Silent Sunday 1.5.16
Apr30

Silent Sunday 1.5.16

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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Apr29

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Warning – this contains spoilers to The Hunger Games, although not to Catching Fire itself. I loved The Hunger Games so much that I had to go straight on to read the second book in the trilogy – Catching Fire. Against all odds, Katniss and Peeta have survived The Hunger Games and are alive. Living in the Victor’s Village, they are busy touring the other Districts to celebrate their win. They should have nothing worse...

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Loud ‘n’ Proud 28.4.16
Apr28

Loud ‘n’ Proud 28.4.16

Surprise! Yes, it’s me again. Bet you weren’t expecting that. It was supposed to be Suzanne at 3 Children and It‘s turn to host Loud ‘n’ Proud this week, but she’s a busy lady, so you’re stuck with me! If you’ve been here before, you know the drill. If you’re new here, welcome to Loud ‘n’ Proud. It’s the linky that says it’s OK to be proud about the good...

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The girls’ grammar school
Apr27

The girls’ grammar school

For a long time, since she was in year 2 or even earlier, I’ve had a very clear view of which school my daughter would go to – a girls’ grammar school. The school in question is in another town. From what I can make out, it’s a good school. While some parents undoubtedly choose it for their daughters, for others it is definitely a ‘second best’ for those who don’t get into my son’s...

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Being the coach’s wife and the striker’s mum
Apr26

Being the coach’s wife and the striker’s mum

So another football season has limped to a close, in a blaze of mediocrity with a fair bit of misery thrown in. As the coach’s wife and striker’s mum, I think I feel it more than most other parents. It’s not just my own misery I have to deal with, it’s my husband’s and my son’s. Because they work flipping hard at football. They deserve more than mid-table mediocrity. Every season starts the same...

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