How to survive the school run

Me and the school run have a love/hate relationship.  This morning has been pretty awful. My girl went crazy with the surgical tape in bed last night (now safely back in the first aid kit). She stuck strip after strip on her right wrist and the effect was horrifying. It took approx 17 minutes to…

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May you always be this brave

‘I don’t want to have babies,’ Nell announces, pretty regularly. She’s only four, and it makes me smile that, although she’s quite happy to swaddle her stuffed baby elephant, she has no inclination for a human baby – plastic or real – to play mother to. At least not yet. She’s an enigma. A little…

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