Silent Sunday 31.1.16
Jan31

Silent Sunday 31.1.16

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Project 366 Week 4
Jan30

Project 366 Week 4

We’ve made it to the end of January! This is always a good thing. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 24 – Sunday 24th January – my husband’s car is in the garage, which means we are a family of five relying on a four-seater Mini to get places. This meant I couldn’t watch my son play football today. I got out for a walk in the morning and captured this reflection in a puddle. Day 25 –...

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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Jan29

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

I didn’t know anything about The Girl on the Train, other than that it was a very popular book and a lot of people were reading it. That seemed to be a good enough reason for me to read it too. And I wasn’t disappointed! I’ll be very careful not to give too much away, as this book is all about the twists and turns – and there are a lot of them. Every day, Rachel catches the commuter train to London. It stops at...

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Loud ‘n’ Proud 28.1.16
Jan28

Loud ‘n’ Proud 28.1.16

Welcome to Loud ‘n’ Proud – the linky that says, yes, pride is OK! We don’t have to be self-deprecating all the time, you know. Sometimes it’s nice to shout about things and say, ‘Yes, actually, I AM really proud of that!’. And why shouldn’t you be? Sometimes being a parent is pretty hard work. It can be miserable and repetitive. Sometimes you’d just like a day off. But then...

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The grammar school test and the maths
Jan26

The grammar school test and the maths

It’s hard to believe it, but my daughter will sit the grammar school entrance exam this year. Hard to believe because her big brother only started at grammar school in September. But it’s really going to happen and we need to help her prepare for it. I know people have very mixed views on grammar schools, but my view is this. They are available in this area and they suit two of my kids. (We took the decision when my eldest...

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