The panto and the meal plan
Nov30

The panto and the meal plan

We don’t do meal planning. I know it’s a good thing, but we just don’t do it. I have three fussy eaters, all fussy in different ways, two vegetarians and an awful lot of extra-curricular activities to deal with. It makes midweek meals a bit of a minefield. (We do eat home cooked food and eat together at weekends though.) Although we don’t have a meal plan, we are creatures of habit, so our weekdays look...

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Silent Sunday 29.11.15
Nov29

Silent Sunday 29.11.15

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Project 365 2015 Week 48
Nov28

Project 365 2015 Week 48

This week, more than ever, has been dominated by my daughter’s pantomime. After three weeks of intensive rehearsals, it finally opens tonight! Here’s our week in pictures… Day 326 – Sunday 22nd November – a very boring day in which I did nothing but take other people places or look after other people. I couldn’t even go running. I felt miserable, but I took a nice picture of a tree! Day 327 –...

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Dance shoes from Dance Depot
Nov27

Dance shoes from Dance Depot

Regular readers will know my daughter is a little dancer. Dancers need lots of equipment – leotards mainly. And shoes. Lots and lots of shoes. My daughter has ballet shoes, tap shoes and character shoes, plus trainers for street dance. Dance shoes need to fit snugly, so usually come in half sizes. You can’t buy a bigger size and hope for the best – they really do need to fit. Which means a growing 9 year old seems to...

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The panto rehearsals (a daughter’s view)
Nov26

The panto rehearsals (a daughter’s view)

My daughter has absolutely loved her pantomime rehearsals. Every day, she gets into the car and tells me so much about what she’s done. I wish I could bottle her enthusiasm. I also wish I could share all her thoughts and observations on the blog, but I can’t write while I’m driving! I asked her to share her memories of the rehearsals here. Her account lacks that enthusiasm, but she managed to remember exactly what...

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