I have to admit I’m a bit of an Oscars tragic, so I watched this year’s 88th Academy Awards with customary excitement, most of which was channelled into cheering on Mad Max: Fury Road to as many wins as possible – six in total, as it turned out. Including one for one of my new personal heroes, costume designer Jenny Beaven.

My favourite moment, just in front of being very happy for Leonardo DiCaprio, was Mark Rylance’s win for Best Supporting Actor. I haven’t seen Bridge of Spies, but he was absolutely masterful in Wolf Hall as Thomas Cromwell. Truly.

What else am I celebrating this week?


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Have a lovely weekend x




Karen Andrews is the creator of this website, one of the most established and well-respected parenting blogs in the country. She is also an author, award-winning writer, poet, editor and publisher at Miscellaneous Press. Her latest book is Crying in the Car: Reflections on Life and Motherhood.