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Call me an over anxious, middle-class mum, but my eight-and-a-half-year old son looks very much, to me, like he's headed for a life of crime.
Despotism isn't nearly as bad as it's cracked up to be.
I can't write about my greatest mistakes because I've slept with most of them.
I don't subscribe to the 'Doctor Who' magazine and we've only got the normal amount of 'Doctor Who' fridge magnets.
I don't understand boys - just ask my husband.
I spent my entire childhood living abroad because of my father's occupation, so we were on long-haul flights all the time.
I'm the co-chair of the PTA at my kids' school, Ashmount Primary, in north Islington, London.
If you have any power at all from being popular, then you have a duty to help people out.
Sending your child off to school for the first time in their life is terrifying.
When not eating, I like shopping; although I'm afraid I've become a bit of a cliche.
Both Plockton and the Isle of Muck in north-west Scotland are incredibly beautiful. Sadly, Plockton has been discovered by tourists because it's where they shot Hamish Macbeth.
I don't think I've got the expertise with which to nit-pick, and I freely admit that my motivation to support charities has been emotional, rather than as a result of being particularly well informed as to how the money is used.
I have never done a package tour in my life. It appeals in a way, but then I remind myself that you can't control the other people with you, which could turn out to be ghastly.
I know a lot of people fear the rougher types who might be at a state school, but surely it is better to know who they are and how to deal with them than for that kind of child to appear as a completely different species to yours.
Look, I want what's good for everybody. I want to promote good state education for all. I want to raise standards for all kids, irrespective of race and class but why can't they all just do what I say when I know I'm right?
There is so much that is positive, wonderful even, about state schools. At a state school your kids will learn to live alongside and appreciate other kids from many diverse and different cultures.
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