More

  • How to Make The Most of Open Days 14 Sep 18

    People buying a home typically spend just 33 minutes looking around the property before making what is likely to be one of the most expensive purchase decisions of their lives. It’s a shockingly... Read More

  • Look at Life: Pizza 14 Sep 18

    One in three people describe pizza as their favourite takeaway. One in three consider it their favourite food. And after a recent survey, analysts crunched the data (along with the black olives... Read More

  • Assessment Angst 31 Aug 18

    You’ve taken the big decision to invest in an independent education for your child, and you may well have your heart set on the ideal school – one that you believe will give your offspring the... Read More

  • Look at Life: Fill Up or Forego? 31 Aug 18

    I’m a forty-something-year-old woman. What this means – apart from an inability to remember why I’ve entered a room, and a new-found dependence on tweezers (where do these weird facial hairs... Read More

  • Look at Life: Baldness 3 Aug 18

    At the start of this year, an £180 expenditure by our future King caused more controversy than the entire multi-million-pound refurbishment of Big Ben. It was all about the hair of our heir... Read More

  • Ten Top Tips for Terrific Tutoring 6 Jul 18

    1. Clarify your concerns: If you’re afraid your child is falling behind academically or, conversely, is not being stretched enough, your first point of call should always be with their form... Read More

  • Look at Life: Packing 6 Jul 18

    When it comes to first world problems, this must come top of the list; as confessions go, I fear it will elicit very little sympathy. But here goes. I find packing for a holiday really... Read More

  • Look at Life: Statues 15 Jun 18

    Coventry has Lady Godiva, naked (naturally) except for a strategically-placed scarf; Birmingham has a reclining female nude in a fountain, known as the ‘floozie in the jacuzzi’, plus an... Read More

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