Posts Tagged ‘ Laura Tenison ’

Did you receive one of these last Friday?

November 24, 2012
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Did you receive one of these last Friday?

Well if you did and if you, like I, tried to be efficient and contact the Child Benefit Charge call centre to register the fact that you no longer qualified, you may just be a tiny bit irritated? Or maybe, as in my case, you may even be angry … or possibly you may...

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Being a parent is never easy. Whether we work full or part-time or whether we are full time parents; we are bound to get it wrong.

November 7, 2012
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We all know that it is so tricky to be perfect. Actually, we all know it is impossible to be perfect – I just do my best and quite often I don’t think it is good enough so I keep trying harder (or drink a large glass of wine). However, I recently did an...

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Much Appreciated, Thank Yous

October 11, 2012
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I can’t tell you how often I have told my children to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and on the whole they are brilliant at remembering their P’s and Q’s. In fact, I think most children are pretty good at this these days. I’m sure yours are too? So why is it that as...

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Drowning in September Madness?

September 25, 2012
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Drowning in September Madness?

From the start of the academic school year until we collapse on Boxing day I’m stressed. There is no point denying the fact that I probably go a bit mad and I may even admit, begrudgingly, that I’m a tinsy-winsy bit difficult to live with? It all starts with the back-to-school rush; new shoes...

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Our Dream Holiday Rental – I don’t think so!

August 28, 2012
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Our Dream Holiday Rental – I don’t think so!

I used to refuse to leave the UK in the summer holidays. I could not see the point. The weather was good here and the roads generally clear, making trips to Wales or staying in London a real pleasure. Why head for the sun when it’s sunny at home … well that’s what I...

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Feeding your offspring, from breast to bolognese

May 25, 2012
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Just one example of the mess my boys can make!

Its a strange thing but I think I am amongst many mothers who never minded being woken up in the night by their newborn babies. That total exhaustion when you have just had an hour or two in bed and are woken for another 30 mins breastfeeding whilst sitting up and fighting sleep never...

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What to give when friends and relations have babies?

May 9, 2012
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What to give when friends and relations have babies?

Of course with teenage children I’m a little on the old side to have friends having babies, but whilst there is not the rush I knew 10 years ago, there are still a few brave souls pregnant in their 40’s and of course a few second time round marriages with men my age and...

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The National Trust’s 50 things to do … are we all going mad?

April 26, 2012
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National Trust

Last week the news was full of the new list from The National Trust; 50 things to do before you are 11 3/4 years old. The media responded with  plenty of “Signs of the Times” doom and gloom about how the Security Services are not allowed to do most of the list due to Health...

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Baby Sports Stars

April 11, 2012
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My son played for AFC Wimbledon today. Is that not every Dad’s and some Mum’s dream? Your child is conceived and within days, in my case at least, your partner is predicting great sporting achievements. Daughters will win Wimbledon a la Chrissie Evett or maybe in other families the bump is destined to be...

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The Guilt of the Working Mother

March 28, 2012
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Of course I know that I am not damaging my boys, but in the days leading up to a business trip I get more and more stressed. It has always been the case. It starts about two weeks before I am due to leave and I faff and make arrangements for them while I...

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JEYNES JOURNEYS: “On your bike Big Apple”

March 26, 2012
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JEYNES JOURNEYS: “On your bike Big Apple”

So here we are in New York for the March edition of Children’s Club. Myself, Laura and this time Karen as well – her very first time in the Big Apple. Trade at the show has been brisk again and we are all pleasingly comforted by the interest shown in JoJo. Some of our...

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JEYNES JOURNEYS: From Russia With Love

March 12, 2012
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Mark our Head of International Buying posing outside a Russian catherdral

European Russia stretches from the borders of Belarus and Ukraine to the Ural mountains which are over 1000km east of Moscow. Even without the rest of the Russian Federation it is by far the largest country in Europe so the sales opportunity for JoJo Maman Bébé is huge.  It’s all glittery with neon lit...

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Hello Battersea Park Road!

February 24, 2012
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Hello Battersea Park Road!

It’s sort of ironic that we, a company whose success is dependent on pro-creation, is now based in a former Catholic convent. I’d like to think that the nuns would have enjoyed our designs and approved of our work ethic and company ethos. May be we should get the building blessed or may be...

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Half-Term Heaven

February 20, 2012
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Yes it’s completely true.  I am in heaven and so are my boys – or at least I think they are but since I have not seen them for two hours I can’t be totally sure. I love my children, I’m passionate about my job and all  in all I have no complaints about...

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Our charity news

February 15, 2012
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Our charity news

For the past few years I have been a trustee of Nema, our great little charity based in Mozambique. Founded by Amy who runs the lovely Guludo Eco Beach Lodge, we at JoJo help out how we can doing the book keeping supporting health projects, building schools, etc. It’s a huge benefit that we...

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Hello from Bournemouth, well that was the intention ….

February 1, 2012
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On my bike! Let's hope I was heading the right way

Sometimes, when life goes wrong it is easy to slip into deep depression. Today was one of those days. Everything went wrong. Toby forgot his homework when he got on the school bus, I noticed it sitting on the kitchen table having just closed the door behind him. It’s great the bus comes straight...

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A night out WITHOUT the toddlers …

January 31, 2012
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Coriolanus

A couple of  weeks ago I was lucky enough to sneak into the premiere of Ralph Fiennes’ Coriolanus. Not only did he direct the film, his debut as a director I think, but he plays the lead. I’m not much of a movie luvie but my brother was invited with my wonderful sister-in-law, Susannah...

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What You Can Expect From A JoJo Shoot

January 27, 2012
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Arthur posing for the camera

When Arthur was eight months old, a chance meeting with Laura in a pub last summer opened up a whole new world to me. I’d been feeling a bit fed up with the daily monotony of life that a baby can bring, and because Arthur was still yet to sleep through the night, I...

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Hello From JoJo Mum

January 25, 2012
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Rebecca and Arthur

These first 18 months of motherhood have been a roller coaster-ride to say the least, but a definite highlight was meeting Laura, which would never have happened if it wasn’t for my Arthur being so cute! I’m loving this opportunity to discuss lots of baby-related news and views – and receive all your comments...

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Pregnant thespian talent …

January 23, 2012
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Our New Girl

The Bush Theatre on Uxbridge Road, London W12 8LJ re-opened in its new premises last week, the former Shepherd’s Bush Library. I went along to the launch party organized by my friend Susannah Herbert, a talented journalist and previously editor of the Sunday Times Review section, before deciding to take a sabbatical and spend...

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