The Gallery: Frightful
Oct30

The Gallery: Frightful

There’s nothing frightful or frightening about this photo of my kids dressed up for Halloween a few years ago. I’m sure they all thought they looked really big and scary, but really they just look cute. The kids were 7, 5 and 2 here We like Halloween in our family. We see it as harmless fun. There’s always a good atmosphere in our village when we go trick or treating. The mums and kids are all out, bumping into each...

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Organised
Oct30

Organised

Four days before we set off for our five day holiday to Center Parcs, my daughter announced that she was going to do her packing. She loves packing. What is wrong with her?! I hate packing. I hate washing to get ready for packing, I hate organising and I hate packing. When you’ve packed for a family of five to go on a British self-catering holiday, you’re never going to enjoy packing. My daughter loves it though. Sometimes...

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Image conscious
Oct29

Image conscious

My son has done half a term at secondary school now, so has anything changed? Of course it has. Secondary school is all about image and anyone who tells you otherwise is either very deluded or very, VERY lucky. A couple of months ago, I asked my son to get some Tshirts ready for going away (I can’t remember where we were going). He took out the WORST two Tshirts in his collection – the two that should have been chucked out...

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Silent Sunday 28.10.12
Oct28

Silent Sunday 28.10.12

 

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Swans and bellybuttons
Oct28

Swans and bellybuttons

Crime, animals, belly buttons and tattoos. The sorts of things we think about and talk about every day. Well, some of us do. Mainly those under the age of 12.     LG age 6: Mummy, can I ask you a question? It’s a horrible one. Would you rather starve to death or be robbed? Me: Be robbed. LG: B2 said that, BUT, the robbers don’t care about you, they only care about stuff and they wouldn’t give you any food. LG age 5...

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