The Barefoot Books conference kicked off at 7.45am on Friday morning, when the leaders gathered at the Oxford Studio to drink boatloads of caffeine and have their headshots taken by photographer extraordinaire Amy, who was documenting the whole conference. After breakfast of pastries and fresh fruit, we went[…]

A bit behind with this, but don’t worry – I have all the photos, there was just no time to post them. I’ve been at the Barefoot Books* European Ambassador Conference and was so busy I couldn’t find time to blog! And 100 Happy Days is one thing[…]

I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently – the expectations other people have of us. In particular, I’ve been thinking about the expectations people have of how we should look. As a teenager, I liked to wear “alternative” clothing, but I held back a lot from many[…]

So, I’ve finally managed to get a plot prepared for our beans and peas on the allotment. Dug, weeded, canes up. I’ve done where NBF told me to do it – the place where he’d dug in a couple of tonnes of manure in a few months ago,[…]

Retaliation or not? What would you advise your child if a “friend” was hitting or kicking them when they were out playing, but not hitting or kicking in a “playful” way, if there is such a thing? Would you advise them to hit the friend back? Walk away?[…]

A tongue in cheek picture today, and I’m sure a few of you can sympathise with this one. This is the bottom of my laundry basket: and I can’t remember the last time I saw it! I’ve taken a photo because it might be an awful long time[…]