• Look At Life: Ballroom Dancing 8 Sep 17

    I’ve been a huge fan of Strictly Come Dancing ever since it launched and have been dying to take to the dancefloor myself for a number of years. It’s fair to say, though, that my husband has... Read More

  • Set For lIfe? 8 Sep 17

    In some far-flung Utopia there are senior schools with a strong academic record, and a warm and caring yet disciplined ethos, within walking distance of every home; and if one’s not right for any... Read More

  • Look At Life: Online Identity 25 Aug 17

    a baby is born in Sydney, Australia. Her mother emails a photograph to the rest of the family, back home in New Delhi. Little Amala’s grandfather puts it on Facebook. Within 30 seconds his other... Read More

  • 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

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