Times change
Feb23

Times change

I’ve been looking back on the early days of my blog and two things have struck me. First, that my writing wasn’t as cringey as I thought it would be. But mainly that times really do change. It seems silly, but I hadn’t realised how much things had changed in the five and a half years I’d been blogging. When I started out, I thought I had big kids, but the reality is, I had little kids. My eldest had just turned...

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Buying school shoes – Here we go again!
Feb21

Buying school shoes – Here we go again!

Every time. Every flipping time we have to buy school shoes it’s a hassle. Because my younger son has wide feet. Really wide feet. Above an H. Which means he has to go up a half size or a size every time. And they only make one or two flipping awful styles to fit him. With football boots and trainers, we just literally make the sizes up as we go along. So he had size 8 football boots in year 5 (have you seen how narrow football...

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From Grade 1 to Grade 5 – in a year
Feb20

From Grade 1 to Grade 5 – in a year

This time last year, my daughter was working towards her Grade 2 ballet exam. So, technically, she was still actually Grade 1. She aced her Grade 2 and went on to ace her Grade 3 later in the year – getting a well-deserved distinction in both exams. I was so proud of her, but I was left wondering, what now? Because at my daughter’s small ballet school, they do exams as a class. They don’t have big enough classes to...

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Silent Sunday 19.2.17
Feb19

Silent Sunday 19.2.17

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Project 365 2017 Week 7
Feb18

Project 365 2017 Week 7

It’s been half-term here, which we were all desperate for. We haven’t done a lot, but it’s been nice to have a break from the routine and I have even been getting up slightly later! Here’s our week in pictures… Day 43 – Sunday 12th February – a very cold day. We did very little. This is the guinea pigs chilling out in the kitchen while I had the pleasure of cleaning their hutch in the cold....

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