Talking to my daughter about puberty
Apr25

Talking to my daughter about puberty

I’ve been meaning to talk to my daughter about puberty for nearly 18 months now, but somehow it just didn’t happen. We were always busy and it was hard to find time, as well as space where we wouldn’t be interrupted by the boys. But she’s 11 now. I really needed to do it. Of course my biggest fear was that she would start her periods and would have no idea what was happening. But I didn’t actually think...

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Parkrun: Four PBs in a row
Apr24

Parkrun: Four PBs in a row

It took me nearly a year of pushing myself to knock a single second off my Parkrun PB. A week later, unbelievably, I knocked another 17 seconds off my PB. Remarkably, a week later, I knocked a further five seconds off to get my 5k PB down to exactly 23 minutes. The following week, I didn’t just think I’d get a PB again, I didn’t hope I’d get a PB again, I KNEW I’d get a PB again. On the third week,...

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Silent Sunday 23.4.17
Apr22

Silent Sunday 23.4.17

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Project 365 2017 Week 16
Apr22

Project 365 2017 Week 16

It’s been a quiet second week of the school holidays spent at home for us. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 106 – Sunday 16th April – Easter Sunday! I don’t believe in going overboard with presents and chocolate at Easter, so my kids woke up to just one egg each from us. They had a small egg hunt in the garden with their little cousins, then we all went round to my parents’ for lunch (my...

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The handball tournament
Apr21

The handball tournament

My younger son does A LOT of sport at school (unlike his sister). Throughout the winter, games lessons mean rugby, but they also have PE lessons. PE varies a bit – they do gymnastics and various other sports. This year, they started playing handball. I don’t know much about handball at all. It’s an indoor team game, which has similarities to netball and basketball, although they shoot into a goal rather than a net....

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