June is SANDS Month

Every day in the UK, 15 babies die during pregnancy, at birth or shortly afterwards*  This may be a surprising fact to most and maybe it is because this is a tragedy that many people who have gone through don’t talk about. Preferring to hold onto … [Read more...]

When the school becomes a polling station….

So what do you do when the school becomes a polling station. May, the month of a double bank holiday, a half term and a now a European Election. Which means another day of organising childcare, mobilising grandparents or just "working from home". Around … [Read more...]

New Double Deck Bus Route For Kidbrooke

TfL is proposing to introduce a new high-frequency double deck bus route between Kidbrooke Village and North Greenwich. Requests have been made for additional services in the Kidbrooke area, and in line with the Mayor’s aim of improving bus … [Read more...]

New Playground Coming to Greenwich Park

An exciting new natural playground is coming to Greenwich Park.  The final phase will begin this month with completion expected in July. Just in time for the summer holidays. We hear that the playground design will follow a maritime theme reflecting the … [Read more...]

First look at the new IKEA Greenwich

IKEA Greenwich will open its doors in early February. It feels like this has taken forever for this controversial project to actually happen but now it has and we've had an exclusive first sneak peek!     Brimming with new concepts and … [Read more...]

Am I The Grinch of Greenwich.

My nickname at home around this time of year is "The Grinch", Grinch of Greenwich. I’m not Grinchy. I just like Christmas a certain way and that's stylish. I hate tacky decorations, and I don’t care much for Lametta. I like things just so and if that … [Read more...]

Halloween Greenwich Peninsula

Nothing says Halloween quite like pumpkin-pimpin’, face-painting and trick or treating. Join us on The Jetty, Greenwich Peninsula for an afternoon of kid-friendly, Halloween-inspired fun. Come dressed in your Halloween best for witchy crafts and … [Read more...]

Let’s talk about breasts

Boobs, jugs, melons, hooters, pillows, gazongas, knockers, fun bags, honkers, baps. lung protectors, beach umbrellas, traffic stoppers! We all have them. Some small enough to fit in a champagne glass and some that need what a friend affectionately calls, … [Read more...]

September Is Self Care Month

Did you know that September is Self-Care Month? I didn’t either. But this is a great opportunity to really take a moment and just breathe. Self-Care Month is about focusing on supporting self-care throughout communities, families and within yourself. … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Namaste, Bitches

I once entertained the idea of being a yoga teacher – for anyone who knows me, will now be rolling around the floor laughing. This from the person who thinks eating Bran Flakes and wearing trainers a healthy person makes. For years I’ve got by on … [Read more...]

Staying sane as a Work At Home Parent

I have a confession; I'm mostly a sane work at home parent. I believe that there are a lot of women and men out there like me clutching onto their sanity while juggling family, daily work requirements, rugby practice, ballet, school meetings, and all the … [Read more...]

7 signs you are a Jedi Parent

Every mother and father is a tough cookie in their way. Whether navigating day to day parenting, school runs and small babies. Or doing their best to keep and not lose their sanity. But how many of you knew you were a Jedi parent? So a long time ago in a … [Read more...]

And so begins another Primary School Place Race….

The Times has previously reported that “ninety UK primary schools are refusing to accept pupils who live more than 300m away as Britain’s booming population pushes classrooms to crisis point." The smallest catchment area is 92m, according to data from the … [Read more...]

Get your Monkey on this Chinese New Year!

Happy New Year! Chinese New Year that is and this is the year the of the Monkey! So what is Chinese New Year? Also known as the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year marks the turn of the Chinese lunisolar calendar meaning the date changes every year. Those … [Read more...]

The things you really need to know when travelling on the Bus with kids!

Getting around London without going round the bend is an art form in itself. From bus drivers that refuse to stop when they see a pram (in any weather mind and when they have the space onboard too) to lifts that don't work at local tube and DLR … [Read more...]

Baby Brain – Myth or Reality?

When I first found out I was pregnant, my friends who were seasoned mothers warned me about baby brain. They told me that it starts when you are pregnant, you will start to forget things easily and feel like your brain doesn’t work just right. Then … [Read more...]

Five Best Stews

It's cold outside and the perfect thing to warm up you and your family up is a nice delicious warm stew. There are so many wonderful things about making a winter stew. Not only are they easy to make but they fill the belly and are pretty healthy meal … [Read more...]