Going to Amsterdam as a one child family!
Jul31

Going to Amsterdam as a one child family!

When we paid the deposit for my sons to go on their 12 day Scout camp in Holland, we jokingly said we would go on holiday to Amsterdam with our daughter at the same time. We loved Amsterdam when we visited a couple of years ago and really wanted to go again. We also liked the idea of being close to the boys, at least for a few of the days they were away. I was worried about how my younger son might cope and I thought it would be good...

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The Scout camp: Loud ‘n’ Proud
Jul30

The Scout camp: Loud ‘n’ Proud

As you read this, my boys are on a big Scout camp in Holland. Both of them. They’ve been there for six days already and they will be there for another six. It’s a pretty big deal and, I’ll be honest, I’ve been dreading it for over a year now, since they first signed up for it. But it was their decision to go and I was never going to stop them. I will always support them going on adventures, spending time in the...

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Ensuite bathroom
Jul29

Ensuite bathroom

We moved into our house 18 months ago. It was built in 1987 and had been lived in by the same elderly couple for 20 years. Nothing had changed since 1987. Everything was dated, worn out and grubby. We’ve transformed a lot in 18 months, but there are still parts of the house which are stuck firmly in the 1980s and crying out for an improvement. None more so than our ensuite bathroom. A picture says a 1,000 words, so I don’t...

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Shaun in the City in Bristol
Jul27

Shaun in the City in Bristol

When I told the kids we were going to hunt down Shaun the Sheep at Shaun in the City, my eldest and my daughter were pleased. My younger son wasn’t bothered. I don’t take all of the kids out much on my own. Silly I know, but if I’m not busy working, one of them is usually off doing something else and I’m a dreadful driver. But a couple of years ago we loved searching for the different Gromits around Bristol, so...

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Silent Sunday 26.7.15
Jul26

Silent Sunday 26.7.15

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