Seven years a blogger!

Seven years ago today, I wrote my first ever blog post. It was short, to the point and without any pictures. It was also the most uncomfortable thing I've ever written. Not because I was putting myself out there, you understand. I was a journalist back then, so was already familiar with that. It was ...

Testing times – are Sats too much for young children?

Dylan experienced the dreaded Sats last week. He loves school and throws himself into each new topic with great enthusiasm. His English is excellent and his maths isn't bad, so we weren't worried about how he would do. Academically, at least. There was something noticeably different about him though. Without warning, he seemed bothered. He was quite emotional ...

BBC Terrific Scientific – DIY bouncing egg experiment

Both Dylan and Xander have shown a keen interest in science at school. They're forever telling me things I never knew so I'm learning from it too. When BBC Terrific Scientific got in touch to see if we fancied trying an experiment, it was an easy decision. The experiment in question was to make an egg bounce. ...