The final glasses wearer
Feb29

The final glasses wearer

So the final one of my children now wears glasses! Despite the fact that his brother and sister have worn glasses from a very young age (3 for my daughter and 5 for my son), my eldest has never needed them. He’s had regular tests to check, but he’s always been OK. But then, a few weeks ago, he told me he sometimes gets his notes mixed up when reading music. He’s mature enough and self-aware enough to realise this was...

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Silent Sunday 28.2.15
Feb28

Silent Sunday 28.2.15

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Project 366 Week 8
Feb27

Project 366 Week 8

The last week of February has been a pretty quiet one, with the kids back at school and me busy working at home. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 52 – Sunday 21st February – I took my daughter to meet her best friend from the panto. They formed such a close bond over the course of eight weeks. We live in opposite directions from the theatre, so it’s the first time they had been able to meet since the...

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Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbo
Feb26

Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbo

I am a huge Jo Nesbo fan and have reviewed most of his novels on the blog. Being a fan of Jo Nesbo also means being a fan of his maverick, alcoholic detective, Harry Hole, who has nearly been killed more times than I’ve had hot dinners. I was sad when the Harry Hole series finally ended with Police, but at least Nesbo carried on writing! Along with The Son, Blood on Snow is one of Nesbo’s post-Hole stand-alone crime novel....

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Leaving the kids at home
Feb25

Leaving the kids at home

I’ve been leaving my eldest at home on his own for about three years now, gradually building up how long we would leave him. Not long after we started leaving him, we started leaving his brother with him too for short periods of time. His brother would have only been 9 at the time. But we’ve never left my daughter. Why? Because three is a crowd. Theoretically, either brother would be perfectly responsible and able to look...

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