The Citroën C3 Aircross: the best off-roader ever?

In my experience, Citroën makes superb family cars. The C4 Picasso stands out in particular. Having taken a C4 Picasso on a family trip to Scotland a couple of years ago, I was interested to see how the C3 Aircross would compare. I was loaned an Aircross for a few days so I could form my own opinion.

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The Citroën C3 Aircross. A Well-designed SUV with a surprising amount of space in the back seat and some great features for the price. Does it, however, make for a good family car?
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Do your children ever make you feel stupid?

“No daddy, that’s not how you do it,” said Helen as she pressed ahead with her mathematics homework.

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Do your children make you feel like a dunce? Mine do a good job of making me feel stupid.
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Giving your school-aged children some freedom

Despite the advent of podcasts, blogs and other forms of digital media, radio is still a great place for holding live discussions and debate. Just yesterday I was involved in a very interesting discussion on Radio 5 Live about how much freedom you should give your school-aged children. The result was rather like what’s happening in Parliament with Brexit: There was very little consensus whatsoever between the three of us who were chatting about the issue.

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Is there a correct age to allow a school-aged child to walk home from school alone, catch a bus or go shopping? What’s your opinion? Pic credit: Kristina V on Unsplash.
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An educational experience at Kidzania London

As I revealed a few weeks ago, I was recently appointed an ambassador for Kidzania London. It’s a venue my kids love because the experience gives them some independence and they love the idea of earning money.

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The Town Square at Kidzania London.
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Behind the scenes with the cast of Horrid Henry

It’s hard to believe, but Horrid Henry has found new ways to get himself in trouble. In the very near future, fans will be able to watch as the loveable childhood rogue endures record-breaking detentions at school, erroneously declares himself King Henry IX and, slightly more down to Earth, helps his dad install a huge TV in the living room against his mother’s wishes.

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The star of the show: Horrid Henry with his beloved pet Fang.
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