Silent Sunday 25.9.16
Sep25

Silent Sunday 25.9.16

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Project 366 Weeks 37 & 38
Sep24

Project 366 Weeks 37 & 38

This last couple of weeks have been all about calm days, working quietly on my own, and totally manic evenings, as the kids seem to be doing more extra-curricular activities than ever. I hope things ease up a bit soon, because I don’t think I can keep the pace up all year. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 255 – Sunday 11th September – Eric had his final bath of the year and I scrubbed the hutch to within...

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The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz
Sep23

The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

I loved Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the rest of the Millennium Trilogy. I read the three books one after another many years ago. It was the Millennium Trilogy which first got me hooked on thrillers. As fans of the books will know, the trilogy could never have been more than a trilogy. Because Stieg Larsson died of a heart attack in 2004, at the age of 50. Shortly after his death, the complete manuscripts...

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The new guinea pig
Sep21

The new guinea pig

After our guinea pig, Daisy, died unexpectedly at the age of 2, our thoughts turned to getting a new friend for Eric. Guinea pigs are sociable animals who need to be with their own kind. Although, strangely, Eric seemed to be doing well on his own at first. Briefly, I even considered that he might be better on his own. But we knew getting a new guinea pig would ultimately be the best thing for him. I know our local pet shop gets new...

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‘They’ll have to give something up’
Sep20

‘They’ll have to give something up’

Naively, I thought the extra-curricular activities might be easier to juggle this term. My daughter would be back to one ballet class a week, after doing two a week since just before Easter, and she would no longer be going to her tutor. So that was two activities less per week! Easy, right? Er – no. Because when my son informed me, with just a day’s notice, that his school rugby would now be on a Tuesday, it all came...

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