Project 366 Week 12
Mar26

Project 366 Week 12

It’s been a fairly pleasant week, nothing exciting, but nice enough! We’re all looking forward to the Easter holidays now. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 80 – Sunday 20th March – the kids and I all ran for Sport Relief and it was a brilliant experience. I was especially proud of my 14 year old son for running 6 miles. Day 81 – Monday 21st March – it was a rare quiet day, without a lot...

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Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin
Mar25

Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin

I’d heard of Ian Rankin and I’d heard of Rebus, but I didn’t know much about either of them. Certainly I didn’t know Ian Rankin had written the Rebus novels – and that there’s rather a lot of them! It turns out my dad is a fan and he’d bought himself a box of 12 at a bargain price, but he’d already read the first four. What to do with them? Give them to his bookworm daughter, of course!...

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The drinking competition
Mar24

The drinking competition

After a triumphant morning of rugby, my younger son went to help out at the school fair. As I was finishing my lunch, I got a text ‘I don’t feel well. Can you pick me up now?’ I dropped everything and went. Trying not to panic. But I’m a real worrier when it comes to illness. I had a lot of thoughts running through my head. The first was – Please don’t let him be sick in my car. He was going to a...

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Sport Relief 2016 – Feeling proud
Mar23

Sport Relief 2016 – Feeling proud

On this year’s Sport Relief medal it says I did myself proud for Sport Relief, which is appropriate, because I couldn’t have been more proud of my kids for what they achieved in this year’s Sport Relief. When we signed up for my daughter, younger son and I to run 3 miles and my eldest to run 6 miles, I had concerns about both of my boys. My younger son is not a long distance runner. He runs a mean 100m and can go up...

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Finding the right tutor with TutorHunt
Mar22

Finding the right tutor with TutorHunt

I’m the first to admit that I’ve used tutors for all three of my children. Sometimes a tutor can just give your child that little boost they need – whether to keep up with their classmates or because they’ve got a talent or ability above what is expected of a child of their age. We’re very lucky to have a tutor locally, who is a former primary school teacher and very good at what she does. She generally...

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