We’re reaching a key moment

Surely, holding a door open for a member of either sex is just good manners?

LESLEY KEATING: Would you dare hold a door open for a woman?

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Another moment in my life has been reached that made me realise how time is going way too fast and I need to savour every moment of Caitlin being a little girl because, before I know it, she’ll be all grown-up.

Next September marks a big change in our family life, with Caitlin starting school.

Now that Portsmouth City Council has opened the school admissions application process, I’ve been doing my research into the schools in our area.

Firstly, I’ve been chatting with friends and family about their experiences with schools.

It amazed me how many rumours and strong opinions there are out there on certain schools in Portsmouth, so I decided to find out the truth myself.

After doing my research, which of course included checking many OFSTED reports, our three school choices for Caitlin are now registered.

We don’t find out which school Caitlin will attend until April, but I hope the time between now and then slows down a bit. Because I know as soon as she puts on her school uniform, her little years will be over.