The splinter
Nov25

The splinter

Driving home on day 10 of panto rehearsals, my daughter announced ‘I’ve got something in my knee. I was on the floor and there was all stuff on my leggings. I brushed it off, but I’ve definitely got something in my knee.’ Great. A professional panto and they’ve got kids crawling around on an unbrushed floor in a rehearsal room picking up ‘stuff’ in their knees. Removal of the leggings revealed...

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Parkrun: The winter route
Nov24

Parkrun: The winter route

With my daughter at rehearsals and my husband taking her there, it was just my eldest and me for Parkrun last week (it takes a lot to drag my younger son out for Parkrun and it wasn’t one of those days we could manage it!). It was raining a bit and we talked about how slippy the ground would be and how we would have to be careful. As we arrived, the tent seemed to be in a different place. I did a double take. Was I going mad?...

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Choosing your battles
Nov23

Choosing your battles

The other day I was having a discussion on Twitter with some fellow parents of teens about bedtimes. It turns out my kids go to bed a lot later than others. My daughter, who is only 9, is never in bed before 9 and is rarely asleep before 10. My 12 year old son usually goes to bed just before 10 and falls asleep very quickly. My 14 year old son endlessly procrastinates and wanders the house – having a late shower, then getting  a...

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Silent Sunday 22.11.15
Nov22

Silent Sunday 22.11.15

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Project 365 2015 Week 47
Nov21

Project 365 2015 Week 47

It’s been another week of rushing around to rehearsals and November days that are too short and too dark! Here’s our week in pictures… Day 319 – Sunday 15th November – while she’s rehearsing for the pantomime, my daughter is unable to do Parkrun, so she’s making an effort to do Junior Parkrun on a Sunday instead, even though she is less keen on it. To spur her on, I volunteered as a marshal....

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