Category: Charity

Supporting less fortunate mums on Mother's Day: l Happy you, Happy them. Put YOUR oxygen mask on first.

Supporting less fortunate mums on Mother’s Day

I totally missed Mother’s Day in the UK this year so I’ll be celebrating my mum in a couple of weeks when it’s Mother’s Day in Mauritius and France. In the run-up to this special day my emails and social media news feeds are filling up with gift suggestions and offers.… Read more

Save Syria's Children : l French & English parenting and lifestyle ramblings

Refugee crisis: what do you tell your kids?

It was about 6 o’clock in the evening and for once the news was on. My 8 year old daughter was sitting next to me, and she watched with me as families in Budapest tried desperately to get on to a train.

“What’s going on?” she asked me. “Why won’t they let them get on the train?… Read more

Meet Bertha – a #LastingChange Sport Relief winner

Today is International Women’s Day #iwd2014, and to celebrate this fact 3 incredible women are in Tanzania, right now, meeting female entrepreneurs who have received support from last year’s Comic Relief donations.

You may remember me talking about a national blogging effort called “Team Honk” (the force behind my 15 mile walk round London for Sport Relief on my birthday), well behind it are these 3 inspirational women: Annie from Mammasaurus, Tanya from Mummy Barrow and Penny from A Residence.… Read more

Please don’t buy me a birthday card

In a couple of weeks, on the 5th February, it will be my 38th birthday. Now anyone who knows me will tell you that my birthday is all about the celebrations, no matter what age I am, be it a lovely dinner out, a boozy night at the pub with lots of friends or a big house party.… Read more

3 generations raced for life

Today my 66 year old mum, my 37 year old self, my 6 year old daughter and I all did the 5K race for life in Hyde Park in temperatures of around 28-30°C. I also thought it would be a good idea to have my 8 month old baby daughter on my back (just in case I wasn’t already warm enough).… Read more