Jools Oliver has revealed that her children returning to school has left her ‘head all over the place.’
The mother-of-five, 48, took to Instagram to share the difficulties of adapting to a new routine since the ‘precious’ summer holidays are over in the UK.
Jools, who shares five children with Jamie Oliver, Poppy Honey, 21, Daisy Boo, 20, Petal Blossom, 14, Buddy Bear, 12 and River Rocket, six, said the holidays were filled with ‘unforgettable laughter’.
Model Jools has undergone a series of parenting landmarks recently, as earlier this summer, she celebrated the graduation of her oldest daughter, Poppy, from Leeds University.
Her latest post comes after it emerged Buddy may be set to follow in his famous father’s footsteps, as the 12-year-old has reportedly landed his own cooking show.
Jools Oliver (pictured middle right) took to Instagram to share her difficulties of getting back to a routine after the school holidays
In her most recent post, she revealed that, now, the emphasis is on River, who has moved to year three, where he has to wear a ‘big blazer’ and is expected to be a ‘big boy’.
The post included a slideshow of images of the Jools with her children enjoying a fun-filled summer day at the beach.
She donned a crotchet dress while posing for a photograph by the coast with her children.
The reel showcased a number of other key moments from the holiday, including River’s birthday.
She wrote: ‘First few days back at school and my head is all over the place!! I find change so hard.
‘For the first few days of any big change I yearn and long for the old routine back what ever that looked like it would be something I am just used to.
‘I find the holidays the absolute hardest.
‘I know it’s because this stage means a new term, new year group, River moving up to year 3 wearing a big blazer, expectations for him to be a ‘big boy’ to soon!!
‘As my timeline is measured in school terms it’s clearer to see that big changes are happening for us all and time as I get older goes way to fast so attempting a fancy reel to remember our beautiful summer holidays…..where there was unforgettable laughter (till we cried) tears/tantrums and moods for all sorts of reasons!
‘I would do it all again in a heart beat thank you summer holidays for your precious time as always xxx’
The mother-of-five revealed that the focus is on River (pictured), who has moved to year three, where he has to wear a ‘big blazer’ and is expected to be a ‘big boy’.
Her post comes after a source told The Sun newspaper’s TVBiz column that the couple’s son Buddy would soon be following in Jamie’s footsteps.
They said: ‘Buddy has taken all of his dad’s experience on board and is about to put it into play with his own cookery show.
‘He’s already had great success with content on YouTube and Instagram. Jamie’s fans have long been asking for his son to have his own show for their kids to enjoy.’
Buddy – who has an impressive 133,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel – will be joined by other children as he teaches them how to rustle up the dishes.
The insider added: ‘The series will see Buddy joined in the kitchen by other children as he teaches recipes and gives helpful tips to youngsters on how to get started with cooking.’
It’s said the youngster will be flying solo for the project rather than relying on his famous father.
The source said: ‘Buddy is the star of the show. Jamie is keen for his son to prove himself to telly audiences, not just live off the family name.
Jamie Oliver (right) says his 12-year-old son Buddy (left) has learnt his impressive cooking skills through sheer practise and dedication
‘So Buddy’s got to showcase his technical skills and presenting ability. But if his YouTube work is anything to go by, it’ll be natural for him.’
Jamie has previously spoken out about how despite his success, Buddy will not be a ‘nepo baby’, and will ‘earn his trade’ if he becomes a chef and won’t live off his father’s name.
And earlier this year, Jools and Jamie celebrated their daughter Poppy’s graduation from university.
The TV chef’s wife of 23 years shared a number of photos from their eldest child’s big day.
Poppy looked stunning in a navy blue dress with a ruffled skirt and her graduation cap and gown.
She posed alongside her mother for a sweet shot on the steps, with Jools wrapping her up in a warm hug.
In the caption Jools praised the 21-year-old for putting her ‘sweat and tears’ into getting her degree from Leeds University.
She described teaching Poppy to read when she was four years old and her pride at seeing how far she had come.
Jools also commented on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on students, saying that they ‘deserve better’.
She wrote: ‘What a wonderful, happy extremely emotional day celebrating Poppy’s graduation. We have never felt so proud.
‘At the age of 4 you came home from school without your first reading book as they felt that you were not ready though many of your classmates were.
‘You were so upset, so I brought you the same books and we read them together every night at bedtime and you came on in leaps and bounds! It was wonderful to watch.
‘That’s my earliest memory of your complete obsession with books, reading and writing and thankfully it has never stopped!’
She continued: ‘Pops this really is an end of an era and we can not wait to see what your next challenge and adventure brings.
‘Thinking of all the students who have been unable to receive their degrees, not have their work marked and their grades delayed.
‘With Poppy’s year being the “Covid freshers” they really deserve better, that being the understatement!!!
‘So much sweat and tears literally went in to Pop finishing her dissertation and final exams. Hours and hours spent in the library most days till midnight!
‘They all deserve to be acknowledged and they deserve to get their degree and celebrate their graduation. Hoping this happens very soon.’