What she wore: hiking
May31

What she wore: hiking

Regular readers of my daughter’s fashion posts will know that she likes to look immaculate. All the time. Seriously, she looks as polished as that whatever day of the week and whatever she has planned for the day. She made me laugh when she was off sick from school earlier this year and actually put on a brand new, unworn outfit (it was this exact outfit)! But she’s also a sensible girl. She’s never been one to play...

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The Great Gift Company review
May30

The Great Gift Company review

If you’re looking for gifts for Father’s Day, you could do a lot worse than check out The Great Gift Company which stocks gifts for boys and men from all ages – from 2, through tweens and teenagers right up to Daddies and Grandads. So we were very pleased when The Great Gift Company asked us if we’d like to choose anything from their site. Now we could have chosen something for Daddy, what with Father’s...

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The Xbox
May30

The Xbox

Earlier this year, something new came into our house. It wasn’t something I wanted, but I felt I couldn’t stop it. I wish now I had. Yes, we have an Xbox in our lives. My younger son always has a lot of money at the start of the year. He has his birthday in October and struggles to spend any money before Christmas when, inevitably, he gets yet more money. Because relatives find it hard to buy presents for tween boys. So he...

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School talent show
May29

School talent show

Every year, our school holds a talent show (which, sadly, the parents don’t get to see). Each house holds heats and anyone can enter. Kids tell jokes, they sing, they dance, they do tricks with footballs. Anything goes. The kids in each house choose their representatives for the finals – one in reception/ year 1, one in year 2/3, one in year 4/5 and one in year 6. Then the 16 finalists all battle it out in front of the...

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Weston-super-Mare
May28

Weston-super-Mare

We don’t often do day trips in our family. There’s the kids’ sport which dominates our weekends for starters. The rugby season may be over, but we currently have swimming lessons, football and dance rehearsals on Saturdays. Then there’s all the work we’re still doing on our house and garden, which leaves us very little free time. And as I have always worked until now, there was never much spare time in...

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