Mum’s back to school uniform

As I was making sandwiches at 7am this morning (pre-packaged ham, sorry Jamie!) and trying to persuade our two moggies to use their cat flap rather than bawling at the front door (an uphill struggle), while trying to make breakfast and keep my eyes open, I happened to glance out of the kitchen window. The leaves on our pear tree are already turning red and ochre and are starting to fall, and the temperature has dropped.

Which means that autumn is well and truly on the way… and I have NOTHING to wear.


What I need are some reasonably smart-looking jackets/tops that don't cost the earth. That's why I'm loving the autumn/winter collection from George at ASDA  – I have my eye on this smart belted jersey jacket (£20) and checked gilet (£18). Throw one of them on over a top and pair of jeans and no one will guess the chaos you left behind in the kitchen to do the school run.

written by Liz Jarvis