The Cosy Club

We were very lucky to be invited along to the launch of The Cosy Club in Gunwharf Quays last week and I would thoroughly recommend it. The restaurant has a kind of 1920’s feel to it with all the staff dressed in frilly puffy skirts and red lipstick and the paintings on the walls make […]

Half term ‘not’ fun

How does half term go down in your house? If you’re anything like me you’ll plan away every second of the week. On Tuesday evening I asked if she’d like to know the surprise treat I had planned for the following afternoon, the excitement spilled out of her “oh yes please please please tell me, […]

Cute politics

Brexit is all a bit of a mess isn’t it? We watched the debate in the House of Commons on Monday afternoon because my 5 year old is trying to become a school councillor so I was explaining the basics of government. Obviously when they address anyone in the house they reply to their “Right […]

Ever had to entertain a bear?

Weve had a visitor. We’ve had the class bear, Fred for the weekend. You have to take him everywhere with you and write down what you’ve done. When It says ‘we’ have to take him everywhere, what it means is ‘I’ have to take him everywhere! So he went to the pub for lunch, drank […]

Dinosaur troubles

My darling five year olds homework this week was to write a poem about a dinosaur, IN THE SHAPE OF A DINOSAUR! What? You have got to be kidding me? That sounds like parents home work to me and I have no jeffing idea where to start with it, when I draw a stick man […]

I need to stop saying yes!

Do you ever say yes to something and then get the fear because you don’t quite know what you’ve said yes to? That’s what I did yesterday at the end of a school volunteers meeting, they have these to run through health and safety, confidentiality and safeguarding, that kind of stuff, but at the end […]

Pumpkin pain

Hats off to parents that have been carving and hollowing pumpkins for years, that is a tough gig man! It took me an hour per pumpkin, I’ve got rivets in my fingers and cuts on my hands and both orange fruity things look like they were done by a 2 year old! I remember when […]

Who needs shoes???

Okay I’m probably the worst mother in the world, I certainly was the worst mother in the school last one day last week when I sent my daughter without any shoes! The poor thing, I hadn’t packed (I drop her off at silly o’clock in her pyjamas to my amazing childminder) anything to go on […]

Night at the theatre

There was so much excitement on the way to the King’s theatre, Southsea for the opening night of Madagascar The Musical, with two 5 year olds armed with a bag of malteasers and little flutters of “I like to move it, move it!” And it didn’t disappoint. The show follows the same story as the […]

Bad news from sports day

I’m absolutely gutted at the news I’ve just heard in the school playground at pickup time, there will be no parents race at sports day! What! I’ve been training for this for five years, ever since she was born, I’ve got spikes and starting blocks and I’m ready for that gold medal. Yes for the […]