5th March 2020
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I’m going to start with a story. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin… Once upon a time, a long long time ago, there was a very scared, very enthusiastic, brand new Reception teacher. She’d spent the last week of the summer holidays in her classroom, organising resources, putting up displays and getting her head

4th December 2019
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And so begins the first of my four Christmas blogs. Trees, food, films and great books to buy for children – not necessarily in that order. Unashamedly Christmassy. Hopefully not straying too far into too cheesy. Christmas trees have always been a favourite part of Christmas for me. I like other types of decorations. But

9th June 2019
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Woohoo! I’m writing this partly in celebration of World Gin Day. And partly to share my enthusiasm for my writing work. I’ve got to get it out somewhere! Warning: There will be an overabundance of exclamation marks that I’m not apologising for or editing out. “Imagine if one day I actually get paid to write about

31st May 2019
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Allow me to set the scene… I belong to a local business club. It’s structured but informal, and not at all like the target-driven scariness I’ve heard rumours about. Part of each meeting is a member’s ’10 minutes’, where each of us talks to the rest for ten minutes about something to do with our