You might imagine that having a husband with a multi-million pound fortune, Jools Oliver would be trailing nannies and assistants. In fact, the wife of TV chef Jamie Oliver seemed quite happy to handle her entire gang of kids herself, happily toting toddler Buddy Bear, two, on one hip while marshalling his sisters.
When Daisy, nine, and Petal, three, got tired of their scooters the multi-tasking mum grabbed that too on the way back from school in London's Primrose Hill.Poppy, ten, was playing the part of the big sister with enthusiasm giving Petal a push as she rode along. Last year, Jamie said he wished his wife would take time off from her mothering duties.
He told journalists: "She is an amazing mum, but you know what? I think she's too good, and I think that's a problem. "Like she can't delegate, she can't give a little bit." He added: "She's knackered. She hasn’t been away without the kids for eight years. But Jools, 37, has put her experience of motherhood to good use, recently starting a kids clothing range. Some items in the Little Bird collection by Mothercare were being bought at a rate of one a minute while other pieces have sold out – all within four weeks of launching.The mother of four said that she chose the company because she wore Mothercare during her own childhood. "My mother dressed us in Mothercare clothes and I have done the same with my children, so Mothercare has always been part of my life. "My designs combine both quirky and classic style inspired by my childhood memories. The collection features nostalgic, classic pieces, sprinkled with unique touches and playful attention to detail. "The entire collection has been lovingly put together and accessibly priced for parents. I cannot wait to see the reaction to it."