25 Best Books For The Under 5’s

Reading books can take you to magical places, dark alleys and mystic seas. Where the turn of a page will see the leap of a mermaid or a giant or a ghost. I am a self-confessed bookworm. I had a library card aged five and dragged my poor mum and … [Read more...]

School’s Out for Summer!

When it comes to the summer holidays knowledge is power. And with six weeks stretching out before us we all know that we need to be on our toes to fend off those inevitable questions like "what are we doing today" or god forbid the "I'm bored" statement … [Read more...]

Are You Feeling Lucky

Today is the second Friday the 13th of this year, and the number 13 has long been considered unlucky. Remember the Knights Templer? On October 13, 1307, scores of French Templars were arrested, tortured and made to confess to false crimes like heresy, … [Read more...]

Seven Apps Every Woman Needs

Tech hasn’t always been so female-friendly. When Apple released its health app in the autumn of 2014, you could track pretty much anything health related but not follow and track your period. Apple has since addressed this by adding a Reproductive … [Read more...]

Tally Ho For Pimms Lollies!

Serve these naughty little Pimms lollies instead of a bigger dessert at a summer barbecue and you'll be the hostess with the mostess. Remember you'll need lolly sticks and lolly moulds. Alternatively, you can use larger shot glasses as the moulds: place … [Read more...]

Greenwich Creepy Crawley Alert

A native of southern Europe, where the bigger bugs and the weather keep these guys in check the Oak Processionary Moth was first, accidentally introduced to Britain back in 2005, with eggs which had been laid on live oak plants imported from … [Read more...]

What Makes A Good School?

This morning I was talking to a dad about some of our local school options, and he was a bit unsure of when to apply for places for his children. He was also confused on the six options you should pick and what to even look for in a school. So What … [Read more...]

Focus On Charlton

Cross Blackheath from the top of Greenwich Park, and you’ll soon find yourself in leafy Charlton, and it's not all about the Football Club! In fact, one of the oldest settlements in London, with an Iron Age hill fort was excavated in Maryon Park, back in … [Read more...]

Sensational Summer Activities!

Are you looking for sensational summer holiday activities?     With the six-week holiday fast approaching, every parent is thinking about how to get through the holiday time with activities, events and exciting things to do that won't … [Read more...]

Don’t Be A Fanny. Get Checked.

Did you know that young women like you and I are avoiding smear tests because they’re ashamed of their bodies? A whopping third of the British women surveyed by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust say that awkwardness – both around general body image and the … [Read more...]

Armed Forces Day Great Greenwich Get Together 2018

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has many strong long-standing links with our Armed Forces. From Maritime Greenwich through to the Barracks at Woolwich and the old munitions factories on the new Riverside Development of Berkeley Homes. Its also something … [Read more...]

Independent Thinking

If you ask any family why they send their child to an independent school, they’ll most likely tell you its the teaching and academic standards or the outstanding facilities and opportunities, in and out of the classroom that drew them in. Maybe its the … [Read more...]

John Roan Academisation

News reaches us that today that the John Roan School on Maze Hill, Greenwich, has been forced into academisation by the government. Greenwich council have said they are "disappointed".   Cllr Danny Thorpe, leader of Greenwich Council, confirmed … [Read more...]

Are you ready for Greenwich Festival Fever?

Festival Fever hits Greenwich this month kicking off a season that really does have an event for everyone and every budget. From books to sailing, parks to comedy, you'll be sure to find an event that you and your family will love. Starting this week and … [Read more...]

Summertime Safety Tips

Every new parent approaches their first summer season with a certain amount of reservation and trepidation. I Know I did! All 3 of our babies were born in darkest January. There were so many things to be wary of, combined with the natural anxieties of … [Read more...]

Courgette you can with Gratin

This simple gratin makes a great side dish for well anything really. It’s creamy and full of summer flavour without being too rich. Serve with a big salad for a light supper. Or as a side dish with grilled chicken or BBQ fish. Preparation time is less … [Read more...]

June Means Strawberries

Strawberries are no doubt summer's stand-out sensation, but it's just not tennis without the rest of the seasonal berries. Broad beans, tomatoes and fresh peas are also unmissable in June too. Although I'm a cheese and pickle girl at heart, Id never say … [Read more...]

How Can You Build Your Child’s Self Esteem

As parents, we know building our child's self-esteem is essential. Development specialists always tell us so. But, knowing it is important is not the same as knowing how to give your child a strong sense of self-worth. There is no easy strategy, but there … [Read more...]

Communicate With Your Teen Not Kevin

Teenage years are really confusing for parents and teens alike.  Kids that once seemed open and full of sharing can just withdraw. I remember hiding away with my books or just going out, giving no more than the essential need to know information. … [Read more...]

Who’s Taking Care Of Mummy

It's an unusual concept, isn't it; somebody taking care of you? Well, that somebody ultimately has to be you, and I know how it is, I do - you're way too busy taking care of everybody else to give yourself any time. Are you not? However, let me tell … [Read more...]