Project 365 2015: Week 5
Jan31

Project 365 2015: Week 5

I’ve had lots of work this week, which is obviously a good thing. The only downside is that it doesn’t make for very interesting pictures! My options are fairly limited to pictures of the actual work or photos in the garden. So here’s our week in pictures… Day 25 – Sunday 25th January – I got myself a shredder for client’s paperwork and was pleased to have shredded enough to keep the guinea...

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Review: Komodo maths
Jan30

Review: Komodo maths

We take school and education pretty seriously in our house. We don’t pressure the kids, or push them too hard, but we do like them to be challenged, to work hard and to always do their homework. But we also like them to enjoy learning. Because if you don’t enjoy learning, how are you ever going to actually learn? So when I was offered the chance to try out the new Komodo online maths with my kids, I was happy to give it a...

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Twelve-Nil
Jan29

Twelve-Nil

The last time we played them, just a few weeks ago, we should have thrashed them. But we didn’t. Holidays and illness, including my own son’s, put paid to that. We should have had nine players on the pitch, but we could only field eight. They were understandably unwilling to reduce their own player numbers or postpone the game, seeing the chance of grabbing some valuable points. They were bottom of the table, we were in...

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Healthy/ unhealthy
Jan28

Healthy/ unhealthy

I’m the healthiest person I know. I NEVER get ill. I’ve had a few coughs and colds over the years, but nothing I could actually describe as ‘ill’, that actually stopped me from going about my everyday life (and no, I wasn’t doing the mum martyr ‘no time to be ill’ thing  –  I genuinely wasn’t ill). The last time I was actually ill was in April 2009. Yes, 2009. I had a bit of a...

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Teenage spots
Jan27

Teenage spots

My teenage son has spots. He’s 13, it’s to be expected. They look quite bad to me, but I wouldn’t say that to his face because I don’t want to upset him. I always said as soon as a child of mine got spots, I would be taking them straight to the doctor’s. Over-reaction? Maybe. But I know what it’s like to have spots and it’s not fun. People stare at you, people tease you, you feel uncomfortable...

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