We are Lucy, Sam, Clementine and Bean. A little family growing in sunny Brighton.
When I was little, my mother (who is, incidentally, not at all French) used to call my brother and I 'mon petit chou fleur' when we were being particularly pleasant or sweet. I always thought it must mean something really lovely. It turns out it actually means 'My little cauliflower'. I decided to name this blog after that, because parenting can be just as surprising and confusing as this revelation, and because it captures a slice of my own childhood.
I'll mainly be writing about the joys and woes of parenthood, looking after a baby boy, parenting a stepdaughter, and giving honest opinions about the products I choose to use, and the places we choose to go.
As both my partner and I are English teachers, I've decided not to use our full names on this blog. I also decided not to use the children's first names at all, since I think it's up to them to decide when they want their own web presence. I'm going to be referring to the children as our own little fruits and vegetables- 'Clementine' and 'Bean'.