My eldest son is a huge Lightning McQueen fan.  I still don’t think he’s quite forgiven me for not allowing him to have a Lightning McQueen themed bedroom, although we did compromise on a few Cars wall stickers.  On our recent visit to Disneyland Paris one of his absolute highlights was watching the Motor Stunt Show, especially when his favourite red car made an appearance. When we were given the opportunity to review the Disney Cars Mack Truck Playset along with a couple of Disney Cars Vehicles I couldn’t think of a better boy to put it through its paces.  O… View Post

It’s been three weeks since I returned to work following maternity leave and I’ve heard this question a lot during that time. It hasn’t been easy, I didn’t think it would be.  Picking up new classes half way through a school year was never ideal, but given that those classes had already had several teachers and were tired of yet another new face meant it has been a challenge.  At the end of my first week I cried on the way home, and I’m usually quite resilient when it comes to my job. It’s become a little easier, my classes… View Post

I’m a bit late with my Little Loves this post but that has largely been down to a teething baby who hasn’t been too keen on being put down, and the fact that the reality of being back at work has hit.  I usually write most of this post on Thursday night but I didn’t even try to this week as G needed Mummy cuddles for most of the day.  It’s been horrible to see him so unhappy, he’s usually such a smiley baby, but he seemed a little happier last night and I even got to eat my dinner… View Post

At some point I think a lot of us sit and wonder what else we could do as a career.  On those days when the kids at school have been little monkeys (that’s putting it politely), the paperwork is mounting up and I have three sets of books to mark before the following morning I wonder what else I could be doing with my life. Research carried out by education recruitment specialists ITN Mark found that 47% of Brits admitted that they had considered looking elsewhere. Of the 1,500 men and women questioned, 10% said they had always wanted to do… View Post