End of term assessment: 12 things I learned during my daughter’s first year at school

School’s out for the summer! Reports have been read, sports day is over and one final rummage around the lost property box has been done. B has made it through Reception and, by default, so have I. I hadn’t expected her starting school to be such an education for both of us but, hey, there’s lots to get to grips with being the parent of a primary starter. Here are 12 things I’ve been enlightened to over the last 12 months… Continue reading End of term assessment: 12 things I learned during my daughter’s first year at school

“Until we raise our young men — and women — not to hurt one another when we disagree, there will always be a need to raise funds for those exposed to domestic abuse.”

img_1659-1 Case File No.6: The W.I.N Team

File under: #Domesticabuse #Fundraising #Fashion #Charity #Ethicalfashion

There’s a group of women in my neighbourhood who everyone knows. They’re like local celebs these W.I.N ladies. Certainly, for the past couple of years I’ve been living in South Woodford I’ve been aware of Christina Harvey and Nikki Christie requesting and collecting second-hand clothing and parenting paraphernalia to give to a nearby women’s refuge via their popular Women In Need (W.I.N) Facebook group. They do an amazing job. Such items are essential because many residents have fled domestic violence and arrive with nothing. Christina knows this more than anyone because she spent time in a hostel with her own mother as a child. Continue reading “Until we raise our young men — and women — not to hurt one another when we disagree, there will always be a need to raise funds for those exposed to domestic abuse.”