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Victoria Mitchell

Freelance Writer, Content Creator, Blogger

Location icon United Kingdom

I have written lifestyle, expat, parenting, education and travel pieces but will embrace any topic.

vicky.shiach@googlemail.com

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HuffPost UK
04/21/2017
Seven Signs Your Kids' School Is Ridiculously Middle Class

My 1980's primary school was home to tepid bottles of milk, ramshackle terrapins and identically-clad kids in hand-me-down C&A coats and ice cream tub lunch boxes. Every child in the neighbourhood went there, regardless of family income, house price, religious or political persuasion. It was a proper microcosm, a dog poo-encircled centre of the community.

HuffPost UK
08/22/2017
Why Britain's Still Great, By Someone Who's Leaving

It's fair to say 2017 has been, to quote our monarch in her 1992 speech, an "annus horribilis". In fact, these last few years have been anni horribiles for the people of the UK. I've found myself taking a deep breath before clicking on the BBC News updates which pop up hourly on my phone, like ceaseless bleeping harbingers of doom.

Mamamia
11/03/2017
All of the reasons Aussie parents are totally and completely better than British parents.

Thanks to our brand partner, I've recently ping-ponged back to Australia with a couple of little Vegemite-convert POMs in tow. There have been heaps of changes during our five-year absence, including Opal cards and Uniqlo but one thing that's stayed the same (like Jimmy Giggle) is how Australia physically and culturally enables the most awesome of childhoods.

HuffPost UK
05/08/2017
Screens: Are They Really The Enemy?

Society has always found forests' worth of sticks to beat parents with. Currently vying with refined sugar for the title of slackest parenting choice, is allowing your children to use screens. Here's what I've come to realise though: refusing to accept and embrace your kids' place in a digital world may do them far more of a disservice.

CheltenhamMaman
03/29/2017
#squadgoals: How to Keep Them Up When Babies Happen

Back in 2006 when one of my housemates announced they had something to show me, it was usually a coveted Topshop skirt or a text from the guy from last night. This time I was doing the showing, brandishing a white plastic stick with two blue lines.

03/11/2017
Who'd be a teacher in 2017?

You'd be crazy to quit a cushy private sector job to teach, right? I chat to the very sane Clare Wheelwright, who did just that.

02/02/2017
Two Tribes

I was an immigrant for 10 years.

10/04/2016
Another Mummy Blog

Here's another 'mummy blog' post but it won't bemoan the utter relentlessness of parenthood with witty tips on removing Weetabix missiles from bras.

09/12/2014
Perfectly Imperfect

If you're one of my closest friends, you should consider yourself less than perfect.

03/08/2015
Stop the Timer

I have a big birthday happening next year. It's the one which means I can no longer (legitimately) continue referring to myself as a girl.

07/12/2016
Groundsheets and Ground Rules

Can't wait to squeeze my body into a zip-up synthetic cocoon, spend the night in an un-insulated broom cupboard-sized space and pee into a pit.

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