London and I need a break; its toxic atmosphere is causing millennial melt-downs

When I first set up a blog to document my new life in London, I used the strapline ‘Not tired of life’ as a reference to that famous Samuel Johnson quote ‘When a man is tired of London, he’s tired of life’. Eight years (and several blog reincarnations later) the memory brings a wry smile to my face, because I am unashamed to admit, I’m getting tired of London.

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Break with tradition: Millennials are parenting differently and facing new challenges

“The challenge is raising them and fighting tradition – we are not our mothers,” says Insta-mum Clemmie Hooper, aka Mother of Daughters, of being a millennial parent (a mum born between 1980 and 1995). Every generation likes to think it’s rebelling, but technology and the advent of equality, means today’s new parents – us millennials – actually are. Whether it’s in terms of discipline, equipment, or the role of dad, we are turning tradition on its head.

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Did Meghan and Harry’s nuptials mark the end of an ‘extravagant wedding’ era?

Photo credit: Martin Pettitt https://www.flickr.com/people/mdpettitt/

Hundreds of guests no doubt mentally bitching about seating, embarrassing relatives, a veil most Londoners would struggle to fit into their shared flats, mental stress about whether it is a good idea to incorporate children and animals into the day, criticism over costs and a sermon you have no control over… and that’s just what your bog standard couple over the last few decades or so has been worrying about in regards to their wedding. So Lord knows what Meghan and Harry were fretting about in advance of yesterday…  

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