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Holiday Diary

Oscar was going to cover his Holiday Diary in photos of his sporting heroes. Gummy Mummy got there first. Oh, the shame of it – the sixties is so OVER. For the second time. Heir Raising asks what you do if you have an older mum? Best to pretend she’s your Gran. No, your great-Gran. […]

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Plummy and the postcards

Plummy and the postcards … As we would expect, this Easter hols my friend Plummy has gone skiing with her daughter Izzy and some friends to Verbier in Switzerland. Things have changed a bit since she was a girl.  In the past they had to actually sit down and write postcards to everybody they knew. […]

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Pyjama Ma and the Easter Surprise

Happy Easter to everyone and hope you all had a great few days off and not too much chocolate.  I’d like to introduce you to Maxi Mum and Pyjama Ma. They both feature in today’s cartoon, so very briefly : Maxi Mum isn’t fazed by anything.  She’s a ‘can do’ woman as in “anything you […]

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Mission Mum and the Easter Hols

  MISSION MUM AND THE EASTER HOLS – Let me introduce you to my friend Mission Mum.  As you can see, she is leaving no stone unturned to create geniuses (sorry, or genii) out of her children: Persephone and Dante.  Being the first in her family to go to University (Manchester, where else?), Mission is […]

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Higher Flyer

This is Higher Flyer, who I’ve only known for a couple of years.  We hardly ever meet in fact because she’s always jetting off to a vital meeting in another country. Working in high finance, the world never sleeps. She has one son, Sebastian who she supposes she loves.  It’s a bloody nuisance sometimes having […]

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Serial Mummy

In the countdown to Easter and other festivals this month, Heir Raising is going to find out what the Mums get up to on holiday.  I realise I haven’t yet introduced you to all my friends and their children.  I first met Serial Mummy a few years ago when our kids were at playgroup together. […]

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Cereal Boxes for Bad Hair Days

Thinking about bad hair days, I realised that this was exactly what the teachers were collecting the Cereal Boxes for: an unexpected visitor.  Even a passing Royal, seeking shelter from a snowstorm, couldn’t increase the blood pressure as much as the Ofsted Inspectors paying a visit to the school with hardly any notice.  Heir Raising […]

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Cereal Boxes for Bookshelves

Cereal Boxes Bookshelves

I have a strong suspicion that teachers may use Cereal Boxes for Bookshelves when they run out of space.  I can’t think what else they’re doing with these blasted things. Only very occasionally does anything come home resembling what was once a crispies box.  The shoeboxes of course all reappear as miniature Roman villas, or […]

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Cereal Boxes as Rain Hats

Cereal Boxes

Day 3 of our cereal box mystery.  If you’ve missed the others, I’ve been wondering what on earth the schools do with all the cereal boxes we’re asked to bring in.  Or… have we been upgraded from shoe boxes? If so, we should feel very grown-up now. I’m sure the teachers use the Cereal Boxes as […]

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Cereal Boxes again

Cereal Boxes again.  The mystery continues as we try to figure out why teachers ask us for more and more or these things.  All this week, I’m suggesting different possibilities including, as you may have seen yesterday, a pair of emergency wellies (or rain boots/gumboots for our friends around the world) for that odd snow […]

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Cereal Boxes

What is it with cereal boxes?  Just when you think you’ll never be asked to bring in another shoe box to your child’s school, they start asking for Cereal Boxes.  And not any old ones either.  Family sized – industrial scale – big enough for Hagrid to share breakfast with a few other half-giants.  This […]

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How Red Nose Day Got Its Name

Another year – another Red Nose Day. Do they come around more quickly each time like birthdays seem to, or is it that red is such a prominent colour, we remember it more? Oscar’s used to nosebleeds, so he just blends in more at this time of the year.  Today we had a choice of […]

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