Back to School with Brantano


I cannot believe I am saying this but it is time to start thinking of picking up the kid’s school uniform already as the new term starts in just a couple more weeks. I always recommend your start buying new uniform essentials as early into the summer as possible as the size you need invariably goes out of stock if you leave it to the last-minute, or the shops become packed solid with people all trying to get feet measured… Continue Reading “Back to School with Brantano”

The Back to School with Asda Challenge


The kids broke up on Wednesday and George at Asda asked me to ask the kids and I a series of questions about what they remember about school as part of their launch of their new uniform range. Eliza is in Reception this year and Isaac is Year 3. Do you remember your first day at nursery/primary/secondary school? Which? Mum: No Isaac: Yes Eliza: Yes Did you make any friends on your first day? What were their names? Mum: Ambi, Helen… Continue Reading “The Back to School with Asda Challenge”

A month of back to school routine


It has been a month since the boys went back to school and three weeks since Eliza started full-time we have had our fair share of ups and downs already. She loves school and thankfully wants to go everyday, but she is finding it exhausting. It used to be only Sebby who fell foul of the witching hour(s), but now it is back with a vengeance with Eliza too and by the time 4.30pm arrives so does my wailing banshee. Of… Continue Reading “A month of back to school routine”

Back to School #tipsandtricks


We are halfway through the summer holidays and it’s time to start thinking about the kids going back to school as it will soon creep on you if you are not careful. Having successfully negotiated school life from nursery through primary and on to secondary school and sixth form there are some tips and tricks that I have learned along the way! My first and the biggest tip I have is to not leave buying school uniform until the last… Continue Reading “Back to School #tipsandtricks”