Category: travel

MOTHER’S PRIDE — Oxford Times

With my workload increasing, this autumn it was time to say goodbye to my parenting column in my local paper, The Oxford Times, after nearly two years. Here’s my final column – on the joys of mushrooming.      

MOTHER’S PRIDE — Oxford Times

For the September column, I covered two fun ways to kayak in Oxfordshire, as well as the wonderful charity Level Water, which teaches children with disabilities to swim for free.

MOTHER’S PRIDE — The Oxford Times

In my August family column I wrote about the joys of punting and tried out a Little Kickers class.

THANK HEAVENS FOR AMERICAN HOLIDAY CAMPS — Daily Mail

My review of our stay last summer at the wonderful Tyler Place family resort in Vermont Note: I did not write the last line.

SECRETS OF THE MONEY-SAVING QUEENS — Prima

For the July issue, I interviewed five women about their self-taught money-saving tips for homes, travel, shopping, fashion and motoring.

WHY CHINA AIMS TO BE NUMBER ONE SUPERPOWER BY 2049

China expert Tom Miller likes to use a thought experiment to explain what China is doing. Decades from now, once-mighty Europe is sinking into decrepitude. Tens of millions of Europeans have been killed in uprisings, wars and an occupation by former ally the United States. Europe has become a minor player on a hostile global […]

Hotel review – The Jewish Chronicle

Can you get decent design for a budget price? Our writer heads to Newcastle to check out its no-frills accommodation

THE FORCE IS STRONG IN HERE…OXFORD’S EXAM SCHOOLS GO ROGUE — Oxford Today

Why are Star Wars stormtroopers on patrol where generations of undergraduates have passed through the final ordeal of their student lives?

MOTHER’S PRIDE — The Oxford Times

In the past 24 hours alone, my children have asked me questions including: “What is bone made of?”, “What do octopuses do?”, “Why is the sky blue?” and “What is the sound barrier?” To my shame, I find it hard to answer such questions – but luckily there’s a new children’s class which bridges the […]

MOTHER’S PRIDE — The Oxford Times

It was a bit like One Born Every Minute, except in a barn filled with people and without all the screaming.

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