Project 365 2015 Week 44
Oct31

Project 365 2015 Week 44

We were all desperately in need of half-term after a really full-on few weeks, adjusting to a life with three kids at three different schools. Sadly this week really didn’t live up to expectations and we spent far too much time feeling bored! It wasn’t helped by endless pictures on social media of friends on holiday – from Devon to Disneyland and Cornwall to the Caribbean. Here’s our week in pictures… Day...

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Books for tweens: Karen McCombie
Oct30

Books for tweens: Karen McCombie

The more enlightened among you may believe there’s ‘no difference’ in books for boys and girls. But I’ve got two boys and a girl who would all beg to differ on that point. How many girls do you know who have read Beast Quest? How many boys who have read Jacqueline Wilson? Over the years, my boys have both read very similar books to each other – Jeremy Strong, Harry Potter, Alex Rider… but my...

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The Scout badges: Loud ‘n’ Proud
Oct29

The Scout badges: Loud ‘n’ Proud

Scouting is my eldest’s thing. It’s what he does best and what he loves the most. He loves every aspect of it – the camping, the hiking, the challenges, the activities, the great outdoors… He throws himself into it all and takes every opportunity that comes his way. He thrives on it and excels at it and I really admire him for that. Most Scouts either move onto Explorers or give up Scouting altogether sometime...

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The up and down boy
Oct28

The up and down boy

Sometimes my younger son doesn’t seem himself – tired, drained and emotional. He worries me a bit. But I know what he needs. Feeding. Give him something to eat and he perks back up to his normal self. It’s happened a lot lately. I’m starting to wonder if he ought to see a doctor. His reactions are so extreme. When he’s tired like this I really can’t do a thing with him. He says his legs won’t...

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‘My own pet’
Oct27

‘My own pet’

Eighteen months ago, my daughter hated animals. All animals. Dogs, cats, horses, you name it, she hate it. She was frightened of them all. But then something, I’m not sure what, happened. I guess it was getting the guinea pigs. Unlike her brothers, she has stayed interested in our little furry friends. It’s true that she doesn’t much like feeding or cleaning them (and it takes her FOREVER), but she does it without...

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